Sponsorship FAQ

What is Sponsorship?

Sponsorship helps pay for all the things a child needs: food, therapy, medical care, and a loving home. Click on a photo to read more about each child, and please continue being part of their story by signing up to sponsor them! We couldn’t do what we do here at The Gem Foundation without you.

What does sponsorship cover?

Your sponsorship goes towards covering all of your child’s monthly needs! This includes:

  • Food
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Medical Care
  • Staff (nannies, teachers and cooks)

Do the children have more than one sponsor?

Yes, our Gems have up to 10 sponsors. Because of the nature of the care our children receive, including things like therapy and sometimes very pricey medications, the usual numbers you might be used to with other sponsorship options are not able to fully cover our children’s monthly needs. So we need the help of more than one person in order to get our children the care they need! Taking care of our Gems is a team effort and we like to think of sponsoring one of our Gems as signing up to become a member of their “team” — and ultimately part of their family. Our number one priority for our children is that they know they are loved, and what a joy it is to know they are loved by so many!

How much does it cost to sponsor?

Our sponsorships start at $35/month, but you can choose to sponsor at any amount. The average monthly cost per child in our home is $500/month, so we need all the help we can get from people like you willing to join us in caring for these amazing kids!

Can I write to my sponsored child?

Yes! We love receiving mail for our children, it always puts the biggest smiles on their faces to know someone loves them and is thinking of them!

Letters can be sent to our P.O. Box:
P.o. Box 26925
Kampala, Uganda

It usually takes around two weeks for a letter to arrive in Uganda.

Will I receive updates and how can I learn more about the child I’m sponsoring?

When you sign up to sponsor you will receive an introduction email telling you all about your child, and after that you will receive quarterly emails with brand new photos and updates on your child.

Why should I sponsor a child at The Gem Foundation?

When you sign up to become a sponsor, you help us rescue children who have been abandoned with special needs. Through your partnership you can help us provide specialized care to our Gems and make a difference in the life of one of our children.

Will my sponsorship donation go directly to one child?

Your sponsorship goes toward covering all of your child's monthly expenses. Since not all of our children have sponsors, we use all donations to cover the needs of our home, not only the child you’re sponsoring. Rest assured that your gift is making an incredible difference in your child’s life. We want you to feel connected with the child you’re sponsoring and ask that you would also be praying for your child specifically!