Your sponsorship gives your child access to the basics they need to thrive. But there are times when we all want to go beyond “the basics”—when we want to take an additional opportunity to bless our child and provide for special needs that they or their family have. Our optional monetary gifts give you the opportunity to do exactly that.
What kinds of monetary gifts can I give?
We have a number of optional monetary gifts that you can send to your sponsored child:
Birthday gift: A gift that provides your sponsored child with a special age-appropriate present that will be identified by their family and project staff. We recommend a monetary gift of $15 to $100 for birthdays.
Child gift: A gift used to meet specific needs that will be identified by your sponsored child’s family and project staff. A child gift of $15 to $100 can be given once per year.
Family gift: A gift used to meet specific needs of the whole family, including your sponsored child’s siblings. A gift of $40 to $1,000 can be given once per year.
Child development centre gift: A gift that helps your sponsored child’s project provide a greater experience for all the children they serve. A gift of $150 to $2,000 can be given once per year.
Final graduation gift: A one-time gift of $25 to $2,000 intended to show your sponsored child how proud you are of them and their accomplishments.
Christmas gift fund:This gift provides a Christmas gift to your sponsored child and every child in Compassion’s care. We recommend a gift of $25 per sponsored child.
Note: One hundred per cent of your gift will directly benefit your sponsored child, their family or their project, with the exception of your gift to the Christmas Gift Fund. Compassion Canada retains 20 per cent of contributions to the Christmas Gift Fund for marketing and administrative purposes.
The child sponsorship gift option is only to be used for manual monthly contributions to your existing sponsorship.