16 September 2019

5 Ways To Enhance Your Child Sponsorship Experience

Here are 5 ways you can get even more out of your sponsorship experience

Are you new to child sponsorship?

You've made an amazing (and life-changing) decision to sponsor a child. Thank you for giving a child the chance to thrive! 

By sponsoring a child, you're joining our family of sponsors who have committed to helping children and communities in need. For some, this means sacrificing a few flat whites each month. We know that's not easy... coffee = life. 

But, we've heard from heaps of ChildFund New Zealand supporters who have enjoyed the reward of becoming a child sponsor: Watching as the special child they support grows up healthy, happy and able to achieve their dreams. 

Your donations really do help! 

Sponsoring a child is a unique and rewarding experience. Through the years, you'll witness the remarkable changes that happen when you invest in the life of a child, their family and community. 

Every year, you'll get a progress report showing you the ways your monthly donations have impacted the life of your sponsored child (If you haven't received your report this year, be sure to call us right away on 0800 808 822, and we will get it sorted for you). 

Here are 5 ways you can get the most out of your child sponsorship experience:

1. Get to know your new friend

Build a great relationship by sending letters and photos to your sponsored child. Be sure to keep letters short and simple so they're easy to translate - and use the address shown in your sponsorship welcome package. You'll always receive a reply, but please be patient! It takes a bit of time to get back to you. 

If you would like some tips on how to write to your sponsored child, or if you're unsure of your their address, don't hesitate to give us a call on 0800 808 822.

2. Join our online community

We're always sharing new and interesting things about the community where your sponsored child lives. Join our mailing list by emailing thrive@childfund.org.nz today and you won't miss any of our updates.

Please follow us on social media for even more ChildFund news and stories:

3. Meet other child sponsors

You're part of an inspiring group of child sponsors who are changing the world, one child at a time. Meet others like you by attending our events and taking part in our planned activities. 

Want to know when the next event is coming up? Give us a call on 0800 808 822 and we'll let you know!

4. Visit your sponsored child

One of the most rewarding experiences you can have is to visit the community where your new friend lives. This life-changing moment will be cherished forever. Let us know at least three months before you plan to travel, so we can help set it all up for you. 

Call us today on 0800 808 822 and we'll let you know everything that's involved. 

Would you like to WIN a trip to visit your sponsored child? Learn more here

5. Celebrate special events

Many sponsors like to recognise special events throughout the year. If you'd like we can send a small monetary gift to your sponsored child, their family or their community. You can also call us on 0800 808 822 to talk about making a larger donation towards your sponsored child's community at any time.

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