Interpal’s One-to-One Sponsorship programme helps over 10,000 Palestinian children, including orphans and those with disabilities.
For just £25 a month, you can have a positive impact on the lives of children and families by providing an essential regular financial lifeline.
How will my sponsorship help?
With your donations, you can help a family buy medicines, clothes or books and enhance the quality of life for their children. In line with our commitment to multidimensional aid we include sponsored children in other projects as well, such as fun days, health events and education programmes.
What do I get when I sponsor a child?
Interpal will provide you with a progress report on an annual basis. In the progress report, you’ll receive a detailed study about the current situation of the child, photos and a letter. You are welcome to send letters and photographs and Interpal will endeavour to forward these to your sponsored child. Many children often respond with letters and photographs of their own.
Sponsor a child today
- Print off your Sponsorship donation form below
- Complete the form, indicating your preferred payment method
- Return the form to Interpal, P.O. Box 53389, London, NW10 6WT or by visiting our head office.
Upon completion of the process, you will receive a sponsorship confirmation letter together with child summary details and a photograph of your sponsored child.
How much does it cost to sponsor a child or family?
Sponsorship of a child starts at a minimum of £25 a month (this is as little as 83p a day) and £75 for a family (three siblings). Many donors choose to give more per month as a regular monetary gift given the dire situation for the majority of Palestinians.
May I choose the child I sponsor?
In order to be fair to the children, the most needy child is allocated first. However, you may choose the category of child you would like to sponsor. The programme includes the following categories from which you may choose:
Orphans: These are defined as children who suffer from the absence of paternal care and support due to the death of their father.
Needy: These are defined as children suffering from severe poverty due to the inability of their parents to provide for their basic needs. The difficulty may arise from disability or ill health, unemployment, displacement or the acute difficulties and restrictions faced by many Palestinian people. These children are a priority for Interpal as their entire family is in extreme hardship. The category also includes:
- Students: Youth who are 16 or above and still seeking education (university, college, etc…) and their family are unable to support them.
- Children with special needs: disabled or injured children whose difficulties are further exacerbated by poverty and disadvantage.
What will my £25 provide to the child?
It will provide for the essential needs of the child which can include milk, food, clothes or medicines.
How can I make a payment?
You can make payments through cash or cheques, either into your bank account or in person at our branches. You can also use online banking facilities or set up a standing order.
Does my sponsorship benefit the family?
Your sponsorship does benefit the family. Your sponsorship is an essential financial lifeline which is often the only regular income a family may receive.
Will I get a progress report for the child and how often?
Interpal endeavours to provide you with a progress report on an annual basis and can arrange for a report should you request it. Information provided includes a detailed study compiled by social and field workers about the current situation of the child and his/her family describing any changes or developments in their financial, health and social situations.
How long can I sponsor a child for?
You can sponsor a child for however long you choose. According to Islamic teachings, Interpal aims to guarantee sponsorship to children until they attain ‘maturity’, however, many donors continue to sponsor their children through higher education or into young adulthood due to their dire circumstances and growing needs.
Can I sponsor the child for a few months?
The one-to-one sponsorship programmes requires a minimum commitment of 6 months. However, if you are unable to commit to this and dependent on your circumstances, you can donate to our General Children’s Fund which is used for projects supporting children and unsponsored beneficiaries.
Can I correspond with the child?
Yes. You are welcome to send letters and photographs and Interpal will endeavour to forward these to your sponsored child. Many children often respond with letters and photographs of their own.
Can I give extra money for the child?
Yes. Many sponsors choose to give more than the stated monthly amount or provide irregular monetary gifts for the child. This extra income is used for education purposes, toys or other needs.
Gift payments for Ramadan and Eid Al Adha should be made in advance to ensure the child receives it on time.
Are there any administrative costs taken from the donation?
None is taken. It is Interpal’s policy not to deduct administration costs from any specified donation. Some of our donors make a separate contribution for this to help us manage the programme efficiently and effectively
How can I cancel my sponsorship if I need to?
You can contact the Interpal office to cancel your sponsorship or if you have a standing order you will need to cancel your standing order via the bank. Please inform Interpal of this, so we can ensure we find our sponsored child a new sponsor and remove you as a listed sponsor.
If you feel that you cannot commit to regular sponsorship payments or the minimum monthly sponsorship of £25, but would still like to contribute towards improving the lives of Palestinian children, then you can donate to the General Children’s Fund.
You are able donate to the General Children’s Fund as and when you can. You can even set up a monthly standing order for any amount you can afford. Your donations will go towards projects that support children and unsponsored beneficiaries.