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 long should my child sponsorship last?
Our hope and prayer is that you will stay with a child for a number of years, usually through Primary 7 with the option to continue sponsorship through high school and even college. While we hope that you will be able to continue your support of your sponsored child until he or she completes the program, we recognize that circumstances sometimes change. You may discontinue your child sponsorship at any time. Please understand that in rural Northern Uganda, a sponsored child's circumstances may change, too. For example, sometimes families move and children no longer have the opportunity to participate. We will inform you as quickly as possible if any such circumstance affects the child you sponsor, and we'll offer you the opportunity to support another child in need of your help.
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.
If I must discontinue my child sponsorship, what happens to the child I'm helping?
If you need to discontinue your child sponsorship, we will immediately look for a new sponsor for your child. Your child will remain a part of the Acres of Hope community while we find a new sponsor. In the interim, a discontinued sponsorship creates a financial strain on Acres of Hope so advance notice is always appreciated. You can discontinue your child sponsorship at any time.
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.