1. If I must discontinue my child sponsorship, what happens my sponsorship child?

    If you need to discontinue your child sponsorship, we will immediately look for a new sponsor for your child and continue the child's sponsorship support without interruption. You can discontinue your child sponsorship at any time.

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  2. How long should my child sponsorship last?

    Legacy Uganda allows you the opportunity to sponsor a child for many years, usually through the school year in which the child reaches the age of 18 to 22. While we hope that you will be able to continue in your support of your sponsored child until he or she graduates from Legacy Christian Academy Uganda, we recognize that sponsors' circumstances sometimes change. You may discontinue your sponsorship at any time.

    Please understand that a sponsored child's circumstances may change, too. For example, sometimes families move and are unable to be a part of LCA-Uganda.

    We will inform you as quickly as possible if any such circumstance affects the child you sponsor, and you’ll have the opportunity to select another child through LCA-Uganda that is in need of your help.

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  3. How much does it cost to sponsor a child?

    The cost is $35 p/m, $105 per quarter, or $420 per year.

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  4. May I send gifts to my child?

    In light of cultural sensitivity, we ask that you do not send gifts to your child. However, throughout the year we will have Gift Campaigns where you may donate money to purchase specific gifts for the child and their family. Examples of the gifts might include livestock, a bed, etc. We will send out emails notifying you during these Gift Campaigns.

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  5. Will I be the only person sponsoring the child I'm helping?

    Yes. The child you're helping has one sponsor, that’s why your monthly support, letters, and prayers are of such great importance!

  6. What do I do if I need to discontinue my sponsorship?

    To discontinue your sponsorship, please contact Legacy@sosministries.com

  7. What specific benefits will the child I am sponsoring receive?

    The child you are sponsoring is currently living in a remote village located in Central Uganda. Poverty and illiteracy are prevalent. Before Legacy Uganda, most children did not have the opportunity to attend school. If they did attend school, the building would be equivalent to a small shack and the quality of education was low. However, thanks to sponsors like you, these children now have a bright hope for a future. You would be providing them with an opportunity to attend an extraordinary school, which was developed by a National Blue Ribbon school in Valencia, California (Legacy Christian Academy). In addition to covering the cost and supplies of attending school, your generous contribution also provides also provides your child with a healthy lunch each day. For some, this might be their only meal. Aside from providing a high quality education and meeting basic needs, Legacy Christian Academy also instills Christ-like character into each of their students. Students attend chapel, Bible class, and focus on new character traits each month.

  8. How can I communicate with the child I sponsor?

    You can communicate with your child in three ways.

    1.

    You may mail letters to the follow stateside address:

    SOS Ministries
    Attn. Legacy
    11608 Grand View Drive
    Montgomery, TX 77356

    These letters will then be sent with an upcoming short term team to SOS Ministries. The times of these trip vary throughout the year. When your letter arrives, it will be sent with the next team departing for Uganda.

    2.

    You may mail a letter to your child directly:

    SOS Ministries
    C/O Legacy Uganda
    P.O. Box 7
    Luweero Uganda

    Please remember that it may take 1-3 months for a letter to arrive at SOS through Postal mail and sometimes things do not always arrive.

    3.

    You may login to your account on our website and email your child.

    We encourage you to send your sponsored child a personal or family photograph and a short letter of introduction. SOS staff members will help translate your letter if needed and deliver it to your child. The children treasure letters and pictures from their sponsor.

    Please remember to be sensitive to the child’s culture and do not write about things that may be inappropriate or offensive. We will not pass on letters that or photographs that promote lifestyles that are not consistent with our Biblical beliefs.

    If sending a letter via postal mail, please be sure to mark your letter with your child’s first and last name and your first and last name so we know exactly what child to deliver it to. Many students have similar or the same names.

  9. Will my child write to me?

    Your child will write to you several times a year — at least twice via email and at least twice via postal mail.

  10. Is my donation tax deductible?

    Yes. All are tax-deductible in the United States.

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  11. Can I visit my child?

    Yes! We strongly encourage you to consider taking a short term trip to visit SOS Ministries in Uganda. During your trip, you can learn more about your child and his/her environment, culture, family, education, etc. These trips are invaluable and build a sweet and strong connection between you and your sponsor child. If you’re considering taking a short term trip, please contact Shannon Hurley at shannon@sosministries.com

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  12. Where do I direct further questions?

    You may email Rebekah@sosministries.com or Legacy@sosministies.com for any questions you have.

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