Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes. International Needs issues consolidated tax receipts in mid-January for those who give through our direct giving program (ACH or Credit Card).

Donors who give by check or give single credit card gifts receive a receipt about ten days after each gift is received.

How do I make a donation?

You can make a donation online by visiting our Donate page or through each giving opportunity listed on individual pages. You can give to as many projects and support as many sponsored children as you like. After confirming your donation details you will be taken to a secure page where you can enter your credit card information.

You can also send your gift to us through the mail by credit card or check. One of the best ways to give is to sign up for our Direct Giving program. This service is free to you and to International Needs and is a great way to make the most of your ministry dollar!

Will my personal information be secure?

Yes. Your personal information will be protected while in transit on the internet through a 128-bit SSL encryption. A similar method is used by banks’ and other financial institutions’ websites to ensure both security and confidentiality of user information.

Why don’t I get a bill for my monthly sponsorship amount?

We don’t send out bills because each gift you send is exactly that…a gift toward the Lord’s ministry around the world.

Sponsors who choose to give monthly by check receive a receipt after each gift. The receipt has a blue tear-off section at the bottom to serve as a reminder and for inclusion with your next gift.

In order to be good stewards, we choose to combine the receipt and the reminder. If you ever misplace the blue reminder slip or it gets lost in the mail, feel free to send your next gift with your child’s name in the memo line of the check.

Sponsorship Basics

How are children chosen for International Needs’ sponsorship program?

Our country directors and their team of staff members are uniquely invested in each International Needs project. They know the needs of the community and are able to identify the children in need of immediate care. These children are added to IN’s sponsorship program and our team then works to find people like you who will sponsor them, giving them the support and opportunity they need for a future of hope and purpose.

What if I am unable to continue supporting my sponsored child?

We understand that your commitment to child sponsorship may change over time. While our hope is that sponsors will make their sponsorship a priority, if you are unable to continue in your sponsorship commitment we ask that you contact us immediately so our team can find another sponsor for your sponsored child.

Can I support more than one child?

We encourage you to sponsor as many children as you are able to sponsor. We are always in need of more sponsors because there are always children waiting for sponsorship. Sponsor a child today.

What is the difference between child sponsorship and scholarships?

The short answer is that child sponsorships are for children in primary and secondary school. Scholarships are for students continuing their education after what the USA calls high school.

Scholarships provide young men and women with additional training in trades and employable jobs such as teaching, agriculture, nursing, and pastoral leadership. However, the cost to educate a young person continuing in secondary schooling or vocational training is much more than primary education. Like child sponsorship, scholarships provide young people with basic necessities of food, clothing, and shelter as well as tuition fees. The International Needs scholarship program equips young people with the knowledge and skills they need to invest into the economic and social infrastructures of their community.