ICC Child Sponsorship Program


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Be a Hero in the Life of a Child

Many of today’s youth can point to an individual in the sports, movie or music industry and say, “that’s my hero!” But is a real hero someone who just entertains and provides a few laughs or moments of emotional satisfaction? Is Child an athlete’s prowess an accurate measure of heroism? In the lives of ICC’s children and youth, child sponsors make a lasting difference and are real heroes.

Orphaned and abandoned children are often forced to the streets searching for food and a place to live. By sponsoring such a child, you give your love and support so they aren’t forced to try and make it on their own in neighborhoods filled with gangs, drugs and prostitution. Your support helps to provide meals, shelter and education. We invite you to be a hero in the life of a child. Become a sponsor today.

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Join Other Heroes Helping Kids

Because our children have no other means of support, they require 24-7-365 care. ICC builds homes and hires a loving couple to provide a family environment for these children. Education is offered according to each child’s ability and interest. Child Though the amount of financial support needed for each child varies depending on the country, age of the child, and level of education the average amount is $240 per month. In order to provide adequately for each child and to offer multiple “hero opportunities,” ICC operates a shared sponsorship program. You can sponsor a child for as little as $1 a day. Due to the costs of providing a life-sustaining sponsorship program, we have a suggested minimum monthly sponsorship of $30. Many give more, and we do our best to accommodate everyone's desire to be a hero in the life of a child.


The Impact of Your Support

Your donation helps to provide all of the things that parents provide for their own children. In some of our children’s villages there are hundreds of individual meals prepared each day. Can you imagine a family food budget like that? Your support goes towards children’s clothes; school fees, supplies, and books; housing; recreation; bedding and personal hygiene items. The list goes on.

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ICC Children Thank You!

Heroes in this life are rare indeed, especially the kind that give of themselves in support of others who have little but gratitude to give in return. ICC children are grateful for all that sponsors are doing to give them a second opportunity in life at an ICC children’s village. They treasure the relationships they have with their sponsors. On their behalf, thank-you for considering the gift of sponsorship which truly is a gift of love.

For more details contact ICC’s sponsorship department by e-mail or toll free 800-ICC-PRAY (422-7729).

What it Means to Be a Sponsor

“It was at an event that Janet and I were able to meet the children we sponsored. As each one of the children came over to us we listened and learned about each of them. This experience was much more emotional than we had expected it to be. These children long for the day to know that someone cares enough to provide for and love them.

With tears in his eyes one of the older boys told us it is the dream of very boy and girl there to know they have a sponsor and meet them.

At the end of the evening Janet and I talked to each other about how we need to do a better job at writing to “our kids.” If you are sponsoring one child or more I encourage you to take a few minutes and write them. Tell them you care about them. Encourage them to do their best, and tell them you love them! Include your picture. They will cherish the picture. In so doing you are filling a big void in their lives. You will be playing a big part in mending their broken hearts.

If you are not a sponsor, become one. It will change your life.”

Paul Edgren