Frequently Asked Questions You May Have Before You Sponsor A Child
How long do I sponsor a child? The child you sponsor will remain in the program as long as they remain a part of Ima’s Home. Your monthly donation helps to provide for that child during that month. Children in the child sponsorship program are between the ages of Infant until their education is complete. When the child leaves Ima’s Home, your support continues to inspire change for another child who has been awaiting sponsorship.
Can I visit the child? Yes. You are more than welcome to visit your sponsored child and Ima’s Home. We have Mission Trips scheduled throughout the year. Registration is open at imashome.com/missiontrips.
How often will I hear about the child? And from the child? Once you have sponsored a child, you will receive a card that includes information about the child, a letter from our Coordinator, and a Facebook invitation to our private Ima’s Home Friends page that will acquaint you with the home. Throughout the year you will receive updates, prayer requests and praise reports. You will also be able to see the children’s activities, live praise and worship and other special occasions. Your letters represent hope to the child, so you are encouraged to write as often as you like, and we will translate on your behalf. In the future we are hoping to start a pen pal program so that the sponsored child will be able to respond during the year. The relationship between you and your sponsored child will grow and develop through regular communications.
Can I send gifts to my child? Yes, encouragement and inspiration are the most valuable things you can include in your letters to your sponsored child! If you want to add more, consider lightweight, paper-based items, and of course, photos of you will be the best!
Does the money go directly to the child? No. Your child sponsorship payments are leveraged with the donations of other sponsors to make your sponsored child’s community a healthier place to grow up, to adequately provide for needs such as education, health, and nutrition.
What does your monthly sponsorship provide for the child? Your sponsored child will have access to things like clean water, an education, improved healthcare, better nutrition and a loving home. Your monthly pledge provides resources that empower Ima’s Home to better care for the children.