Sponsorships

Sponsorships

If you wish to sponsor a street child or a place in a Rehab center for a drug addict with a monthly donation, a sponsorship with TOS Ministries International is just the thing for you. As a sponsor you are closely connected to the life of "your" child or drug addict. You receive information on their story and can get in touch with them personally. There are two separate sponsorship programs for the work among street children (childrenHope) and for our rehab ministry (free-from-drugs). What is so special: Every Euro donated actually reaches your sponsored child or addict.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsor a Street Kid

Millions of kids live on the streets. If you want to change something, you can cause big change with a small amount.

childrenHope is the sponsorship program of TOS Ministries International. It supports social projects among street children in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Peru. We make sure every Euro reaches your sponsored child.

Sponsor a Street Child

Sponsor a Place in a Rehab Center

Thousands are caught in drugs. If you want to change something, you can cause big change with a small amount.

Free-from-drugs is the sponsorship program of TOS Ministries International. It supports social projects among drug addicts in Belarus, Russia, and Greece. We make sure every Euro reaches your sponsored drug addict.

Sponsor a Place in a Rehab Center

Sponsor a Place in a Day Care Center

Millions of kids live in slums without care and attention. You can cause big change with a small amount.

childrenHope is the sponsorship program of TOS Ministries International. It supports social projects among street children in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Peru. We make sure every Euro reaches your sponsored child.

Sponsor a Place in a Day Care Center

Sponsor a Project

You would like to give long-term support to a certain project? You can sponsor a Transformation House, a Drug and Crime Prevention Project in a certain country of your choice or a Contact Stage Project.
We have just the right project for you.

Contact us

Contact Your Sponsored Child

Despite the geographic distance, you can get in touch with your sponsored child. For the children it is very special to know that there are people in Europe or America who have decided to go without certain things in order to enable kids in South America to live in a Transformation House. We have seen many friendships develop via letters or e-mails, and both sides have so much to learn from each other.

This is how it works:

You write an e-mail to your sponsored child. This e-mail first goes to our office in Germany. From there it is forwarded to the appropriate project. Of course confidentiality of both your and the child's information is of greatest importance.

Which Language?

Most of the sponsored children speak only Spanish. But you can write your e-mails also in English or German; our staff will translate them for the children.

Suggestions for Content for an E-Mail

Describe your family, the place where you live, which kinds of hobbies you have or whatever else you would like to share about your life. These questions can be helpful while writing:

  • Is my sponsor supporting me all by him/herself or is it an entire family, who know about me and who are interested in me?
  • What kind of work does my sponsor do?
  • Where does my sponsor live? Does he/she live in a city or in a rural area? Is the weather different from here? What are the sights of his/her area?
  • Does my sponsor enjoy doing the same things the people in my country enjoy? What does my sponsor do in his/her spare time?

Surely you will be able to come up with many more things that may be of interest to your sponsored child.

How does the sponsored child reply?

You will receive an answer via e-mail within about 4 weeks.

Your message to your sponsored child

You are welcome to use this form for a personal message to your sponsored child:

Your privacy is important to us

We are processing your information to meet the requirements and regulations and to be able to provide our services, according to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit b. GDPR. The fields marked as required in our online forms are necessary to do this. See our privacy policy for more information.

It is always special for the children to receive an actual letter. It is exciting and causes great joy.

This is how it works:

You write a letter to the respective project. Postage for standard letters and postcards from Germany is at roughly a Euro.

Which Language?

Most of the sponsored children speak only Spanish. But you can write your letter also in English or German; our staff will translate it for the children.

Suggestions for Content for a Letter

Describe your family, the place where you live, which kinds of hobbies you have or whatever else you would like to share about your life.

For more suggestions, please see the passage above on "Conatct via E-Mail".

This is how you can make an appointment

Get in touch with our sponsorship coordinator in Germany via phone or e-mail. Let us know what day and time is good for you for a phone call. We recommend giving a choices of several possibilities. Keep in mind the time difference between Europa and South America (4 to 8 hours). For further information and a calculator for time difference, please see: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/. Going by your suggestions, we will arrange a date with your child and local staff.

Sponsorship Coordinator: 

Manuela Altscher
Email: manuela.altscher[at]tos.info
Tel.: +49 (0)7071-36341

The children are so happy even with little things, like:

  • Post Cards
  • Stickers
  • Balloons
  • Crayons and Coloring Books
  • T-Shirts
  • Children's Books
  • Bouncy Balls, Yo-Yos, Marbles
  • Skipping Ropes
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Card Games

Ideas for Girls:

  • Hair Pins
  • Beads
  • Small Bags
  • Costume Jewelry

Ideas for Boys:

  • Toy Cars
  • Soccer Jerseys
  • Top Trumps

A Note on Shipping:

See that shipping costs do not exceed the value of the gift. Please do not send letters or parcels larger than "legal size envelopes", as there have been cases when a shipment did not reach its destination.

Alternative: Special Donation

Sometimes a special donation can be more helpful than a gift package. Our staff can use that donation for your sponsored child, as they know best what is needed right now, for instance for sports or music activities. We recommend dropping an e-mail to our Sponsorship Coordinator, Manuela Altscher, once you have transferred your special donation. You can let us know how you would like us to use the funds for your sponsored child.
For special donations, please us the following account:

TOS Dienste International e.V.
IBAN: DE58 8602 0500 0003 5220 00
BIC: BFSWDE33LPZ
Purpose for Transfer: "Special Donation" plus your sponsored child's country. (The country name is sufficient for us to be able to correctly place the donation with your sponsored child.)

Your sponsored child is looking forward to getting in touch with you. For this purpose it is important that we have your correct address. Please let us know here, if your address, phone number, and/or e-mail-address have changed.

Change of address

I would like to inform you about a change in my contact details.

Your privacy is important to us

We are processing your information to meet the requirements and regulations and to be able to provide our services, according to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit b. GDPR. The fields marked as required in our online forms are necessary to do this. See our privacy policy for more information.