Motivated by our faith in God, we work in some of the most difficult places in Haiti and Florida to lift children, families, and their communities out of poverty. With our community-focused solutions, for every child you help, five other children benefit too!
1-Children who have been orphaned
Choose a child
Sponsoring a child is a personal. For $30 a month, you’ll help that child and other vulnerable children in their community to stand tall, free from poverty.
Children who live in high-risk Areas
If you are thinking about sponsoring a child but want to learn more, you have found the right place! We are here to help. Our child sponsorship programs share children, their families, and communities out of poverty. Check out these top 5 about sponsoring a child to get started. Does Marlene Foundation sponsorship child work?
Our child sponsorship program addresses the root causes of children’s vulnerability, empowering children, their families, and their communities to break free from poverty. We take a comprehensive and integrated approach to community development, using evidence-based interventions in our programming that are externally validated. When we partner with communities, we start by inviting them to identify their greatest needs. Then we work together to develop a plan, equipping them with resources to address their specific challenges—like improving education, and child protection.
And it is effective! Our holistic, community-empowering approach is helping kids and families transform their own lives.
Each child in our sponsorship program is matched with one sponsor. You are the only sponsor for your sponsored child. They are real children with real stories. You can get to know your sponsored child through letters and photos, packages, and email. You can even visit your sponsored child and see how your donation is helping transform their community.
When you first sponsor a child, you will receive a letter from them introducing themselves. After that, they will write to you in response to letters you send them, up to four times a year. If you don’t write to them, there is nothing for them to reply to! Because praying for and encouraging your child is just as important as the tangible help your donations provide, please write often and let your child know you’re thinking of them. It’s quick and easy to send your child an email.
There might be delays with letters due to security concerns and roadblocks in Haiti but a message to show you care, even if it takes some time to get there.
Through Marlene Foundation child sponsorship, you relate to one specific child, but your monthly sponsorship donations are pooled for maximum effectiveness. This means that instead of giving direct cash benefits to one child, you join forces with other sponsors to fund long-term community development programs that benefit your sponsored child, their community, and other children in need so they can overcome poverty and thrive. Some organizations focus on providing handouts or only helping individual sponsored children, but we have learned this can divide communities and slow progress. In other parts of the world, societies are much more communal and less individualistic than in Western cultures, so a community-based model is more effective.
We go to some of Haiti’s hardest places and serve the most vulnerable people. Serving where life is toughest for kids, and where many other organizations cannot go. Through child sponsorship and other critical projects, we work in two geographic departments of the municipalities’ poorest as measured by the United Nations’ Multidimensional Poverty Index. Our community-empowering approach impacts more children. We work hand in hand with families and local leaders to achieve community-wide solutions like Child protection and education—so all kids can benefit, not just those who are sponsored. Our work has a lasting impact. Our community development projects lead to sustainable change because we rely on local resources. Families and individuals co-own project leadership and activities from the start, which helps the change last. We serve all people. We help create change for children at every level. Our goal is nothing less than children’s complete well-being—physical, emotional, and social. We partner with individuals, organizations, and governments to change systems and structures that keep people trapped in poverty.