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Frequently Asked Questions
At VisionTrust, we’re very excited about the future. As we enter 2019 we are driven to help more children in better ways. As a result, we’re working hard to improve our systems, and to provide stronger delivery of benefits to children we haven’t yet reached. This desire requires us to develop our capacity.
One of VisionTrust’s big goals for the next 24 months is to double the number of sponsored children in our care.
Why more? Because there is no shortage of children in our world who are worth more. Worth more than the situation they were born into. Worth more than their society tells them they’re worth. And more importantly, worth more than even the child may realize.
VisionTrust has grown its sponsorship program primarily through the short-term missions program, but now we are looking at new ways of matching children with sponsors. Our sponsorship program is poised to grow beyond anything we have accomplished in the past.
We want all of our child-centric programs to be fully funded through the sponsorship model. Doing so will ensure a level of consistent, sustainable funding that we currently lack. Consistent funding is important because once we have a child in our program, and have made a commitment to that child, we want to honor that commitment without any interruptions.
The end goal of all that we do at VisionTrust is to deliver an effective, positive impact in the lives of our children. In order to achieve that goal, we have made two specific changes to our sponsorship program that we want to bring to your attention.
Changes to Your Sponsorship
The first change we have made, effective January 2019, is that VisionTrust will begin pooling child sponsorship funds so that every registered child in our program will receive uninterrupted critical basic development services in the areas of health, education, and spiritual development.
The second change, effective January 2019, is that we will be allocating a percentage of sponsorship funds to marketing, and another percentage to administration and overhead. This is a standard practice among growing sponsorship organizations. By allocating funds, we will establish a structure and create the systems needed for VisionTrust to gain more sponsors to help more children.
Transitioning to a system in which all of our child programs are funded through sponsorship will take some time. We hope you will pray with us for more sponsors, like you, to join VisionTrust as we endeavor to reach more children.
Thank you so much for all you do to help orphans and vulnerable children in this world. Thank you for understanding that they are worth so much more than their circumstances!
Finally, if you have any questions about these changes please feel free to call 719-268-2943 and our Partner Care Team will be happy to talk with you.