You will receive a photo and story of your child in our Sponsorship Welcome Packet. We will include information about Kenya and the home where your child lives, along with the information about how we handle communication with your child. You will receive an annual progress report along with an updated photo of your child.
Your Complete Care sponsorship provides:
Once a year we have a postcard party in both homes. This note provides an opportunity for you to communicate with your child through a written word of encouragement. Be on the lookout for a postcard we will send to you. Please write a note on it to your child and include photos if you would like to. The kids love to see pictures of their American families! When you return your postcard and snapshots to us, the party planning begins. The staff at Children of Hope® brainstorm to create a fun and memorable celebration for each of our homes. This party is a very precious time in the children’s lives as they receive these messages of affirmation from their family across the ocean.
Our unsponsored children will also receive a personal postcard written by a volunteer so that each child knows they are special, and equally loved and valued within our homes.
You can join in on one of our mission trips and visit our homes and visit all our children, but we don’t arrange for individual trips for you to meet and spend time with your child. Contact us and let us know of your interest to join one of our mission trips.
Because our children live in complete care homes and function as families, the “aunties” and “uncles” handle the purchasing of gifts for the celebration of children’s birthdays and Christmas. It’s important for all the children to feel equally significant within the family, so we don’t want some kids to receive sponsors gifts and others not. As you can imagine, this could be hurtful to hearts of the children. For this reason, we don’t allow special presents from child sponsors. If you or a group you’re a part would like to do a project providing gifts for all the children, we would love to work with you on this type of project.
Children of Hope accepts the following donation methods:
*We do not send monthly statements or reminders to donors. Although upon request, we are happy to send payment envelopes to help you remember to send your annual, quarterly or monthly donations.
Currently we do not have a process for short or long term volunteers. We are open to speaking with you about the possibility of volunteering at one of our homes.