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Sponsor a Child

Sponsor a child

Our vision is for all children, currently living in poverty, to have their needs met in the name of Jesus Christ.

Our mission is to show God’s love by facilitating support of children’s needs through The Salvation Army.

Sponsor a centre

Alone, it is hard to know what to do in the face of a problem that is so huge it is almost incomprehensible, but together there is something we can do. We can reach out and change one child’s life for less than a dollar a day.

The Salvation Army Child Sponsorship Program has been in existence since the early 1980’s. More than 2000 children living in over 25 developing countries are currently being financially assisted through The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory Sponsorship Program.


The concept of child sponsorship has been around for decades in an effort to break the cycle of unequal distribution of wealth in the world. The key to its success is every day people making regular donations to provide poverty stricken children with the basics of life, things we take for granted like food, clothing, education and medical care. Through an annual sponsorship, the financial aid assists The Salvation Army to run schools, children’s homes, feeding centres, tuition programs and day care centres.