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A child needs your help today

Millions of children in developing countries lack access to basic necessities, like health care, nutrition and education. When you sponsor a child, you give them resources they need to survive and empower them to raise the standard of living for their families and communities. Help a child. Help their community. Help begin the cycle of progress.

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The Start of something special

When you sponsor a child, 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 child, opportunities to write them whenever you like, and annual updates on your child, their community and country so you can see first-hand how your donations have made an impact.

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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
  • 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

For a little over $1 a day, you can provide life-saving essentials to a child, their family and their community.

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The Power of Your Sponsorship

Your donations will fund life-changing projects in your sponsored child’s community – projects that will help children access their basic rights.

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Learn about our Premium Child Sponsorship

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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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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!

  • 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.