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Give the gift of child sponsorship this Christmas

Give the gift of childhood this ChristmasGive a gift like no other this Christmas. Give the gift of childhood and change two lives this year.  

Every December, we gather together with family and friends to celebrate this happy season. Yet for the 153 million orphans with no-one, Christmas is just another day of cold and hunger. 

Child sponsorship gives long-term support to a vulnerable child, and ensures that they grow up in a caring family home with the love of an SOS mother.

For £20 a month, you can transform a child's life through the extraordinary gift of child sponsorship.

Give the gift of child sponsorship

How do I give a child sponsorship gift? | What if I want to organise my gift over the phone? | Can I give the gift sponsorship to a child? | How will I be making a difference? | I'm already a sponsor - how can I support my child this Christmas?

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How do I give a child sponsorship gift?

You can set up a child sponsorship gift at any time.

Simply go to our secure online sponsorship form and tell us the name and address of the recipient in the ‘special instructions’ box.

They will receive a sponsorship welcome pack with a photo and details of their sponsored child, as well as regular updates. They can even write to them if they wish. Learn more about why child sponsorship with SOS Children is such a special gift.

As it is now close to Christmas, your sponsorship pack will not arrive until shortly after New Year. You can download this gift certificate to give to the recipient on Christmas day.

N.b. If the recipient lives outside the UK, their pack will take longer to arrive, so please take out your sponsorship gift as soon as possible!

After the welcome pack is delivered, updates about the sponsored child will be sent directly to the gift recipient twice a year. However, any correspondence about financial details of the sponsorship will be sent to you.

I would like to set up the sponsorship over the phone

If you have any questions, or would prefer to set your sponsorship up over the telephone, please call us on 01223 365589. We would be happy to hear from you, and are available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. 

Can I give the gift sponsorship to a child? 

Yes! We'll even write a special letter to go with the sponsorship pack – at no extra cost. This will explain why they are receiving this very special gift, and how it will help another child in another part of the world.

If you would like this, just mention in the 'special instructions' that the gift sponsorship is intended for a child, along with their age, when you fill in the sponsorship form.

How will my gift make a difference?

When you sponsor, you provide an orphaned or abandoned child with a family home in the care of an SOS mother. Along with their brothers and sisters, they grow up as part of an SOS family within an SOS Children's Village. As they grow, your support will provide education, healthcare and all they need to succeed as they approach adulthood.

“We would strongly recommend sponsoring a child. There is so much to be gained, by the child of course, but also by the sponsor.”

–Shirley, who sponsors with SOS Children in India and Croatia.

I already sponsor a child - how can I support them this Christmas?

Thank you for your continued support and for thinking of your sponsored child during the Christmas season. If you already sponsor a child with SOS Children, find out how you can support your sponsored child this Christmas. If you do not currently sponsor but are considering taking out a child sponsorship yourself, why not learn more today?

Give a unique gift – sponsor a child today

Find out how children in our SOS Children's Villages around the world celebrate Christmas...

Thank you for thinking of a child in need during the festive time. It is the kindness of supporters like you that enables us to change lives all year round.

Thinking of sponsoring a child yourself? Find out more.


Did you know? SOS Children works in The Gambia in Basse and Bakoteh. Our Village in Bakoteh has been running for over 30 years.