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We will regularly post questions asked by CFCA sponsors and our answers on this page. We invite your questions and comments on these topics. If you have a question not covered by these posts, please feel free to contact Sponsor Services directly. Thank you!
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What happens when my friend leaves the sponsorship program?
Sponsorship can last several or many years, as long as your friend remains eligible for the program and you choose to continue. If your friend is attending school, including trade school or college, eligibility for benefits may continue. At some point, your friend will leave the program. Here are some reasons why: Graduation. When sponsored friends have achieved their educational …
5 great letter-writing ideas for your sponsored friend
Three CFCA sponsored children from El Salvador talk about letter-writing and what they want to hear from sponsors. Here are five topics they want to know more about: jobs, recreational activities, parents, grandchildren and gardening. Brenda Brenda How long have you been sponsored? Four years. How often do you write your sponsor? At least five times a year. What do …
Why isn’t my sponsored child smiling in photos?
Q. My sponsored child isn’t smiling in photos. Are my contributions making a difference in his/her life? A. Smiling for a photo is learned behavior. American children, subjects of a thousand photos by the time they are 5 years old, know to smile when they are in front of a camera. But sponsored children may only have their picture taken …
My child is turning 18 soon. Will he/she be leaving the sponsorship program?
Q. My child is turning 18 soon. Will he/she be leaving the sponsorship program? A. Not necessarily. Within the CFCA sponsorship program, eligibility for sponsorship does not depend on age. As long as your friend is attending school, including college, technical or trade school, he or she can stay in the sponsorship program. The Hope for a Family sponsorship program …
Honduras project celebrates 125 sponsored members’ graduation
Despite tremendous obstacles, 125 youth sponsored through CFCA and some scholarship students graduated from high school in December 2010. My name is Manuel Pineda. I am the coordinator in the CFCA project in Santa Barbara, Honduras. As coordinator, I have witnessed the efforts made by students in my country to reach their educational goals, especially those who live in rural …
Why is my sponsored child pictured in worn clothing?
Q. My childís photo shows him with a frayed shirt and tattered shoes. Isnít clothing one of the benefits of sponsorship? A. Yes, clothing is one of the benefits of sponsorship, and many projects provide new dress clothes for sponsored children, youth and aging members each year. Some of the quarter million photos we process each year, however, show children …
Does CFCA work with sponsored members from various faith backgrounds?
Q. Does CFCA work with sponsored members from various faith backgrounds? A. Yes. Founded by lay Catholics and grounded in the Gospel call to serve the poor, CFCA works with people from all faith traditions. Among our more than 300,000 sponsored members are Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and followers of indigenous beliefs. Our mission is to build community and foster …
How can sponsors get news in times of disaster?
Q. How can sponsors get news in times of disaster? A. When disasters strike countries where CFCA works, we offer many ways to stay informed. By visiting the CFCA website, you can view news reports and blog posts compiled using reports from the field, and connect to our Facebook page and Twitter account. These outlets are updated with the latest …