$35 a month gives kids like Juan a new beginning
Prison Fellowship International reaches out to help save suffering children whose parents are
imprisoned in some of the poorest countries in the world. Sponsor a prisoner's child today—
and help him or her know the life-changing love of Jesus.
Learn How Child Sponsorship Changes Lives
Choose your child.
Let us know if you’d like to sponsor a boy or girl, the age range, and the country you prefer. You’ll help provide your sponsored child with essentials for a happy, healthy life.
Begin your sponsorship journey.
It starts when you receive a Welcome Kit with the story and photo of your sponsored child. And it continues with prayer requests and updates from your child that show the difference you are making.
Make a one-to-one connection.
Develop a relationship with your sponsored child as you write and receive letters—to celebrate special occasions or simply show that you care.
Basic nutrition to ensure that your sponsored child has enough to eat.
Essential healthcare to restore health and hope.
Educational support to help your child get the skills necessary for a bright future.
Christian guidance to help heal the emotional and spiritual wounds caused by rejection and loss, and provide confidence.
Regular support from a child development worker to offer a loving presence in your sponsored child’s life and make sure urgent needs are being met.
Child Sponsorship through Prison Fellowship International is when an individual or family donates a regular sum of money to support the growth and development of a child whose parents are in prison. Sponsors are encouraged to write their child and will be updated regularly on their child's progress and participation in program activities.
Your gifts do not go directly to your sponsored child, but will be used to provide program activities and a child caseworker who will help them receive essentials such as food, shelter, medical care, and education. More than 75 percent of funds donated to sponsor a child are used to directly support and care for the children. Prison Fellowship International diligently aims to adhere to acceptable financial and fundraising practices. As such, we are a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), an accreditation organization dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public’s trust through adherence to stewardship best practices related to board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fundraising, and proper use of charity resources.
Absolutely! You can look forward to receiving a response letter from your child up to six times a year. The child's child development worker will help if the child is too young to know how to write. If the letter is not in English, we will enclose a translation.
Sponsorship is a long-term commitment. Your constant support and love are essential to your sponsored child's growth and development. Prison Fellowship International sponsors are not required to sponsor a child for any set length of time, but the average length of a successful sponsorship is nine years. Because the child's needs continue after their parent is released from prison, we ask that sponsors continue their support so we can help the family adjust.
If you stop your sponsorship, we will make it a priority to match your child with a new sponsor. Although the child will remain in our program, he or she may receive fewer benefits until a new sponsor is found