100% of what Lift the Children receives from donations is sent directly to the children’s centres because the John Volken Foundation (www.johnvolkenfoundation.org) pays all overhead and administrative costs. We ensure that the money goes exactly where it should: to the children.

All donations help children in need. If you are not a sponsor, but you make a one-time donation or recurring donations, your donation will go into the general Lift the Children fund, which supports the children’s centres without sponsors.

Each children’s centre receives a specific amount of monthly funding to help support the children in its care. People who would like to become sponsors commit to donating the necessary funding amount for their specific children’s centre. We welcome all donations; nothing is too small. Any donation that does not meet the necessary funding amount for a children’s centre will contribute to the general donation fund, helping to support non-sponsored children’s centres.

Lift the Children supports our children’s centres through monthly financial funding. We do not send material items internationally, as the money it costs to ship the items is then less money to benefit the children. We welcome financial donations to fund the purchase of local material goods such as food stuffs, educational materials, and other goods for the benefit of the children.

Yes, we can issue tax receipts if you live in Canada or the United States of America. Lift the Children is a registered charity in both countries. Our Canadian charitable registration number is 805690690 RR0001. Our U.S. tax ID is 46-1835656.

Lift the Children does not have an international volunteer tourism program. Individuals with specific skills sets that may benefit our capacity training programs may reach out to [email protected]. Additionally,  several children’s centres welcome local volunteer social workers and practicum students.

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