Being a Sponsor is like being a part of a child’s extended family, helping to ensure that each boy and girl has the daily necessities that any loving parent wants for their own children. Sponsors’ financial contributions enable El Hogar to provide our 250 boys and girls with a safe and loving home, nutritious food, clean clothes, quality education, health and dental care, recreational outings, and an opportunity to learn a trade or job skill needed to become a self-supporting adult in Honduras.
The average annual cost of providing for each child at El Hogar is $5,400. Therefore, each child typically needs several partial sponsors to cover the cost of their education. Our sponsors include individuals, families, churches, businesses, social organizations and small groups.
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What to Expect
When a new Sponsorship begins, we assign a child with the greatest need at that time. However, you may request a boy or girl or a child at a specific El Hogar school and we will try to honor that request.
As a Sponsor, you will receive a welcome letter from EHMI, a photo and a personal history of the child, an annual school progress report and a letter from the child once or twice a year. And, if you choose to, you can come visit!
Levels of Sponsorship
There are four levels of child sponsorship, each of which contributes proportionally to meeting the annual $5400 cost of caring for the child. These levels are:
- $75 a month or $900 annually provides 16% of the annual cost
- $150 a month or $ $1800 annually provides 33% of the annual cost
- $200 a month or $2400 annually provides 44% of the annual cost
- $450 a month or the full $5400 cost annually or 100% of the annual cost
Writing to your child
Sponsors are encouraged to write to their child and send Christmas cards, birthday cards and photos of themselves (but no gifts please). You may write in English and the letter will be translated and read with the child by a teacher or other staff member. Any reply from the child will be sent to you in both Spanish and English. Please understand that this is a slow process and it may take several months for you to receive a reply.
Address correspondence to:
El Hogar – (Name of school)
Apartado Postal 764
Tegucigalpa, DC Honduras
El Hogar Ministries, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt corporation. All donations given to El Hogar Ministries are fully tax-deductible.
Our Tax ID# is: 043-580-644
El Hogar Projects (Canada) Charitable Registration is: #82912 1110 RR0001
El Hogar is committed to protecting donors’ privacy. It is our policy not to share, sell, or rent donor lists to other organizations. El Hogar subscribes to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Donor Bill of Rights and E-Donor Bill of Rights.