FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS

Where is my $30 a month sent?

The entire $30 is sent to the field to be used completely for the child sponsorship program.

Is the $30 given directly to the child and their family?

The $30 is placed into the child sponsorship program. It is then used to meet the needs of the children’s Christian education program, medical aid, school books, and uniforms.

What if I want to sponsor more than one child?

Sponsors are encouraged to sponsor as many children as they would like. There are thousands of children waiting for a sponsor of their own.

How will my child understand my letters? I do not speak French or Haitian Creole.

Upon receiving letters from child sponsors, sponsorship staff work to translate the letter for the child. The original letter, as well as the translation are given to the child. If the child is able, they will write a response. The sponsorship staff will translate and then send the child's response along with the translation to the sponsor.

*Please note: Cards sent for special occasions do not receive a response from the child, but they are enjoyed!

Can I send gifts to my child's family as well?

Sponsors are encouraged to invest in their child and their family. After learning about the family, small gifts can be sent for family members if the sponsor chooses.

When can I expect a reply from my child?

You can expect a reply in two-three months, as mail in Haiti moves very slowly.

Can I send packages to my sponsored child?

Yes, if you send a package, place the gift in a flat manila envelope. Packages must be less than 3 lbs. Package ideas: socks, wash cloths, matchbox cars, hair bows, etc.

What is the address for me to send letters and packages?

If you would like to send a letter to your sponsored child you can email it to: childsponsorship@bhm.org or send a hard copy to:

Baptist Haiti Mission

13420 Eastpoint Centre Dr.

Louisville, Ky 40223

*Please include your child's sponsor number on any communication.

What can I do for my child's birthday?

Packages and letters are a great a personal gift to send to your sponsored child for their special day. Remember, send gifts two months in advance in order to assure
it arrives in time for their birthday.

Sponsors are also encouraged to donate $20 to the child sponsorship gift fund in honor of their child's birthday. This donation will be used to purchase gifts for each child in the school who shares a birthday month with your child.

How long will my child be in a school connected with Baptist Haiti Mission?

Christian schools connected with Baptist Haiti Mission are Preschool - 6th grade. After 6th grade, all students in Haiti are required to take a national exam to qualify for secondary school (High School).

What do I do when my child completes his/her schooling?

Sponsors are notified when their child graduates. The sponsor will also receive a new profile and opportunity to sponsor another child within the program.

What happens if my child is unable to finish his/her schooling?

There are a variety of reasons your child may drop out of school: family move, natural disasters, sickness, etc. If for some reason your child is unable to complete their schooling, we will contact you as soon as possible with an opportunity to come alongside another available child in the program.

 Whom do I contact if I have questions about payment information for child sponsorship?

Please email info@bhmcanada.ca or call 519.627.4216

Whom do I contact if I have questions on communication with my child?

Please email childsponsorship@bhm.org

 

 

 

Canadian Office

Baptist Haiti Mission of Canada

P.O. Box 11

602 Wellington Street

Wallaceburg, ON  N8A 4L5
Canada

Phone: 519.627.4216

Email: info@bhmcanada.ca

www.bhmcanada.ca

U.S. Office

Baptist Haiti Mission

13420 Eastpoint Centre Drive

Louisville, KY 40223
U.S.A.

Toll Free: 800.359.5174

Email: bhmus@bhm.org

www.bhm.org

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