How do I sponsor a child?

Step 1: Choose one ore more children from our page of kids awaiting sponsorship.
Step 2: Go to the payment page and enter your child's number and complete payment.
Step 3: Await confirmation (24-48 hours after registration).
Step 4: Begin a friendship with your sponsor child and send a letter.

What Does My Sponsorship Cover?

In addition to receiving school tuition, a uniform, and school supplies, your children will receive leadership training, medical care as needed, and spiritual guidance based on Christian principles through the direction of our partner church GBCC. 

One unique attribute of Renew Gulu is that your children are directly tied to the GBCC church community, thus providing us with an opportunity to connect with them in ways typically not possible in larger sponsorship programs. 

Our hope is that someday as self sustaining initiatives take deeper root and the community of Gulu regains it's financial independence, this sponsorship program will not be necessary. Our desire is not to replace the love and care of a nurturing community, but to augment that community’s ability to “raise its children in the way they should go.”

Can I communicate with my child?

Our Ugandan Renew Gulu leaders and child relations teams are currently working with the children and schools to develop individual sponsor update reports and updated photos for you. As you can imagine, given the obligations the children have to school and family, it is challenging to generate these reports in a timely manner. These kids LOVE being able to share about what is going on in their lives, and REALLY LOVE knowing that they have a sponsor who is providing and praying for them in the United States! We anticipate providing these reports once a year, and hopefully more often in the future as time permits. In a further effort to cut down on expenses, these reports will be emailed to you. In addition to your personal child report, we will also be providing a child "highlight" stories from time to time.

So what can you do right now?  Write your child! They LOVE to hear from their sponsors.

Can I send my child a gift?

If you feel led to provide your children with a gift for a birthday, Christmas, or any other reason, you may do so by using the payment page.  Unfortunately due to shipping complications and costs we are unable to take physical gifts, but we will work with our Gulu child relations team to ensure any one-time financial gifts are allocated toward your child.  Our Gulu team will discuss the gift with your child's parents, so they can empower them to purchase an appropriate gift for your child.  

To provide a one time financial gift, please visit the payment page.  Please include child's number and gift amount.

Lastly, please try to provide these donations at least 30 days before your child's birthday or Christmas so we can issue the gift in time (although, we are sure they would be fine with a late gift too! ;)

Can I visit my child?

We make one trip to Gulu each year with a team lead by Rockharbor Church. If you would like to inquire about one of our upcoming trips to Gulu please contact us.