Daniel was just a young boy when he was brought to one of our homes in Romania. He had been living in a one-bedroom house with multiple other siblings and his mother. His father had abandoned the family, and the mother was not caring for her children. Because of the risk for Daniel’s protection, he was brought to one of our homes by child protective services.
Despite such a difficult past, Daniel was able to thrive at the home. He was set up with a sponsor, and they stayed connected over the years. Daniel grew up to succeed in school and to be close with everyone in the home. His sponsor remained a constant support and encouragement to him, and Daniel is now studying for a Master’s degree.
When Daniel recently moved out of his home as a responsible adult, it was important to him to thank his sponsor for helping him become who he is today.
Next month is June, which is our ‘Child Sponsorship Month’. We are excited to share some highlights of the sponsorship program and what it has meant for the children. You will be seeing a number of posts in June on the topic of sponsorship, and we will include opportunities for new and current sponsors. Make sure to stay alert!
If you do not currently sponsor a child, this is a perfect opportunity for you. You will be able to learn what it looks like to sign up as a sponsor, and what this relationship with a child would look like. Sponsoring is an easy, but powerful way to make a difference in a child’s life. It is a chance to bring encouragement and confidence into a young life that has experienced far too many negative influences.
If you already sponsor a child with us, we would like to hear your experience! Use this link to send us a message about why you love sponsoring a child and what this relationship has meant to you.
Many of our current sponsors have walked with their children for a number of years, seeing them through struggles and victories. Being able to watch your child grow and change over the years is a wonderful gift. And as the child moves through school and eventually chooses their course of life after graduation, the sponsor is able to cheer them on and support their decisions. There are not sufficient words to describe the experience of seeing your child all grown up, knowing what they’ve been through, and who they have become, but any seasoned sponsor knows the joys and fulfillment of this relationship.
If you are ready to add a new child to your current sponsorship, we will be sharing opportunities for that as well!
When looking into the faces of children that come into our homes, and seeing the untold pain in their eyes, our hearts are moved with compassion. For one so small to see so much hurt, we want to help them any way we can. Sponsorship is about kneeling closer to one child, but knowing that by helping this one, you are helping a generation and a community become a better place.
June is ‘Child Sponsorship Month’, and we want you to be a part of it. Make sure that you are subscribed to our newsletter, and that you pay attention to our social media platforms!
Thanks to our sponsors and donors, we are are able to give children hope. If you’re interested, there are many ways you can support Kidstown!