Sponsor a child

Sponsoring a child changes lives — including your own.

Your sponsorship can help a girl receive an education, have access to clean water and healthcare and be protected from violence.

See how a sponsor like you helped 12-year-old Prudence from Zambia

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Read her story

The full circle of Fate

Access to education is hard for girls in villages in Cameroon. Parents decide to keep a girl child at home because there’s an idea that the female will get married, but the male child will carry the family’s legacy. I didn’t have to worry about this because of my sponsor.

When you sponsor a child through Plan, you form an incredible friendship.

But that’s just the beginning. With Plan, you also have the unique opportunity to:

Send them birthday gifts and cards.

Give them special holiday presents called Little Treasures.

Subscribe them to Plan’s educational kids’ magazine, Sunny Days.

— Visit them (when travel restrictions are lifted), with individual travel assistance from us.

Each gift offering is safely hand-delivered by us, and given to your child with personalized cards from you. It’s likely that the child you sponsor will have never seen anything like these gifts, and with the exception of Little Treasures they’re available year-round to make the bond between you and your sponsored child even stronger.

Meet a child to sponsor

What impact will your sponsorship create?

When you sponsor a child with Plan International USA, you have the opportunity to develop a life-long connection with a girl or boy who needs you, while helping to improve the support network surrounding them.

Over 80 years of experience have taught us that helping families and communities become self-sufficient is the best way to secure children’s futures.

As a sponsor, you can support programs, innovation and infrastructure required to deliver our programs to girls and children worldwide, in areas such as protection, education, health, sanitation, disaster relief and economic empowerment. Community led, self-sustaining projects in your sponsored child’s community and country create sustainable change and address the root causes of poverty.

How sponsorship works

How is my money used?

Your contributions are combined with those of other sponsors, providing a steady stream of funding for long-term solutions in your sponsored child’s community and country. Community led, self-sustaining projects in your sponsored child’s community and country create sustainable change and address the root causes of poverty.

What will I receive?

You’ll receive a welcome package that includes photos and information about your sponsored child. And then, the friendship begins! You can exchange letters (digital or handwritten), cards and photos. Plan also offers unique gifts for sponsored children, like Sunny Days educational magazines and Little Treasures holiday gifts. You’ll also receive regular updates on your impact on girls and children around the world.

Why sponsor with Plan?

Sponsorship is a way to maximize your impact, while also building a friendship with an individual child. Plan is more than 80 years strong, and we’ve been fighting for children and equality since day one. We know that helping families and communities become self-sufficient is the best way to secure children’s futures. And we couldn’t do it this work without the support of our sponsors.