A New Beginning.  A message of hope, justice, and truth.

When you sponsor a child in the slums of Kolkata, you change a child’s life — forever! Your support changes every aspect of your sponsored child’s life. Children in KCM’s program have the opportunity to thrive spiritually, economically, socially and physically.

When you sponsor a child, you help shatter the cycle of the Slum. You change the Slum — one child at a time from a place of desperation into a thriving center of hope and justice.  KCM’s long-term holistic approach, along with your encouraging letters, will give your child hope and a new beginning.

Your sponsored child will gain a new level of access they don’t have now including:

  • nutritious snacks or meals – many kids in the slums go to bed hungry
  • educational and leadership opportunities
  • health and hygiene training
  • medical checkups
  • the caring embrace of a local KCM staff member
  • a message of hope and a new beginning

How much does it cost to sponsor a child?

$25/month which all goes to KCM in Kolkata, India minus the small cost to transfer the funds to KCM’s Indian Bank Account.  Once you select a child to sponsor you will be taken through a shopping cart to do a monthly reoccurring charge.

What are the benefits the child receives from my sponsorship?

As a you have made the decision to personally invest in the life of a child in need. You are enabling your sponsored child to participate in a holistic development program that offers life-changing benefits which includes:

  • Education
  • Health care & supplementary nutrition
  • Social skills development
  • Spiritual development

And more than this, you can help your sponsored child develop a sense of confidence and self-worth with the love you express through letters and prayers.

Your relationship with your sponsored child plays a significant role in his or her development. You stand alongside of KCM workers teachers, family and friends who are taking an active role in encouraging and developing the child.

What Will I receive from the child and KCM?

When you sponsor a child, you’ll receive your child’s photo, personal story and periodic communications from your child with an official progress update.

How will my sponsorship money will be used?

Your monthly $25 sponsorship will be used to organize daily developmental programs for the child through KCM’s Child Development Center (CDC).

•         Sponsored children come to KCM’s Child Development Center 3 – 4 hours a day, 5 days a week.

•         Each child will go through a holistic, age appropriate education program that will cater to the emotional and physical needs of each child

•         Evaluation of child development will take place as per the defined indicators/standards.  As we have mentioned earlier we will organize holistic development program with the children so the child will develop physically, cognitive wise, socio-emotional and spiritually.  So how we know the child is developing.  So we have defined standards – For example physical growth – A child at certain age should have _ height and weight, child at particular age shoud know about biological changes in his/her body.  So this will let us know the child is developing.  For spiritual – certain standards are the child should know the creator God in the beginning then slowly as the child grows he/she should know God loves for them, and then it grows up to understanding of sin and redemption etc.

•         Child between the ages of 3-9 will be the beneficiaries.

•         Child will be in the project until they reach 18 years (or if they have been sponsored at most 15 years) – Once they graduate, he/she will be taken in Phase 2 of the program where they will go through leadership and vocational skill training

How Does KCM safeguard children from potential harm?

Kolkata City Mission is committed to practice which protects children from harm. Staff and volunteers in this organization accept and recognize our responsibilities to develop awareness of the issues which cause children harm.

KCM policy is based on the following principles:

  • The welfare of the child is paramount;
  • All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin religious beliefs and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse;
  • All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately;
  • All staff (paid/unpaid) have a responsibility to report concerns to the Designated Person with responsibility for child protection.

Can I visit my sponsored child in Kolkata?

 Yes, we encourage visits to sponsored children and KCM projects.  If you plan a visit to Kolkata we ask the following:

 a) it is announced

b) the appropriate background checks as per local law are completed

c) the visitor has agreed in writing to abide by the behavior protocols and local code of conduct.

d) the visitor is accompanied by a KCM staff and child’s Parent/guardian or a member of the community.

KCM Permits the sponsor/visitor to meet the sponsored child in a project or in a central location, usually the KCM office or community, accompanied by a project staff and child’s parents/guardian or a member of the community.

If you are coming to Kolkata please visit the contact us page to inform us of the details of your visit.

Child Sponsorship Account

How do I create an account?  

1)      Click the “My Account” link at the top right side of our Child Sponsorship site.

2)      Enter your email address.

3)      Select “I am a new customer”.

4)      Then simply follow the prompts to complete setting up your account.

Your information is NEVER sold to any other company and is kept completely private. Please view our Privacy Policy for more information.

How do I edit my account information?  

Click the “My Account” link at the top right hand side of our Child Sponsorship site to edit your account information.

How much is my shipping?  

There are no shipping costs involved since the subscription and donations options would not be delivering any physical product. It might prompt you to pick a shipping method, which your only option should be “online delivery.”

I forgot my password.  

Click the “My Account” link at the top right hand side of our site. Under the login box you’ll see a link that says “Forgot your password? Click here”. That link will send an email to you with your password.

What are my payment choices?  

During the checkout process you may choose any of our current payment options and continue to place your order.

I have a question on my charges.

Click the “My Account / Order Status” link to review your orders. You may compare your order history on our website, with your financial records. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact us for further assistance.

Why does my credit card show Restoration Community Church?

Funds donated on Kolkata City Mission website go through Restoration Community Church. All funds go directly to KCM India and are tax deductible through Restoration’s 501c3 U.S. tax status.

I need a copy of my receipt/invoice.

Click the “My Account / Order Status” link to print invoices and view order history.

When will my credit appear on my account?   Credits usually take 7-10 business days from the time we receive your item(s).

What if I’d like to cancel my subscription or my sponsored child graduates from the program?

There are no predetermined contracts and sponsors can cancel at any time by logging into their account summary from my “My Account”  and canceling the monthly reoccurring transaction.  When a child graduates from the program you will be notified via email and the charges will be canceled.

Privacy Policy  

We value your privacy. Please view our Privacy Policy for complete details on how we use the information we collect.

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How do I contact you?

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