Tax receipts are issued in February for donations made above $25 for the previous calendar year.
It's natural to want to send something extra to your sponsored child, but we ask that you do not send gifts or money. These create security and delivery issues, as well as jealousies among families and children who do not receive gifts. As you can imagine, maintaining good relationships with all the community members where we work is essential to the success of our programs.
Gifts you might consider sending are photos of your family or a postcard from where you live, as children love to receive these items. If you would like to make additional contributions to our work, we have a wide variety of child-centred projects and initiatives you can help fund.
Contact us at 1-800-387-1418 or create an online account with us to update your contact information. Please allow 48 hours for your new online account to be activated. Already have an online account with us? Please log in to update your information.
Please call us at 1-800-387-1418 to update your financial information. One of our Donor Support representatives will be happy to assist you.
Plan respects the privacy of our donors. The personal information you share with us will be used to manage your sponsorship, provide you with opportunities to help children and communicate with you about our work. It will not be sold, traded or rented to any other organization.
No. Sponsorship contributions are pooled centrally, and used to fund programs benefiting sponsored children, their families and communities. More than 70 years of experience have taught us that helping families and communities become self-sufficient is the best way to secure the child’s future.
Learn more about child sponsorship.
The length of your commitment is up to you. Many sponsors have been with us for many years, which allows us to make long-term commitments to our partner communities.
If you choose to end your sponsorship for any reason, please call us so we can introduce your sponsored child to a new sponsor.
At the age of 18, all sponsored children officially “graduate” from the program, although they will continue to benefit from our involvement in their community. If a sponsored child’s family moves out of the area where Plan works, or if the community decides that it has become self-sufficient and no longer in need of Plan assistance, the sponsorship will come to an end.
When that happens, you’ll receive a profile and photograph of a new child to sponsor. If you don’t want to make the transition to a new child, or want to shift to another way to give to Plan’s work, contact us and let us know your wishes.
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Founded in 1937, we are one of the world's oldest and largest charities working to end global poverty.Inclusive of all faiths and cultures, Plan has only one purpose: to improve the lives of children.