Frequently Asked Questions
Can I donate without sponsoring a child?
There are many ways you can give and support Kidstown besides sponsoring a child – just check out the HOW CAN I HELP? page.
Can I donate for children's education?
Kidstown’s goal is to see every child in our homes receiving educational support from elementary age to attending university or tech school. Check out our EDUCATION page to learn about ways you can give.
CLICK HERE to find more specific information about Education Sponsorships.
What does it mean to sponsor a child?
Child sponsorship is an effective way to reach out and help kids which have suffered a lot in their young lives. Find more information HERE.
How much does it cost to sponsor a child?
Sponsors provide monthly donations of $38 which helps provide for the basic needs of their sponsored child and other children at their home.
How much of my donation goes to my child?
92% of your donation goes to supporting the home your child lives in. Your gifts help provide for the basic needs of your sponsored child, and the other children at their home.
How do I updated my payment information?
You can call us at 360-647-2470, or updated your information online by going to THIS PAGE and logging into your account and updating your information.
How do I send a package or letter to my sponsored child?
If you’d like to send an email to your child, you can do so HERE. All physical gifts and letters can be sent to our office (Kidstown International, 119 N Commercial St. Bellingham, WA 98225). Packages should not exceed a 6″x9″ envelope at 1/2 lb. Please send an additional postage donation if the package is larger.
Does my sponsored child leave their home at age 18?
Due to government restrictions, some homes not allowed to have children older than 18 live in their home. But for the majority of our homes, children are kept under the support of the home as long as they need to finish their education, find a job, or move out. As with our own kids, every child is in a different situation and we want to do everything possible to help these kids succeed in life. We will inform you when the home is no longer supporting your child.
How often will I hear from my sponsored child?
You should receive a letter from your child at least twice a year. As we move forward with new guidelines, we hope to see letters from homes come through more often, but due to the work load on our leaders, the remote location of some homes, government instability, and the unreliable postal service in some countries, it can be difficult to send letters from children often, but they do their best.