Why Sponsor a Child?
Break the chains of poverty
When you sponsor a child, you are helping severely disadvantaged children. Some Warm Heart kids come to us simply because they are from isolated mountain villages with no school. Most of our kids come from a hard past.
But Warm Heart’s Children’s Homes offer more than an opportunity to go to school. They also provide a place of healing.
- These kids know hunger. They arrive malnourished and are initially protective of the food they are given.
- These kids know physical abuse. They arrive beaten and scarred.
- These kids know abandonment.
- These kids know crime. Many fathers are in jail, many mothers are in prostitution. They come from families rife with alcoholism, addiction, and theft.
But despite it all, these our children are succeeding in life.
When you sponsor a child, they don’t wonder when their next meal will be or when their parent will come home.
They have the opportunity to laugh and be kids.
Without your help some of these children would never go to school and most would drop out of school after sixth grade.
When you sponsor a child where does the money go?
When you sponsor a child, you are helping to break the cycle of poverty, crime, and substance abuse.
If anything, our children are overachieving.
Because of Warm Heart they are graduating kindergarten, ninth grade, high school.
All of them.
They are going to college.
And that’s expensive, because with every promotion – from grade school to middle school, from middle school school to high school or vo-tec, from high school to university – the costs go up and up.
Today we actually have to factor success into our cost-per-child budget!
How to Sponsor a Child
Only $125 a month
Warm Heart depends on donations from people like you, people who want to make a difference in the world.
People who recognize that a small donation can make a huge impact on improving the lives of others.
As a Sponsor your help provides the required financial stability to keep our program healthy and strong.
Your recurring donation of $125 a month allows us to plan for the number of children we can accept and focus on the care of each child.
Your donation stretches far to not only keep us going, but affords us the opportunity to continue to grow and help even more children.
Sponsors can be individuals, groups of friends, members of clubs or social groups, or businesses.
Anyone who recognizes the opportunity of giving a small amount of money each month to help move mountains.
Please consider joining our Warm Heart family as a Sponsor. The rewards are boundless!
Sponsor FAQ and Answers
Will I sponsor an actual child?
Yes. As a Warm Heart sponsor you have two options. If you see a child who speaks directly to your heart, you can sponsor that specific child and communicate with them if you choose.
Alternatively, we can pair you with a new child arriving at Warm Heart or Ton Roong and introduce you.
Either way, we will ensure that you receive a profile of your child, photos and regular updates.
This will allow you to connect with your sponsored child and to establish a friendship that will carry a special meaning for you both.
How much is sponsorship?Sponsorship is $1,500 a year (or $125/month), which will provide your child with:
~ a safe home
~ nutritious food
~ medical care
~ clothes and shoes
~ school uniforms
~ books and supplies
~ extra tutoring
~ a library
~ computers and internet for an entire school year.
What is the $25 for “Rising fees with success”?
When we started, we never anticipated that every single one of our children would succeed in school.
We do not select our children based on any admissions criteria except need. We take only kids whose backgrounds should make them the least likely to succeed. Our kids arrive not able to speak Thai and far, far behind in school.
But today the Warm Heart children as a team outperform the school district average GPA by 50%!
But success is costly. Middle school adds $500 to the cost of school, high school $1,000, university $5,000.
Your $25 a month helps to defray the price of success!
How will my sponsorship donation be used?Our experience has taught us that the most effective way to help children is by combining your sponsorship with those of other sponsors and donors – rather than just giving it directly to your sponsored child.
This ensures that all of the children living in our Children’s Homes and enrolled at Ton Roong Boarding School will benefit from your support and our programs.
Rest assured, however, that your sponsorship donation will be spent only on housing and food costs, staff, teachers, uniforms and other expenses directly related to child care. Nothing goes to overhead.
Why should I sponsor with Warm Heart?Because the Warm Heart method works. We are successfully helping at risk children get a fresh start in life and escape the poverty cycle.
In a place where most kids drop out after 6th grade, 100% of ours graduate from 9th grade.
Through our programs, many of our children go on to High School and even University. Sponsor with Warm Heart and you will give a child a new life.
Are my contributions tax deductible?Yes. You will receive a formal tax receipt from Warm Heart Worldwide, Inc. to file with your tax return.
Please contact your tax advisor with any questions.
How long will my sponsorship last?Sponsorship is a voluntary, ongoing contribution. You decide how long you are able to help.
Many sponsors have supported our work since we first opened our doors in July 2008.
Can I give a gift sponsorship?Yes. You are able to share the gift of sponsorship.
You will be able to enter the gift recipient’s information on the enrollment form.
Your gift recipient will receive an email introducing them to Warm Heart’s family of sponsors.
Who can I contact if I have any questions?
Please use our Contact page to submit any questions.
Not able to be a sponsor? We understand. We can still use your help with our Higher Education Fund.
We have several children who deserve special mention who are waiting for their very own sponsor.
Most of our new children are all starting 7th grade.
This is their chance to make it through high school and beyond.
They all come from remote, hill tribe villages with no schools, families where Grandma has been raising them because parents are in jail or left them at birth.
The families are too poor to keep the children in school, but they know it is their only chance for a better life.
They don’t’ need to be at the top of their class, but show perseverance and drive to study and get ahead.
As a sponsor, you will be giving a gift that goes on giving for generations.
When you sponsor a child, you will feel the powerful satisfaction and joy of knowing that you are changing the life of a child and his/her family. Your help will not only free your child from the cycle of poverty, but will impact future generations.