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Sponsor a Child: Learn How Child Sponsorship Works

When you join Save the Children as a monthly donor, you help to ensure that children can grow up healthy, educated and safe — no matter where they are born. Too many children right here in the U.S. and around the world aren't getting the opportunity to reach their full potential. Your support will help to create positive, irreversible change for children today and throughout the year.


Top 3 Questions About Child Sponsorship

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What is Sponsorship?

Child sponsorship lets you help give children the chance to grow up healthy, educated and safe – changing their lives and futures. Your contributions will be combined with the gifts of other supporters – rather than given directly to one child – and used to help create opportunity for children, families and entire communities.

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How much does it cost to join?

Your gift of $39 a month is pooled with the gifts of others to support children and their families in the U.S. and around the world. It's a powerful investment in children’s lives and futures!


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Why join Save the Children?

Save the Children is one of the most highly regarded charities in the world, with top charity ratings. We are the world's leading expert on childhood. We work in over 100 countries — including the United States — to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Thanks to our supporters, we achieve tremendous results for children each year. See our latest Annual Report and Financials.


What You Receive When You Join Save the Children:

  • You'll receive a welcome kit that includes information on children in our programs, details about your personal online account — plus photos and videos that show how you're making an impact. After that, you'll receive ongoing updates and communications showing the positive change your support brings for children, families and communities.

What Children Receive:

  • Thanks to your support, more children have safe places to learn and play. More children are building resilience in the face of conflict, the climate crisis and poverty. More children are benefiting from community-led change on education systems, healthcare and protection. Best of all, children are receiving an ongoing investment in their futures.

Where Can I Sponsor a Child?

Map of the countries where you can sponsor a child through Save the Children

No matter where a child lives, your support will go towards programs that help them get a healthy start in life and continuous support as they learn and grow. Our sponsorship programs run in many regions and countires — click below to explore:

You can sponsor a child in many countries around the world, including in:

Sponsoring a child increases opportunity for their success in life and beyond

Our programs help children, families and communities survive, thrive and be self sufficient. We do this by matching one child with multiple supporters and combining your contributions with those of other supporters (rather than giving them directly to one child). This lets us distribute resources to the children and communities we work with more efficiently and effectively. Your generosity benefits even more children — through stable funding, long-term support and high-quality programs.