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children’s rights and equality for girls

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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 them, their community and country so you can see first-hand how your donations have made an impact.

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The Power of Your Sponsorship

When you sponsor a child, your donation will fund life-changing projects in your sponsored child’s community – projects that will help children access their basic human rights.

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Change A child's life

Three reasons why you should sponsor a child:

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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 said.

Eileen Fernandes-Smith, Plan Canada child sponsor

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About Plan International

Plan International Canada is a member of a global organization dedicated to advancing children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International has been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and is now active in more than 75 countries.

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Where your money goes

where your money goes chart
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Support programs benefiting children and families.
19%
Administration, operating and fundraising costs.