CERI uses one-on-one child sponsorships to run its programs in developing countries. A sponsored child qualifies for one of the CERI programs (either Foster Care or Transitional Care) and is able to fully participate and benefit from all the services and relief brought to them by CERI staff, foster families, Christian mentors, local and international volunteers.
Child sponsorships encourage the development of a healthy, positive and lasting interpersonal relationship between the sponsor and child. Such a relationship, supplemented by the social services offered by CERI staff, has the capacity to empower a child and help him/her overcome the generational cycle of poverty by embracing a lifestyle of resiliency, determination, and faith in God.
Sponsorships accomplish their purpose through:
- Sharing the love of Christ through positive personal relationships and correspondence;
- Providing wrap-around services through the CERI in-country programs;
- Covering basic needs through a cash stipend (e.g., food, shelter, school, clothing);
- Enabling youth to continue their education beyond the minimum level;
- Providing a context for the development of their faith.
Do sponsorships really make a difference?
Child Sponsorship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
- How is my sponsorship money being used?
- What should I write about in letters to my chid?
- May I send gifts directly to my sponsored child?
- May I visit my sponsored child?
- Will I receive a tax deductible receipt?
- And many more FAQs...
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