OneSky child sponsorships offer a wonderful opportunity for a one-on-one relationship between each sponsor and each child while pooling the gifts of all sponsors so we can provide cost-effective resources for lasting change.
Sponsors can send short notes to their child. In order to protect every child’s safety and privacy, those communications will be facilitated through OneSky. In your Welcome Kit, you will find mailing labels so you can easily forward your communications to our in-country administrative office.
Yes, you can send small, inexpensive gifts that fit flat in an envelope no larger than 6” x 9”, (156 x 235mm) using the mailing label included in your welcome kit. Some favorites:
These types of gifts are not usually subject to customs duties, and most importantly, are easily shared.
The children in our orphanage programs are abandoned children living in government-run institutions. The children in our village programs are China’s “economic orphans,” whose parents had to leave them behind in impoverished rural villages in order to find work in faraway cities.
OneSky protects the children’s security and privacy by keeping their last names, specific locations, or any other information that would compromise the child’s privacy, confidential. We realize the vast majority of our sponsors have good intentions; however the safety of the children always comes first.
Because our goal is to protect the children’s privacy, we ask that you not post photos of the children.
Because of our commitment to protecting the privacy and safety of every child, OneSky does not facilitate or encourage visits by sponsors. We strive to provide consistent family-like nurturing care and train our staff to develop deep emotional bonds with the children. It is important for children to be surrounded by familiar, caring individuals, and your contributions make that care possible.
We strive to create lasting change for your sponsored child and his/her community by partnering to implement affordable, replicable models that train caregivers – parents, grandparents, nannies, teachers, guardians – to provide the simple loving, responsive care that is essential to a healthy start in life. In order to reach the greatest number of children in the most cost-effective way, your donation is pooled with those of other sponsors and donors to fund our life-changing programs.
You will receive four updates a year, two about your sponsored child’s progress that includes an updated photo or one of her/his drawings and two about the program your child is benefitting from.
OneSky is not an adoption agency and does not track the adoption status of the children in our orphanage program. Because our sponsorship program is not an avenue for adoption, prospective adoptive parents should work with an adoption agency.
Yes, sponsors continue to sponsor the same child unless the child leaves our program for any reason, including adoption or aging out of our early childhood education programs.
If your sponsored child transitions out of our program, OneSky will transfer your sponsorship to another child in need of sponsorship so you can continue to make a lasting, positive impact. Transferring your sponsorship is critical to OneSky’s ongoing work, allowing us to reach as many children as possible. While it is difficult to say goodbye, please know that because of your generosity your sponsored child and her/his peers have the chance for a brighter future.
In order to streamline giving all sponsored children access to our programs, we cannot accept requests for a child from a specific province; we assign the children randomly.
Sponsor can choose the program they child is enrolled in: orphanage or village.
Sponsorship is a voluntary, ongoing contribution. Many sponsors have supported our work for over 15 years.
You can fill out our donation form and mail it back to us, or if you’d like us to send you our donation form, please email us or call 1-510-525-3377.
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