What does Back2Back’s Child Sponsorship Program provide?
Back2Back partners with local children’s homes, communities, single mothers, churches, and pastors to provide for the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children around the world. Back2Back has missionaries at each of the sites we partner with for direct oversight of the child’s care, to ensure their needs are met. Sponsors can choose to partner with us in 2 distinct ways:
- Restore every child by connecting with a child personally and help meet spiritual, physical, educational, emotional and social needs. $100/month
- Transform every home by investing in transformational change for a children’s home or community to make a lasting impact. $250/month
What can I expect as a $100/month Restore Sponsor?
As a $100/month Restore sponsor, your donation is used to meet the spiritual, physical, educational, emotional, and social needs of the child that you are connected. You will have the opportunity to connect with your child through letters 2-4/year and will receive 2 updates a year from the home or ministry site where your child lives.
What can I expect as a $250/month Transform Sponsor?
As a $250/month Transform sponsor, your donation allows us to make a lasting impact on the home or ministry site you sponsor by providing better pay for workers, making improvements to the home/facility, and hiring additional support staff. You will receive 2 updates a year from the home you sponsor, and have the opportunity to connect with one child through letters 2-4/year, should you choose.
How is Back2Back’s Child Sponsorship Program different from other child sponsorship programs?
Back2Back is unique in that we are committed to going deep with each child we serve. Back2Back’s Child Sponsorship Program supports the twenty-four hour holistic care for the children we serve. By considering the child as an individual, we are able to go beyond just physical needs to meet the spiritual, educational, emotional, and social needs of the child.
Another distinction of our Child Sponsorship Program is the constant oversight of the children’s homes and communities by Back2Back staff. Back2Back’s tireless commitment to transparency and devotion to high-quality holistic care for each child ensures that a sponsor’s sacrifice is truly making a difference in every aspect of their sponsored child’s life.
How much of my donation is given to the child?
No money is given directly to the children sponsored in our program. Back2Back partners with the caregivers of the child to determine the individual child’s needs, and your donation goes to meet the need. The money you donate each month will be combined with those of other sponsors whose children live in the same children’s home or community to benefit all the children who live there. Back2Back ensures that 91% of all donations go directly to meeting those needs, and 9% is used for operational expenses.
Why does it cost more to sponsor a child through Back2Back as opposed to other similar child sponsorship programs?
Back2Back primarily serves orphaned and vulnerable children who live in children’s homes or with a family member. As a result, we are supporting the twenty-four hour holistic care for the children we serve. Back2Back strives to meet all of the children’s needs by focusing on the spiritual, physical, educational, emotional, and social needs of children. This commitment to go deep, by developing the whole child, requires more of a financial commitment than other child sponsorship programs.
How does Back2Back choose where to offer child sponsorship?
Back2Back is unique in that our primary focus is serving orphaned and vulnerable children. Orphans are defined as children without one or both parents, a definition which also encompasses children who have been abandoned. When Back2Back began in 1997, we ministered solely in children’s homes. Over the years, we have evolved to also work with single mothers who are trying to keep their family intact. We believe this is a proactive attempt to prevent children from being left in children’s homes.
Back2Back chooses where to send missionaries and get involved based on God’s leading and the need of a particular area. Back2Back staff develops a relationship with the directors of the children’s homes, communities, single mothers, churches, and pastors that we partner with before starting our sponsorship program. This ensures Back2Back and those we partner with have the same goals in mind for the children we serve.
What happens to children in a home who do not have sponsors?
All the children in the children’s homes Back2Back serves are provided for. No child is denied any of their basic needs based on whether or not they have a sponsor. Back2Back provides for unsponsored children through the Back2Back Care Fund.
If I am connected with a specific child, will I be the only person sponsoring them?
The cost of meeting one child’s needs for an entire month is actually more than $100. With this in mind, we allow each child to have either two or three sponsors, depending where they live.