Sponsor a needy child to introduce your children to caring for the needs of someone beyond their immediate community.
Sponsoring a child is a wonderful way to help your children think about the needs of others.
Many organizations offer child sponsorship. Some suggested organizations include Compassion Canada, Food for the Hungry and World Vision.
You can view photos and read short stories online with your kids about children in need of sponsorship.
To help your children fully comprehend the level of poverty elsewhere in the world, and what a difference your sponsorship can make, give your kids some understanding of how little it costs to care for a sponsored child for a month. For example, you could tell your child:
It costs $35 each month to support a needy child. If we added up the money we would spend on buying a new toy ($30), a bag of chips ($2) and two cups of coffee ($3), that would be enough money to pay for a child's food and schooling for a whole month.
1 John 3:17 “
But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?”