Things to Know Before Canceling Your Save the Children Support
We understand that financial situations can and do change. If you’d like to stop your monthly support of Save the Children, either by canceling your sponsorship or by canceling your recurring gift, we are here to help.
Before you make this life-changing decision, however, here are 10 important things to consider.
Child Sponsorship Can Change Lives
With your help, in the past year, Save the Children programs supported millions of children, thousands of which are here in America. These children have hope for better lives because of donors like you.
We believe strongly in sponsorship and are grateful for the chance to work on your behalf to provide care and support for children who need it most, like Gniré.
When Gnire was 11-years old, she contracted malaria not once but twice. Thankfully, treatment saved her life. Now, thanks to Save the Children sponsors, Gniré feels more in control of her future. Read more about how Save the Children sponsors are helping children like Gniré to not only survive, but thrive.
Long-Term Sponsorship is Key to Communities
With support from sponsors, Save the Children is able to forge local partnerships to provide tools that empower entire communities to better support their children’s health, education, protection and growth. Then we transition to new communities, so we can reach even more girls and boys.
This life-changing work takes about 10 years from start to finish, so we design our programs to last approximately that same number of years. Therefore, we encourage sponsors to view their support as a long-term commitment.
Watch this engaging video to see it all come to life!
Your Monthly Support Can Be Adjusted
Sponsorship is an entirely voluntary, ongoing relationship that supports our critical work with vulnerable children around the world. There is no contract involved, and if needed, it is possible to adjust your giving frequency or decrease your monthly giving amount to something that is more comfortable for you. We hope that with a little adjustment, you can make a fresh start that will let you continue to be a sponsor.
To continue your sponsorship by adjusting your giving frequency or amount, please call us at 1-800-728-3843, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (EST).
What Happens to the Child I Sponsor If I Need to Cancel My Support?
In the event that you decide to cancel your sponsorship support, the child you sponsor will be notified of the change. While we will do our best to match the child you sponsor with a new sponsor, there is no guarantee that this will happen. Some sponsored children can wait up to 300 days to be matched with a sponsor, so the process can take quite a long time.
Thank you for learning more about the impact your potential cancellation may have on the child you sponsor. In the event that you have decided to still cancel your sponsorship support, please call us at 1-800-728-3843, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (EST).
We’re a Highly-Rated Charity
Charity watch groups give us top ratings for achieving incredible results for children. That’s because Save the Children has a proven track record of using donations efficiently and effectively. When you give, 85% of every dollar goes straight to our mission – helping children grow up healthy, learning and safe.
Your Ongoing Support Helps Millions of Children Each Year
With your help in the past year, Save the Children supported millions of children, thousands of which are here in America. These children have hope for better lives because of donors like you.
As a Recurring Donor, You Enable Us to Act Quickly in the Face of an Emergency
Your commitment to a recurring gift ensures that Save the Children can act quickly when an emergency strikes. Thanks to your support, we’re transforming the way emergency care is delivered, putting a world-class team of health professionals to work for children anywhere in the world within 72 hours.
But we can’t do this without your continued support.
Your Monthly Gift Is a Powerful Commitment – One that We Depend On Every Day
At Save the Children, we believe that even small acts of generosity can create lasting change that ripples throughout children’s lives, their families, their communities and our world.
As a monthly donor, your support helps fund many types of programs that make lasting change for children in need. Without you, these programs are just not possible.
Your Monthly Support Can Be Adjusted
Perhaps changing the frequency or amount of your recurring donation will achieve the benefit you desire without diminishing your impact for children.
Consider changing your contribution frequency from monthly support to quarterly support to better meet your financial needs. Payments can be sent monthly, quarterly or annually based on your preferences. Or, consider reducing your monthly amount by a few dollars to something that fits better with your current financial situation.
To change your contribution frequency or amount, simply contact us at 1-800-728-3843, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (EST).
Thank you for learning more about the impact your potential cancellation may have on our life-saving programs for children around the world. In the event that you have decided to still cancel your recurring gift, please call us at 1-800-728-3843, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (EST).
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