Sponsor a Child as a Christmas present
If you are wondering what to give a family member or friend for Christmas and you need a unique gift which really captures the spirit of the festive season, why not sponsor a child as a Christmas present?
If you sponsor a child for £20 a month (67p a day) , you can help provide love and care for children who have nothing and no-one.
How to Sponsor as a Gift
You can set up a child sponsorship as a gift at any time. Simply click on the sponsor a child button below and ensure you tell us in the ‘special instructions’ box the name and address of the gift recipient:
Please note that the deadline for gift sponsorship packs to be guaranteed for delivery before Christmas has now passed. We will do our very best to send a sponsorship pack in time for Christmas. However, you may download this certificate to give to the gift recipient saying "a child has been sponsored for you and details will be sent very soon." We will send the full sponsorship pack to you to pass on as soon as possible in the New Year.
From then on, twice-yearly updates about the sponsored child will be sent directly to the gift recipient. However, any correspondence concerning financial details of the sponsorship will be sent to you.
Is the child sponsorship a present for a child?
If the child sponsorship will be a Christmas present for a child, we are very happy to write a special letter to go with the sponsorship pack at no extra cost. Just mention that the sponsorship is for a child (and the age of the child) in the ‘special instructions’ box when you fill in the sponsorship form.
If you have any questions or would prefer to set your sponsorship up over the telephone, please call our Sponsorship Team on 01223 365589.
If you already sponsor a child with SOS Children, see how you can support your sponsored child at Christmas time.
How SOS children celebrate Christmas
If you are interested in how SOS children celebrate Christmas you can read about Christmas preparations and celebrations around the world:
Three brothers celebrate Christmas together for the first time
Macarena would never miss a Christmas with her SOS family
Rachelle celebrates with her family
Christmas time in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Children from SOS Children's Village Ennerdale will be hot and happy at Christmas time
Christmas is celebrated in Cameroon on 25 December, like in many parts of the world.
Lamina is eight years old and lives at the SOS Children's Village Owu-Ijebu in Nigeria.
Celebrating Christmas at a Children's Village in Venezuela
Irene (12), Chriso (11), Neema (12) and David (11) tell us how Christmas is usually celebrated at their Village.
The children from SOS Children's Village Lekenik, Croatia, share their Santa mailings at Christmas
A child from a Village in Albania wrote a Christmas letter expressing what makes Christmas special