Sponsoring a child is one of the best ways to help HEAL. To highlight some of the great kids living at HEAL who do not currently have a sponsor, we will be featuring one child each day for the 12 Days of Christmas, December 25 to January 5. (Contrary to popular misconception, the 12 Days start, not end, on Christmas!) Our social media feeds (@healrow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) will have a great kid’s story and picture. You will meet kids like Rosemary Nukubi, whose dream is to be a flight attendant so she can see the world. And Peter Gitahi, who dreams of being a professional soccer player. The best part of sponsorship is that you can build a relationship with an individual – send letters to each other a few times and get to know each other. How often do you get mail that brings a smile to your face? Not enough!

For only $39 a month for basic needs (which supports meals, housing and clothing), plus $39 a month for school fees (which supports teachers’ salaries and school supplies), a child is taken care of. We do not send kids away who do not have a sponsorship – indeed, HEAL is the only home many of our residents have – but we do have to take precious dollars away from other projects. Individual grants and donations support building and equipping classrooms, dormitories and other facilities, but we will use that money for the kids’ basic needs when necessary. Of course, if you’re not ready for a sponsorship commitment, a general donation is always welcome!

There’s no need to wait for the perfect kid to come up on our social media – you can read all of their stories now through the Sponsor tab on our website, or at https://heal.childsponsorshipservices.org/home. There’s even a Let Us Choose button if the choice is too difficult!

Please start a Sponsorship today – it’s the perfect Christmas gift that gives back all year!