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Child Sponsorship Frequently Asked Questions

1. What specific benefits will the child I sponsor receive?

Housing, clothing, food, education, Christian teaching, and a loving, spiritual environment. Also, you will be giving the emotional security in knowing that God is providing someone who is lovingly taking care of his or her needs.

2. Will I be the only person sponsoring the child I'm helping?

Some children may have multiple sponsors. We would like to have at least three sponsors per child, both to cover the full cost of caring for the child, as well as to give the child a connection with more than just one individual or family.

3. If I must discontinue my sponsorship, what happens to the child I'm helping?

The child will continue to be cared for until God provides another sponsor for the child.

4. How long should my sponsorship last?

We encourage you to follow God's leading in this. We prefer our sponsors to form long- lasting relationships with the children and for sponsorship to last up to the age of 18, or until the child is able to be transitioned into the community.

5. How can I communicate with the child I sponsor?

You can communicate via email to your child, write letters, send gifts, or even occasionally speak to your child by phone.

6. Will my child write to me?

The children generally love to communicate with their sponsors. This may be in the form of thank you letters, cards, emails, or other means. Some children do this more frequently than others.

7. Can I send gifts to my child?

Yes, the children love to receive gifts - especially at Christmas time and on their birthday. Financial gift amounts that are sometimes sent with correspondence normally range between $10 and $20. The children are also grateful to receive pictures of you and your family. We have created some giving guidelines. Please ask if you would like to view the guidelines.

8. What makes RHIs sponsorship program stand out among other childcare organizations?

We have a tremendous amount of personal communication. In the past most of our sponsors have come from people who have visited us on a team. They get to know their child personally, and have received personal notes, updates, and even phone calls from their child. In addition, 100% of the funds received through our sponsorship program support the ministry directly. Nothing is taken off the top to pay for a large and elaborate home office structure.

9. Is RHI affiliated with one particular church or denomination?

No. RHI is a Christian non-profit, and is not affiliated with any denominations. However, we are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and are accountable to them. RHI has a doctrinal statement and we only partner with churches or denominations that agree with our doctrinal position.

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