Child Sponsorship

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If you have hugs to spare, consider sponsoring a child through our Global Ministries Child Sponsorship Program, a global children’s ministry of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). For more than 40 years we have provided assistance to destitute children in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Europe. Currently, we have eleven centers participating and approximately 1000 children in the program.

What Child Sponsorship is…

Our program works closely with private centers that have long-established links with a UCC or Disciples global ministry partner. The program helps to provide basic meals, clothing, shelter and health care to children in orphanages and shelters for homeless children. In some cases partial school fees and uniforms are provided through support of sponsors.

Sponsorship fees

Sponsorship fees range from $25 to $40. Sponsorship costs vary according to the services a center provides and the cost of living in that country. No funds are sent to government institutions or individuals. Sponsors receive a letter, with a brief biography and photo of their child. If the child is old enough to write, sponsors can expect a minimum of two letters a year, and/or periodic progress resports from the center’s administrator.

For more information about our program, please contact:

Linda Lawrence
Wider Church Ministries
United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115