What is Sponsorship?
A sponsor is a person who provides financial support to enable children to receive food, clothing, shelter, education, medical needs, spiritual and loving care.
The life of an orphaned and vulnerable child is unstable and unfair. When only certain children in a home or facility receive the benefits of sponsorship and the others look on and wonder why they are not sponsored, inequality and the feelings of not being valued are perpetuated. Our new program, called the Sponsorship Program, will aim to serve all of the children, not a select few. This ensures equal opportunity and creates self-worth. It also reduces unnecessary tension among children and allows staff to make better use of time and energy at the home, school or centre.
What Does it Cost?
Basic sponsorship cost of a minimum of $300 annually, or you may pay in monthly installments of $25.00. The money received at our territorial headquarters is forwarded in total to the designated territory or command.
Sponsorship funding will be used to provide necessary support for the community or program.
How Do I Become a Sponsor?
You can apply online by clicking here.
To apply by mail, open the attached application form and find a list of zones where The Salvation Army operates this program.
Just follow these easy steps:
1. Fill out the application form, suggesting three (3) choices of where you wish to sponsor a project.
2. Detach and mail the completed application form, along with your donation made payable to The Salvation Army Sponsorship Program, to the address on the back of this brochure. Payment can be made by: personal cheque, pre-authorized payment plan, or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express) by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) and specify “Sponsorship”. Receipts will be issued.
Is This Program Worthwhile?
We feel it is—Jesus died for all the children. The world’s children need our prayers and concern. They are innocent victims of war, power struggles and aggression. Many are stateless rootless and unwanted. Others are victims of broken families, confused and missing the security and shelter of a loving home, and often with the stability which only faith can give. It is impossible to know the total impact upon the hearts and minds of thousands of young children, from a multitude of backgrounds and cultures, who come under the Army’s care in countries around the world.