Sponsorship brings life changing differences to orphaned and vulnerable children in Northern Uganda. You have the power to change a life! Their prayers are simple: school fees, food, shoes, the love of a family. Sponsors develop a long-term relationship with a child through pictures, letters and even visits to Acres of Hope when possible.
Frequently Asked QuestionsView all FAQ's
How can I communicate with the child I sponsor?
Once you've become a sponsor, you can log in to your account with Acres of Hope International. Click the arrow next to “My Profile.” Select Inbox and then click “New Message.” Acres of Hope staff will show your message to your child and help him or her read it.
Alternately, you can use this link to send a letter: http://aohi.org/letter.php
You can also send letters and pictures with teams when they travel to Uganda. We will inform you before a teams leaves. Sponsored children typically keep their sponsors' photos and letters in their homes as treasured possessions.
You may write to the child you sponsor as often as you like. When you write, your sponsored child will benefit from knowing that someone really cares. Your words of encouragement will make a big difference to your child.
Correspondence between sponsors and the children they support is truly developmental. The more you write the child you sponsor, the more he or she will reap the benefits of your relationship.
What is an Acres of Hope sponsor?
A sponsor is someone like you who has made the decision to personally invest in the life of a child in need. More than this, you can help your sponsored child develop a sense of confidence and self-worth with the love you express through letters and prayers. As a sponsor, you can develop a real connection with the specific child you support. The child you sponsor will know your name, write to you, and pray for you. Your relationship with your sponsored child makes you a very important person who has a significant role in his or her development. You stand alongside teachers, staff, family and friends who are taking an active role in encouraging and developing the child.
May I send gifts to my child?
Previously, unique gifts were given to sponsored children. However, this began to create an unhealthy environment where some children received gifts and others did not. We have created a policy where sponsors may send the following gifts to their child when a group visits Uganda;
Twin Bed Sheets (dark color, flannel best)
Bath Towel (dark color best)
Feminine Hygiene Pads
These items will be distributed by AOHU staff, as needed.
What our Sponsors Say
Kati, Northway Church, TexasI wasn't sure what to expect when arriving in Uganda for the first time. I quickly realized that these are special people, unlike any other. Acres of Hope is a light in the dark and I am so excited to not only continue working with Geoffrey, but also sweet Priscilla. I connected with her from the beginning and felt led to sponsor her. I can wait to watch her grow and see how the Lord works in her life. This is only the beginning!
Derek, KSSaying our goodbyes was definitely the hardest part of the entire trip. It was even more difficult because Samson was really struggling with me leaving. It is truly amazing the bond that you build with a child that you sponsor. For that child, you are their family. You will never be able to understand how important you are to that child. Many tears were shed as we drove away for the last time.
Pat, West UMC, NCBeing a sponsor of Yona is more than just about money, it is about making a difference and offering hope. It is about the love between us, through letters we offer each other words of encouragement, love, and prayers.