Sponsor a Child
Vulnerable children need a reason to hope - champion hope for an at-risk child today!
Right now children around the world are even more vulnerable to poverty, sickness, homelessness, and abuse.*
But you can champion hope for one child. Your gift of $49/month will provide a boy or girl with ongoing education, health, discipleship, and community-building support.
An at-risk child can start to thrive when provided with the building blocks for success in life — all made possible when you champion a child and begin your sponsorship relationship. And all of Hope Story’s child sponsorship is led by local in-country church partners who show the love of Jesus in tangible ways to children and families, right in their own communities, in culturally sensitive ways.
* “The harmful effects of the pandemic will not be distributed equally. They are expected to be most damaging for children in the poorest countries, and in the poorest neighbourhoods, and for those in already disadvantaged or vulnerable situations." -UNICEF
Become a Sponsor
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We'll connect you with a child
Someone will be available to talk to you by phone or email about the children who most need you as their sponsor right now.
See your sponsored child flourish
How do you match me with a child to sponsor?
We believe lives are changed through relationship, and that the transformative relationship of sponsorship with us begins when you speak to a real person at Hope Story about sponsoring a child. When you fill out a sponsorship form, or contact us by phone or email, someone at Hope Story will be able talk to you about embarking on this wonderful journey of investing in a child's life!
Why Your Sponsorship Matters
Our Commitment to YouWhen you partner with Hope Story, you can be confident in:
The Hope Story family brings together people in Canada and abroad who endeavour to follow the example of Jesus Christ in both what we do and how we do it. By partnering with local in-country churches, we invite children into a loving community. Our partners are committed to ministering the love of Jesus every day.
Your gift makes a real difference in the life of the child you sponsor. We know this because we operate our child sponsorship programs directly, working closely through our local in-country church partners who meet the needs of sponsored children in a culturally relevant way, sensitive to the child's context.
Our Guarantee85 cents from every dollar
We endeavour to keep administrative costs as low as possible while providing excellent support to our field partners, and high accountability for our donors. Because Hope Story has a number of generous donors who contribute directly to our overhead costs, we are able to guarantee that:
85 cents of every dollar donated to children's programming goes directly to food, education, and essential support for vulnerable children (80 cents of every dollar donated to one-time/capital projects, such as the construction of a school, goes directly to our field partners).
Now grown up, Billy's story is one of hope fulfilled! He is a successful graduate of Creation of Hope in Kenya, a place of love and shelter where 'Grandmother Ruth' and her team are caring for scores of orphaned children and teens.
"Hope Story has been our help. In terms of clothing--that's why even today I can say I'm thankful. Paying our school fees, caring for basic needs and everything. I thank you, sponsors back in Canada."
Once a child supported by Canadian sponsors, today he is a graduate of Masai Technical Institute in supply chain management. Watch his full story here.
Angela lost both of her parents at an early age - her mother was a nurse and her father an accountant. She and her siblings found themselves with no option but to go and live with an uncle who already had a very large family of his own.
There were simply too many children to feed and clothe. Her uncle struggled to send them all to school and sometimes Angela could not go because of the cost of attending.
But because of the generosity of Hope Story child sponsors, Angela and her siblings can now attend school and eat properly. She can now hope to complete her education and she wants to become a nurse, just like her mother!
Chui lives with his mother and two older sisters in Tanzania. They live in a home his mother built with her own hands after the children’s father abandoned the family. The roof is made from plastic bags - it’s an amazing accomplishment but it also illustrates the challenges Chui’s family is up against.
His mother earns what she can, chopping down trees to make and sell charcoal. She also grows beans and vegetables on their little plot, and they just get by.
Chui attends the Amani School, Hope Story’s partner in Tanzania, made possible through child sponsorship. The school’s lunch program is a critical addition to his diet. The high-quality education Amani School offers, paired with mentorship, spiritual guidance, community outreach, and home visits, fill a large gap for Chui and his mother.
Diane*, Burkina Faso
One of 7 children of subsistence farming parents in the community of Gampela, in Burkina Faso, Diane's father works hard in the field all day long to feed his family. But it's always a struggle. The reservoir he draws from to water his vegetable crop always runs dry before the rains come.
Diane benefits from the big, nutritious lunch she receives at the Gampela Christian school every day, thanks to the school's daily food program. Many families in the community count on their children receiving their lunch at school to ensure they get enough to eat every day.
Diane rides her bike to school, loves to play soccer, and will receive a great education from primary school through high school, and even on to vocational school if she wants. She can also get medical care from the Gampela Clinic when she needs it - it's the only clinic in this rural community, in a country where resources are already scarce.