5 Tips to Sponsor a Child:
When you realize or travel in the world and analyze more of what you see, you will realize this is where child sponsorship plays an ingenious role in connecting you to the real lives of other human beings. Child sponsorship is personal, specific, accessible, immediate, and heartfelt. It’s a concrete way to make a positive difference in the real lives of precious people.
Here are the helpful tips I’ve found for encouraging friends to sponsor a child. I hope they help you, too.
- Make it personal.
People want to know that their efforts make a tangible difference. Sharing your story of child sponsorship is encouraging!
- Make it specific.
Talk about the ways you’ve made a personal connection with a child, the letters you’ve exchanged, the satisfaction you’ve experienced in sending gifts and seeing their response.
- Make it accessible.
Becoming a child sponsor is not a complicated process, but sometimes people don’t realize how easy it truly is. Demystify the process by understanding your audience: Would your friend prefer calling in? Sponsoring online?
- Make it immediate.
Nobody likes to be rushed into anything, and most of us will jump at any chance to put off a task. I understand that some folks need a chance to evaluate their budgets. But I’ve also realized that everyone appreciates a little reminder or follow-up. Don’t be afraid to give them multiple chances to say “YES!”
- Make it heartfelt.
It starts with you. Do YOU believe in child sponsorship? Do you CARE passionately about children? One heartfelt plea is worth a thousand empty platitudes. Speak from your heart. Love will take care of the rest.
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