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Child Sponsorship

You can change a life today

Sponsor a child for $41 a month.

Through ChildCARE Plus (CCP), you can change the future of a child who has only known a life of poverty. For almost 40 years ERDO has been working to impact the next generation! Together we are giving children an education and caring for their basic needs. The big plus of ChildCARE Plus is how our local church partners and global workers share the love of Jesus with each child and their family.

If you would like to sponsor a child today, please use the search below. If you would like to receive correspondence in French, please search by Correspondence Language only.

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Meet Yanapa

Girl Age 9 Apr 30, 2013
Thailand

Yanapa is a beautiful young girl who lives with her parents and siblings when she is not living at the children’s home. Her parents work very hard as farmers, but they have no stable income and do not make enough money to provide for all of the famil…

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Meet Fabricio Ibanoth

Boy Age 10 May 4, 2012
Honduras

Fabricio is a sweet boy who lives with his mother and grandmother in a poor community in Honduras. His mother works hard as a housekeeper to provide for the family. Sadly, his father does not support the family. Unfortunately, despite his mother’s…

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Meet Chisomo

Boy Age 3 Jun 21, 2019
Malawi

Chisomo is a friendly young boy with cerebral palsy who lives with his parents and brother in a small home without electricity or running water outside of Lilongwe, Malawi. Chisomo’s father works as a security guard and his mother is a vendor. Despi…

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How you can impact a child’s life

Education

ChildCARE Plus supports children from daycare to the end of high school. In some locations, CCP works with graduates through vocational training!

Food

ChildCARE Plus provides in-school meals, family food packs and emergency food to families facing extreme hunger.

Water

ChildCARE Plus brings clean water and hygiene to students in school and at home, with handwashing stations, bathrooms, wells and water filters.

Medical Care

ChildCARE Plus helps sponsored children who need medicine, surgery or are facing life-threatening conditions.
Spotlight on Cambodia

ChildCARE Plus Changes Families

Our ChildCARE Plus administrator, Tiffanie Rowley, works with sponsored children in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Phen. Tiffanie has seen children set free from rural and urban poverty. Working with families, she explains how the ChildCARE Plus program brings generational healing as lives are transformed by the gospel.

Learn About Vocational Sponsorship

Vocational training prepares a sponsorship student for a career! This type of training is very helpful when a student isn’t able to continue their secondary or post-secondary studies for a variety of life reasons. To help young people on their path to earning an income and breaking the cycle of poverty, ERDO helps provide vocational training opportunities in some of our program countries.

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FAQs

ChildCARE Plus (CCP) is the name of ERDO’s child sponsorship program. We have been operating CCP since 1992 and currently support over 8,200 children in 43 locations across 29 countries. ChildCARE Plus is run through global worker administrators and local staff who know every child in our program and work closely with their families.

ChildCARE Plus works with communities in the least developed countries in the world, which are facing rural and urban poverty. Currently we have 26 locations in Africa, 2 locations in Eurasia, 6 locations in Latin America, 8 locations in Asia and 1 location in a Restricted-Access Nation. Learn more about the countries where we work!

 

Your sponsorship provides needed essentials to a child living in poverty. First and foremost, your child will have access to quality education and be provided with necessary supplies such as a school uniform, textbooks and school supplies. In some locations, other items are provided like nutritious food, personal hygiene items, medical treatment and healthcare. Not only will you be supporting your sponsored child, but you’ll be giving to their family as well. Our ChildCARE Plus administrators working in your child’s community will ensure that your support is going directly to your sponsored child and their family!

ChildCARE Plus children come from communities facing extreme poverty. Children of both genders, all races, ethnicities and religions are given access to ChildCARE Plus. Our caring in-country workers select children from desperate circumstances whose families have many children and few resources. Some sponsored children come from child-headed households of orphaned children or are cared for by elderly or chronically ill guardians. All of the children in ChildCARE Plus were previously unable to attend school due to poverty.

ChildCARE Plus is designed to meet the needs of children and youth to enable them to complete their primary and secondary education. Depending on the educational system in the country, you can expect the average age for completion of the ChildCARE Plus program is between the ages of 18 and 22 years old.

When children complete their secondary education, they graduate from the ChildCARE Plus program. In some specific locations, like Guatemala, sponsors can continue to support students through vocational education at the William Cornelius Vocational Training Centre (WCVTC).

A child may leave the program before graduating if their family moves from the area, if their home situation improves, or if the family chooses to no longer participate in the program.

Once a child finishes in the ChildCARE Plus program you will receive notification along with a profile and photo of a new child to sponsor. If you do not want to transition to a new child or would like to support another ERDO project instead, please contact us and we will be happy to make this note on your account.

ERDO guarantees that 84% of all child sponsorship funds go directly to the care of your sponsored child. The remaining portion is used for the administration of the program, processing gifts, and communications that encourage other Canadians to become sponsors.

You can always send a monetary gift to your sponsored child through ERDO. Our global workers will purchase a gift in country that will benefit your sponsored child and their family, while stimulating the local economy.

ERDO can accept your cheque, credit card or pre-authorized bank withdrawal gift for your sponsored child and then securely transfer the funds to the child’s CCP worker for the safe and efficient purchase of a gift. Please contact our office at 1-800-779-7262 to send your child a gift via credit card. Alternatively, if you wish to use the same form of payment as your sponsorship, you may also e-mail [email protected] to arrange your gift.

Yes, your sponsored child is looking forward to hearing from you! In your welcome pack you will find information to help you write to your sponsored child. Please keep in mind that most letters and notes need to be translated into the child’s local language so please limit their length for our program staff. You can send a letter electronically through our ChildCARE Plus Sponsor Portal or mail your letter into our office at:

ChildCARE Plus
2450 Milltower Court
Mississauga, ON  L5N 5Z6

Yes! You can always give to a specific ChildCARE Plus field, which will help the community as well as the sponsored children in the area, instead of to a specific child. If there is a country you have a heart for, please let us know! Also, you can always give a general gift to children, which will go toward one of our current child-focused programs.

ERDO issues cumulative annual tax receipts in late January or February for your prior year’s ChildCARE Plus gifts.

Receipts for additional online gifts will be automatically generated at the time of your gift.

Thank you so much for your child sponsorship support. We understand the need to cancel a sponsorship for a variety of life reasons. We will do our best to find another Canadian donor to support your sponsor child.

You can cancel your sponsorship by connecting with our ChildCARE Plus team by phone at 1-800-779-7262 or by email at [email protected].