Sponsorship Events

“Thank you for joining with Food for the Hungry to advocate for vulnerable children. When you share sponsorship you make a difference. Each person you invite to become a sponsor means that one more child will receive encouragement knowing that there is someone who is specifically praying for them and desires to have a relationship with them.”

Single Event

  •  Ask your Pastor to share what sponsorship means to them personally.
  •  Share the FH Child Sponsorship video. Offering Hope 
  • Ask  sponsors to share a letter or an experience in visiting their sponsor child.
  • Set a goal for the number of children you would like to have sponsored.
  • Bulletin insert with names of kids waiting for a sponsor.
  • Thank you notes sent to Pastor, event coordinator with results and total number of kids being sponsored through their church.

Month of Sponsorship Promotion (4-5 minutes each Sunday)

  •   Set aside 2-3 minutes each Sunday for a brief promotion for one month
  •   Announce your goal for the month – update weekly – put in bulletin.
  •   Share FH Child Sponsorship Video:  Offering Hope
  •   At the end of the month, recognize all of the new and existing sponsors.
  •   The following month host an open house to write a letters to the newly sponsored children. Invite new and existing sponsors to bring a photo of their family.
  •   Send thank you notes to the  Pastor and event coordinator with results showing the total number of kids being sponsored through their church.

Creative Ideas

  •   Feature 3-4 children waiting for a sponsor
  •   Ask sponsors to share how sponsoring a child has transformed their lives.
  •   Share a video of visits with sponsored children from a recent trip (under 3 minutes)
  •  Pray for the sponsor children and their families. Ask sponsors to say their sponsored child’s name aloud as you are praying together, or bring a list of all the kids that were sponsored and mention each one in prayer.
  •  Ask sponsors to share a letter from a child.
  • Share about the community from  your most recent Community Update.

Suggestions for Set Up:

  • Table to display packets
  • Pens
  • FH Banner (ask your FH contact for more information)
  • Info about the Community (display the  most recent Community Update)

Volunteer Training Information

  •  Team Leader trains volunteers on filling out information in packet.
  •  Packets should not be given out without information card being filled out at the event.
  •  Encourage new sponsors to sign up for electronic funds payments, this is the most cost effective way to manage our sponsorship program.
  • Remember the most important thing you can do is thank the new sponsors for their commitment to sponsor a child.

For more information go to:  FAQ’s-About-Sponsorship