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Give A Child A chance

& Help empower girls to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their communities.

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A child needs your help today

Millions of children lack access to basic essentials like education and health care, and are denied their basic human rights. You can fund life-changing projects that raise the standard of living for children and their families. Through Premium Child Sponsorship, you will provide an extra boost to help girls learn, lead, decide and thrive. Help create a brighter future for everyone.

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*In the event that money raised exceeds project requirements, funds will be used to support similar activities for children and communities in need and match ratios may change.

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The Start of something special

When you sponsor a child through Premium Child Sponsorship, you’ll receive an information package about them, including details about their lives and the community they live in, and photos of them and their family. You’ll also receive an introduction letter from your sponsored child; opportunities to write them whenever you like; annual updates on them, their community and country; and quarterly Because I am a Girl progress reports so you can see how your support is changing the lives of girls.

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Did you know

There are over 150,000 child sponsors (and counting), but, there are still millions of children who need access to adequate nutrition, healthcare, education and more!

  • 121 million children out of school, more than half are girls
  • 780 million people lack access to safe drinking water, and girls in developing countries walk over 6km a day to access water
  • 1.2 billion people live on less than $1.25 per day
  • 17,000 children die every day due to malnutrition and lack of health care and girls are 2x more likely to be malnourished than boys
  • Every 2 seconds a girl is forced into marriage

For a little over $1.50 a day, you can provide life-saving essentials to a child, their family and their community.

Sponsor a child

The Power of Your Sponsorship

Your donations will fund life-changing projects that will advance children’s rights and equality for girls.

Your $6 Premium contribution will be matched 4x – so your $45 donation has a value of $69 per month to help girls around the world.

Sponsor a child

Change A child's life

Three reasons why you should sponsor a child with Plan:

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1. Sponsorship benefits the sponsored child

“I was a very poor child in Colombia, but my Canadian sponsor showed me the world through her letters. Now I am 50, with an MBA and have traveled to 15 countries. Thank you Plan and my sponsor Miss Louise Miller.”

Carlos Aparicio, MBA, Plan Colombia Board Member and former sponsored child

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2. Child Sponsorship benefits the whole community

“I went to visit my sponsored child, Ruby in Ghana, Africa The money from sponsors funds so many amazing projects that benefit both sponsored children and the children in their community. It makes more of a difference than you can even imagine.”

Kaitlyn Strickland, Plan Canada child sponsor

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3. Sponsorship benefits YOU!

“When I visited my sponsored child, Sidonie it was rewarding to see the significant difference I've made in her life and in the community, especially in such a remote place!”

Eileen Fernandes-Smith, Plan Canada child sponsor

Still have questions? Let us help!

  • What is Premium Child Sponsorship?

  • What is the difference between Child sponsorship and Premium Child Sponsorship? How does the $6 make a difference?

  • Is my donation only going towards helping girls? What about the boys?

  • What will I receive when I sponsor a child though Premium Sponsorship?

  • How does Child Sponsorship work?

  • How much does it cost to sponsor a child with Plan Canada?

  • Do sponsorship contributions go directly to one child?

  • Is the money I give to Plan Canada handled responsibly?

  • Can I communicate with the child I sponsor?

  • Can I visit my sponsored child?

  • Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

  • I have more questions. Who can I speak with?

About Plan International

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About Plan International

Plan International is a global movement for change, mobilizing millions of people around the world to support social justice for children in developing countries.


Where Your Money Goes

80.5% of donations go to support programs benefiting children and families

Where Your Money Goes

Learn how your contributions have helped change the lives of children and families in developing countries.