This was the part of the website that was challenging but very important to make. It’s my attempt to put my “mouth where my money is,” talk about why I “sponsor a child,” and hopefully convince you to do the same.

How to Sponsor a Child:

1.) Click the banner below to begin.

2.) You can see the children’s faces, read their stories, and even sponsor based on the child’s birthday or country. When you’ve selected a child to sponsor, simply click “Sponsor Now,” “Check Out,” then create your unique “Online Account” which makes paying online simple and fast.

World Vision and Sponsorship 101

Think Big
World Vision is a big (working in close to 100 countries, 31,000 employees worldwide), old (founded in 1950), reliable (accountable to auditors, only 14% overhead) monster-of-a-non-profit organization. In an age where indie/one-off/unique/cutting edge is hip, the effort to save lives and transforming communities relies heavily on years and years of experience.

Think Small
World Vision is largely funded by individuals like you and me who choose to sponsor a child. Sponsorship makes giving to such a large organization personal. It lets you know exactly how your money is being used to help someone because you are able to have a pen-pal style relationship with your sponsor child. You’re able to exchange letters and photos and World Vision makes this very easy!

Think One
Sponsoring a child costs just over $1 a day ($35 month). Sponsorship provides the child, their family, and surrounding community with things like clean water, healthy food, schooling opportunities, health care, and economic opportunities. Your $1 a day means the world to the poverty-stricken communities where we work, and your sponsored child will let you know what it means to them.

Think All
All children deserve a chance to reach their full potential. However, where a child takes their first breath of life determines the odds of whether or not they’ll even reach their fifth birthday. All children have hopes and dreams like the ones you and I had while growing up. I believe the quality of childhood can be determined by how quickly a child has to tell themselves to stop dreaming and just survive.

All I ask is that you take time in the days and weeks ahead to consider sponsoring a child. Ask the tough questions about World Vision. Spend time visiting their site as well as outside opinions. See if it’s right for you. Then ask the tough questions about yourself. Maybe giving up $35 a month for you would mean you would be hungry. Maybe now is not your time. On the other hand, maybe it is time to give up 35 of something you don’t need anyway. If you already sponsor a child determine if there are special ways you can strengthen your relationship or increase your giving to that child or possibly sponsor another.

During my hike I will use a few blogs to talk more about my work with World Vision and their work around the world. Please email me with questions you may have as I intend to add to the FAQ page with whatever you ask.

So make this link your go-to place for sponsoring, and I’ll keep you posted on our results as the months go by!

Thanks friends!


World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we surve alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.