Outline for me what SACIF really do. Does SACIF provide humanitarian aid to help children in need too?
SACIF is a non-for-profit Charitable, Philanthropic and Environmental foundation. Yes, although SACIF’s main objective is to help children attending school and staying in school, at the same time, we do provide humanitarian aid to help children and their families for essential needs and in urgent adverse events that may occur in their lives.
How to sponsor a child?
From the donation page by choosing $30/M (min. required amount) checkmark “Make this a monthly donation”.
– PayPal and also all major credit cards of Visa, MasterCard and American Express
– If you want to use PayPal, you can create an account for free from here.
– If you need help, please send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the sponsorship program and how long does it work?
In general, sponsorship creates a kind of family relationship between the sponsor donor and the sponsored child, so that the child is able to obtain the necessary required comfort and relief.
The objective of SACIF’s Sponsorship Program is to provide ongoing economic stability for unprivileged children, enabling them to attend school and remain in school. The children sponsored through this programs will be supported for their entire academic career, that may include college too, however, for some children, this could go on until high school only, or in some cases ends when for any reason the child is not ready or able to continue his/her education anymore.
How much is the minimum required monthly payment to sponsor a child?
$30 (Canadian) per month
How long will I sponsor my child?
So long as he/she becomes self-sufficient, and depending to the age, ability to continue his/her education to higher levels of college and university, and the family condition of the child, that may take around 10 years or more. We are going to be with the kid so far as it is deemed necessary and you as the child sponsor can stay with us too for as long
as you are eager and able to be committed to your sponsored child. Obviously, when a child moves out of the reach of our supervision region, and is no longer available to be assisted as per our program, for any reason, you will be informed and invited to help transform your funds to another vulnerable child, if you are willing to do so.
Where does your charity work more often?
For the time, in Afghanistan, Canada and Nepal, but we are striving to be active internationally, specially in countries severely in need of all kind of humanitarian aids, such as Nigeria, Malawi, Tanzania, India, and identifying the most vulnerable children who need sponsorship, urgently.
Can I change or cancel my sponsorship commitment?
Yes, it is understandable that under some undue circumstances, it could be difficult to continue sponsorship; however, if you still would like to continue your sponsorship, SACIF would love to work with you to make some account adjustments, enabling you to do so. One solution could be such as a temporary reduced rate or putting your sponsorship on hold, but if you need to discontinue your relation with SACIF and consequently with your sponsored child, we cordially would request you to give us a month period to find a replacement sponsor for your child.
Who Runs SACIF?
SACIF started with three altruistic and devoted friends in Vancouver, Canada having quite similar thoughts and decisive determination on commencing a philanthropic, non- for-profit charitable foundation to assist deprived children around the world. The founders were specifically very concerned about the right of children to get their desirable educations, regardless of their families’ unfortunate livelihood. Founders, together with other SACIF’s members of board of directors were introduced to audience during a 2-hours zoom webinar, held on June 17th (repeated August 05th ), 2020 to audience. SACIF is supervised by its board of directors and continuously consulted by many philanthropic experienced experts High Council, whom as well, were introduced in
the aforementioned webinar. Please check www.saveachild.chariy for more information.
How can I track my sponsored child’s latest status and progress?
When you become a child sponsor, you will receive a welcome letter and later the letter of introduction from your sponsored child through staff working in the child’s community.
Also, each year you will receive at least one updated photo of your sponsored child and a status progress report. You may choose to receive additional reports or photos regarding your sponsored child
How are children chosen for sponsorship?
Recognized NGOs, well-famed community’s members and our partners regional members, in addition to SACIF’s own office staff (when we have an active office in the same region), help identify the most vulnerable children in their area. Then, families consent for their children are obtained, asked if they would like to be part of the SACIF’s child sponsorship program, in order to start up the required sequence of sponsorship.
What kind of organizations / foundations SACIF seeks to work with?
With organizations like UNICEF and those which are formally registered as a non-for- profit foundation and have similar core of objectives, cause and vision on helping the children around the world. For partnership, we ask the partners to sign mutual agreements with SACIF, in the form of a MOU (Memorandum Of Understanding), in which the mutual collaborations/partnership clauses are defined.
How do I cancel my monthly donation or sponsorship?
You are a highly valued child supporter and we are here to serve you. Our team can help you make the best decision to suit your changing circumstances, including discontinuing your sponsorship or monthly donation. We would like to share some important information about the options available to you that may allow you to continue impacting the lives of vulnerable children around the world.
Please call us at 1-877-581-5526 to let us know that you need to cancel. We look forward to helping you.
How does SACIF send my contributions to my sponsored child?
Our basic plan is to send your donated dollars/ occasional gifts to the account opened regionally by our liaison for your child / children either directly by SACIF or via our pertinent partner, in the form of a stipend. The stipend is aimed to support the child’s education, mostly school-related costs and also partially some of their living expenses so they can focus exclusively on their education.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Not yet. All the required documents to receive our tax deductible certificate have been prepared and submitted to CRA through SACIF’s legal entities and as soon as we have it, we will announce it in our website.
How does SACIF support itself?
Through volunteers donations, SACIF’s fund raising events and funds paid by individuals, colleges/universities/municipals, and corporations which annually contribute a specific fund as a humanitarian aid to charitable philanthropic foundations.
How can I get involved and become a volunteer?
If you want to become a volunteer, join us here. Continue to complete the electronic form shown there.