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HOW WILL I HELP THE CHILD, HIS/ HER FAMILY AND COMMUNITY?
By pooling together all sponsorship donations, children, families and communities enjoy the following benefits:
- Access to education, healthcare and values formation
- Initiatives for child’s participation and protection
- Leadership and livelihood trainings
Other community-based development interventions
HOW LONG WILL MY SPONSORSHIP LAST?
Your sponsorship m ay last from several months up to several years depending on your circumstances and that of your sponsored child. Your sponsorship may conclude for the following reasons, but you and your sponsored child will treasure your newfound friendship for a lifetime:
I am self-sufficient!
In most cases, your sponsored child may finish school, begin to earn an income, is able to support himself/ herself – the start of a new and independent life.
My community has “graduated”
Our goal is to help the child, his/ her family and the community to break the cycle of poverty so they can look at the future with hope. When this goal has been achieved, World Vision can move to serve other children and communities that are in need of help.
I moved to a different community
Circumstances may arise when a child must leave the sponsorship program. This happens when a child’s family moves out of the community into an area where sponsorship is not available.
Each child’s situation is unique. No matter how long your sponsorship lasts. Your gift of love is sure to change your sponsored child’s life forever.
Should any of these circumstances occur, we will let you know and give you the opportunity to sponsor another child who needs your help.
WHAT IF I MISS MY PLEDGE?
We understand that sometimes your budget gets a little tight, so let us know when there is a problem. If we do not hear from you, we will remind you through letter or by phone. We will, however, ensure that assistance to your sponsored child continues.
We depend on your regular sponsorship pledges to carry on our work with children and their communities. When a sponsor decides to cancel his/ her support, World Vision starts looking for another sponsor. Please do call our Donor Care Team so we can discuss other options for continuing child sponsorship.
HOW DO I SEND MY DONATION?
The easiest way to make your regular sponsorship pledges is to have them deducted automatically from your credit card. This method saves you time and effort and helps World Vision save more of your money for needy children.
You may choose to send your sponsorship pledges on an annual, quarterly or monthly basis whichever is most suitable and convenient for you.
By CREDIT CARD
Please call (+632) 372.7777 to request and fill up the credit card authorization form. We assure you that your credit card information is secure with us. However, you may discontinue anytime by informing World Vision.
Through BPI EXPRESS PHONE/ Check-free payments
If you are currently a BPI account holder, this is an option for you. You have to pre-enroll in the BPI branch where you maintain an account. Then you can send us your regular sponsorship pledges through internet, ATM or through express phone by calling 89-100. Just give them your World Vision Partner ID Number (written just above your name in the World Vision letters sent to you).
By DIRECT DEPOSIT to BPI or Banco de Oro
Send/ fax a duplicate copy of your deposit slip with your name written on it. Our BPI Account number is 4251-0024-15 and our Banco de Oro Account number 2700-4341-1. Our fax number is (+632) 374.7660.
Through Asia Pay
Visit www.worldvision.org.ph and click on the Sponsorship tab. Call (+632) 372.7777 for assistance.
Through Bayad Center
You can send your pledges through selected Bayad Center sites and RCPI branches.
For BANCNET facility and other INTERNET PAYMENT options, please call the Donor Care Team at (+632) 372.7777.
Through POST-DATED CHECKS
You may send post-dated checks issued to World Vision Development Foundation and send them by registered mail. We can also arrange for a one-time pick-up of the checks.
Child sponsorship is about building relationships – bringing your world and theirs closer together. As a Child Sponsor, you are part of a special relationship which will become more meaningful as time goes by:
You will receive letters and updates from your sponsored child and his/ her community. Likewise, you can write, send gifts and visit your sponsored child by coordinating with us.
You also have the chance to meet other sponsors and World Vision staff through Loyal Donor Fellowships (for sponsors who have stayed in the program for 5 years and up), Donor Dinners (for newly acquired sponsors) and Donor Circle Fellowships (small group of volunteer-sponsors who meet to give feedback and suggestions to help improve World Vision services).
Your sponsored child and family would love to hear from you. It assures them that somebody cares for them.
What to say…
Motivate them to do well in school. Share happy stories you have experienced. Impart simple lessons they can treasure as they grow up. Talk about your family members, your friends, your interests and anything pleasant they can relate to.
To your sponsored child’s family, you will seem to be extremely wealthy. It is more important for them to know you are. So try not to place emphasis on your personal possessions.
What to ask…
You may ask simple questions about his/her studies, favorites, hobbies, family and friends.
Also, be sensitive when writing or asking about religious beliefs or church membership of the child’s family. World Vision is a multi-denominational Christian organization, which helps people regardless of their religious beliefs. We hope people will see our faith by the way we work and respect one another through our relationships.
Do not try to cover too much ground in the first few letters. Over a period of time you should be able to learn quite a lot about your sponsored child.
Receiving letters and cards
You should receive a response from your sponsored child within two months with due consideration to the distance of the rural communities from the city. If you haven’t heard anything after two months, please contact us and we shall look into it for you.
You will receive two (2) cards in a year – Christmas card and an Annual Progress Report to keep track of your child’s state.
The number of letters you receive may depend on the number of letters you send that is why we encourage you to correspond more. However, you also have to take into consideration the limitations of postal services in these remote areas. Letter translations take time as well. (You will receive the original letter along with the translation.)
But my child is too young to write…
If your sponsored child is unable to read or write yet, someone will help him or her read your letter and respond. This may be a teacher, a family member or a World Vision staff. Usually, they write in behalf of your child.
Some sponsors want to express their love for their sponsored child by sending gifts during special occasions. Well-intended gifts can also be an added cost when there is a need to pay delivery cost especially for big parcels.
The best way to help your sponsored child is through your monthly sponsorship. This, together with your messages of support and encouragement, will definitely show that you care.
Meeting your sponsored child
If you want to meet your sponsored child in person, we will make the necessary visit arrangements. You may contact the Donor Care Team at (+632) 372.7777 and request for the Sponsorship Visit Request Form.
After its confirmation and approval, Guidelines on Sponsorship Visit and Behavior Protocols will be sent for your review and reference.
It is very important that you contact us at least one month in advance. This will allow us enough time to make all the arrangements. Communications take a lot longer, especially in the remote areas.
A member of the World Vision staff will accompany you throughout the meeting in order to help overcome possible language barriers, as well as fulfill the various expectations of the meeting. We want the event to be a pleasant and memorable experience for you and for your sponsored child.
However, based on World Vision’s Child Protection policy, we discourage sponsors’ visit to the home of their sponsored child. (A copy of the Child Protection Policy can be available upon request.) Aside from arousing jealousy in the community, this might also cause anxiety and discomfort on the part of the family due to their extreme poverty.
We also want to prevent possible attempts of additional solicitation that might put pressure on the sponsor. Instead, arrangements can be made for you to meet the child with their guardian at another location. You will cover all costs associated with bringing your sponsored child to meet you. Sponsors who have taken the time to meet their sponsored child have found the experience very rewarding.
HOW CAN I HELP MORE?
Every year, World Vision commits to help an average of 4,000 children waiting for sponsorship. Aside from sponsoring a child, you can help more children by:
Encouraging your family, friends and officemates to become World Vision sponsor. Call (+632) 372.7777 to request for extra brochures and other collaterals. We may also contact and explain the mechanics to them by giving us their contact details.
Linking World Vision to your company for corporate partnership, either through Child Sponsorship or Sectoral Projects on education, health and/ or livelihood.
Should you request, our Acquisition Team would be glad to conduct presentation and prepare tie-up proposal for your company.
Creating a World Vision link in your sites. (www.worldvision.org.ph)
Endorsing World Vision to be the beneficiary of your Alumni Association, church, company or even family gatherings and events.
- Giving extra donations to help other children under our care who are still waiting to be sponsored.
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