- How does Back2Back’s Child Sponsorship Program work?
- What can I expect as a $25/month Nourish Sponsor?
- What can I expect as a $100/month Restore Sponsor?
- What can I expect as a $250/month Transform Sponsor?
- I am connected with a specific child. How often can I write to them?
- I am connected with a specific child. Can I visit them?
- I am connected with a specific child. Can I send them a gift?
- How is Back2Back’s Child Sponsorship Program different from other child sponsorship programs?
- How much of my donation is given to the child?
- Why does it cost more to sponsor a child through Back2Back as opposed to other child sponsorship programs?
- How does Back2Back choose where to offer child sponsorship?
- What happens to children in a home who do not have sponsors?
- If am connected with a specific child, will I be the only person sponsoring them?
- Can I communicate with my sponsor child through social media?
Back2Back partners with local orphanages, communities, single mothers, churches and pastors to provide for the needs of orphans around the world. Back2Back has missionaries at each of the sites we partner with for direct oversight of the child’s care, to ensure that their needs are met. Sponsors can choose to partner with us in 3 distinct ways:
➢ Nourish every day by providing for everyday practical needs of orphaned children in Haiti, India, Nigeria and Mexico. $25/month
➢ Restore every child by connecting with a child personally and help meet spiritual, physical, educational, emotional and social needs. $100/month
➢ Transform every home by investing in transformational change for a child’s orphanage or community to make a lasting impact. $250/month What can I expect as a $25/month Nourish Sponsor?
As a $25/month Nourish sponsor, you are partnering with us to provide the everyday essential needs of the children we serve. This may include a balanced diet, housing costs, and educational expenses. As a Nourish sponsor, you will receive 2 updates a year from one of the homes from the site you sponsor. What can I expect as a $100/month Restore Sponsor?
As a $100/month Restore sponsor, your donation is used to meet the spiritual, physical, educational, emotional, and social needs of the child that you are connected. You will have the opportunity to connect with your child through letters 2-4/year and will receive 2 updates a year from the home where your child lives. What can I expect as a $250/month Transform Sponsor?
As a $250/month Transform sponsor, your donation allows us to make a lasting impact on the home you sponsor by providing better pay for workers, making improvements to the home, and hiring additional support staff. You will receive 2 updates a year from the home you sponsor, and have the opportunity to connect with one child through letters 2-4/year should you choose. I am connected with a specific child. How often can I write to them?
You are welcome to write to your child as often as you like. Four times a year we will translate any letters you have written and hand deliver them to your child. Your child will then write you a letter back, which we will translate and pass on to you. You will receive between 2 and 4 letters a year from your sponsor child, based on how often you write. The children love seeing who is writing them, so feel free to include a photograph of yourself and your family. Download the Back2Back Child Sponsorship Letter Template here. Please mail your letter to: Child Sponsorship, Back2Back Ministries, P.O. Box 70, Mason, OH 45040. I am connected with a specific child. Can I visit them?
Yes! Back2Back makes it easy to meet and visit your sponsor child by joining us on a mission trip. Many child sponsors have had the opportunity to build a deeper relationship with their child by meeting them and seeing where they live. Click here to learn more about taking a mission trip with Back2Back. I am connected with a specific child. Can I send them a gift?
Yes! Due to the high cost of mailing gifts to sponsor children, we offer sponsors the opportunity to give a donation above and beyond their normal giving amount to be used for a gift, a special outing, or a birthday party for their child. By giving generally, sponsors allow us to celebrate each child in a unique way. To give a gift to your child, simply mail in a check or make a donation on the website for the gift amount. Be sure to write your child’s ID# and write “gift” in the fund memo line. It may take up to eight weeks for your gift to be given to your sponsor child, due to the amount of time it takes to send money to the staff where your sponsor child is located. How is Back2Back’s Child Sponsorship Program different from other child sponsorship programs?
Back2Back is unique in that we are committed to going deep with each child we serve. Our sponsorship program provides twenty-four hour holistic care for the children who are under our care. By considering the child as an individual, we are able to go beyond just physical needs to meet the spiritual, educational, emotional, and social needs of the child. Another distinction of our Child Sponsorship Program is the constant oversight of the orphanages and communities by Back2Back staff. Because of Back2Back’s tireless commitment to transparency, and devotion to learning more about how to best care for each child, sponsors know that their sacrifice is truly making a difference in every aspect of their sponsored child’s life. How much of my donation is given to the child?
No money is given directly to the children sponsored in our program. Back2Back partners with the caregivers of the child to determine the individual child’s needs, and your donation goes to meet the need. The money you donate each month will be combined with those of other sponsors whose children live in the same orphanage or community to benefit all the children who live there. Back2Back ensures that 91% of all donations go directly to meeting those needs, and 9% is used for operational expenses. Why does it cost more to sponsor a child through Back2Back as opposed to other child sponsorship programs?
Back2Back primarily serves orphans who live in orphanages. As a result, we provide twenty-four hour holistic care for the children we serve. Back2Back strives to meet all of our children’s needs by focusing on our child development model, which addresses the spiritual, physical, educational, emotional, and social needs of children. This commitment to go deep, by developing the whole child, requires more of a financial commitment than other child sponsorship programs. How does Back2Back choose where to offer child sponsorship?
Back2Back is unique in that our primary focus is serving orphans. Orphans are defined as children without one or both parents, a definition which also encompasses children who have been abandoned. When Back2Back began in 1997, we ministered solely in orphanages. Over the years, we have evolved to also work with single mothers who are trying to keep their family intact. We believe this is a proactive attempt to prevent children from being left in orphanages.Back2Back chooses where to send missionaries and get involved based on God’s leading and the need of a particular area. Back2Back staff develops a relationship with the directors of the orphanages, communities, single mothers, churches, and pastors that we partner with before starting our sponsorship program. This ensures that Back2Back and the people we partner with have the same goals in mind for the children we serve. What happens to children in a home who do not have sponsors?
All the children in the orphanages Back2Back serves are provided for. No child is denied any of their basic needs based on whether or not they have a sponsor. Back2Back provides for unsponsored children through our general donations fund. If am connected with a specific child, will I be the only person sponsoring them?
The cost of meeting one child’s needs for an entire month is actually more than $100. With this in mind, we allow each child to have up to two sponsors. When sponsor children enter our Hope Education Program for high school and college, the cost of school and living expenses increases significantly. Children in the Hope Education Program may have up to three sponsors to cover these additional costs. Learn more about Back2Back’s Hope Education Program. Can I communicate with my sponsor child through social media?
If you choose to connect with your sponsor child via social media, we ask that you use it as a vehicle to encourage and edify your child. Please remember we are serving children who may be working through the issues that arise from experiencing abandonment, neglect and abuse, in addition to the typical struggles that all teenagers face. We do not assume that they will cease to wrestle through these issues simply because they are in our Child Sponsorship Program. In light of this, we encourage the children to communicate in a way that is respectful and appropriate. We hope that as their sponsor you will assist us in that by letting us know if you ever have questions or concerns about the content of an email or post from your child.