SAS Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What does a SAS sponsorship include?
  2. Who is the SAS program supporting?
  3. How many kids need to receive support?
  4. Why are there cost discrepancies between different grade levels?
  5. How can I sponsor my child each year until he/she graduates?
  6. Is this contribution tax-deductible?
  7. Can I send gifts or letters to my sponsor child?
  8. What if I prefer a different sponsor child than the one I receive?
  9. Can I sponsor multiple children at once?
  10. Can I sponsor a student’s college education?
  1. What does a SAS sponsorship include?
    A SAS sponsorship provides money to pay for an enrollment fee for the year required by the Mexican government, as well as school supplies, backpack, uniform, and library support. This will cover all the educational needs for a child for an entire school year. SAS students need to be sponsored each year they are in school.
  2. Who is the SAS program supporting?
    The students participating in the SAS programs are students from kindergarten to High school whose families cannot afford to send them to school because of the cost of enrollment fees and school supplies. These kids live in Colonia Villa Esperanza outside the city of Juarez. Without the support of a sponsor, these kids will not attend school and be left to find any job they can to help support their families.
  3. How many kids need to receive support?
    There are currently 75+ kids participating in the SAS program currently that need a school sponsorship. We hope to increase that number in order to impact the lives of even more students in Mexico. It is only by your support that we can accomplish this.
  4. Why are there cost discrepancies between different grade levels?
    Children in different grades require different enrollment fees, school supplies, and technology support. Just as in the United States, children in elementary schools require different supplies and fees than high school age students.
  5. How can I sponsor my child each year until he/she graduates?
    Yes! This is a great way to build a lasting relationship with your sponsor child and see them graduate from school and pursue their career goals to provide for their own families in the future. Missions Ministries will contact you before the end of the school year to sponsor your same child again the next year.
  6. Is this contribution tax-deductible?
    All contributions through the SAS program is tax-deductible under Missions Ministries 501(c)3 non-profit status
  7. Can I send gifts or letters to my sponsor child?
    We encourage all our sponsors to build a relationship and foster a special connection with their specific sponsor child through sending letters, pictures of themselves and their family, or little gifts for each child. We do ask however that you limit the number of items sent to a sponsor child to four times per year. Please see the “Privacy Policy” page for more information.
  8. What if I prefer a different sponsor child than the one I receive?
    If you receive a picture and biography of a child and you wish to change to another child, please contact us at sas@missionsministries.org . We try our best to match each sponsor with a child that matches their indicated preferences. However, if you would like to request a change, we will do our best to accommodate you.
  9. Can I sponsor multiple children at once?
    Yes! If you would like to sponsor more than one child, please click the “Continue Shopping” button on the PayPal payment page when you enter your payment information. You will be returned to the previous page, where you can browse for, and select another child. If you would like to sponsor more than two, please repeat this process as many times as you desire.
  10. Can I sponsor a student’s college education?
    We have a few SAS students who will be graduating and are desiring to pursue college degrees. The approximate cost of sponsoring a student’s college expenses for the year is $2000. If you are interested in sponsoring these students, please contact us at sas@missionsministries.org  for more details.


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