It is easy to sponsor a child. Please visit our website at www.bridgesofhope.ca and click "sponsor a child" or call our office at 403-380-3844 (toll free number 1-877-460-6036).
With a donation of $35 a month, you will help to make a positive difference in the life of one child. It only takes a few minutes to set up your monthly donation by direct withdrawal or credit card. You can choose to contribute on an annual basis as well.
SuperSponsorship begins with a one-time donation of $3000. This donation is directed to our micro, mezzo and macro financing programs and the interest realized becomes the source of funding for your sponsored child.
Each indigenous school-based child development center project manager and administrator submits a budget each year to Bridges of Hope to operate and implement the project on a result base management model. There is a 12-20% project management, implementation, and monitoring and administrative cost. Bridges of Hope works closely with our partners to ensure that your donation is being used effectively.
Our global partners invest in the health and well-being of our sponsored children by not only covering their basic needs, but by providing educational opportunities, life-skills and vocational training and nutritional and healthcare support. We engage with children through our weekly children’s clubs to help bring physical, emotional and spiritual healing into their lives because so many children are suffering from the effects of poverty, war and disease.
Because we are all connected! We are approachable, indigenous and authentic. We deliver results that are sustainable. We are led by people who have experienced the poverty that we are seeking to eradicate. Most people already know why sponsorship works: it is a win-win situation. The sponsor gains a window into the life of a child in a developing country and, also has the privilege of knowing that a child, the most vulnerable person affected by poverty, is being helped significantly. The sponsored child receives encouragement knowing that someone cares enough to help him and benefits from living in a growing community where families and community leaders are being supported in their efforts to make sustainable changes that produce healthier living conditions.
Yes. There are exceptions. Bridges of Hope does partner with other organizations that use the 3:1 ratio in their child development projects; that is, three sponsors for one child.
We offer you the opportunity to stay with your child until the age of eighteen years. However, your sponsored child's circumstances may change; for example, his or her family may move beyond the reach of our program. We will inform you as quickly as possible if any such circumstance affects your sponsored child, and we will offer you the opportunity to support another child.
We understand that your life's circumstances may change, so if you find it necessary to discontinue your sponsorship, we ask that you notify us in writing as soon as possible. We can then begin the process of finding a new sponsor for your child so that the support continues uninterrupted.
You can specify gender and country, or we will be happy to choose a child for you. Currently, we have children in several countries that are waiting for sponsorship. We have many people who sponsor two, three or more children.
Yes. Send your letter to our office in Lethbridge and we will forward it to your child. Please see our guidelines in 'Connecting with your Child'.
Yes, with some restrictions. Please see our guidelines in 'Connecting with your Child'.
Yes, you can visit your child through our Sponsor Tour. Many people have already visited their sponsored children and have found it to be an unforgettable experience. Please call the Bridges of Hope office in Lethbridge for details.
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Please notify us by phone or email as soon as possible to ensure consistent support for your child.
It is important that you keep your current address updated with our office to ensure you receive correspondence, updates about your child, and your charitable donation tax receipt.