MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Your generosity can change a child's life.

The children we serve are amazing and awe-inspiring. They’ve endured more in their young lives than many people do in their lifetime, and yet they still find the strength to smile, play, dream & hope. Your generosity through sponsorship can truly change a child's life by providing them with food, education, medical care & opportunity.  Please read more about our approach to sponsorship below under "A Community Approach". 

 
 
 
 

Betinka Didier

I'm a 17-year-old girl.

Ahmad Charles

I'm a 9-year-old boy.

Scheneider Mortime

I'm a 12-year-old boy.

Mikelna Moreau

I'm a 9-year-old girl.

Judeson Pierre

I'm a 11-year-old boy.

Nerline Francois

I'm a 16-year-old girl.

 

"Sponsoring a child has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. To know that a child I love is receiving necessities and the gift of education fills me with so much joy. I am grateful to have a personal relationship with Maxim, the boy I sponsor. I love to see him grow!"

BEN, STUDENT
WISCONSIN

 

 


A Community Approach

Your sponsorship enables Upstream to build powerful community around the children we serve as we provide meals, teacher salaries, medical care, school equipment & supplies, along with other learning and development opportunities for our students & their families. This increases the impact of every dollar you give. After many years of having a typical sponsorship model & seeing the ways that we could improve, we have made an excitinig shift. Because of the delicate nature of the area we serve, we have chosen an approach to sponsorship that best serves our students, staff, their school and community. We now offer sponsorship opportunities for students & classrooms corporately rather than specific children so that there will always be a seat at a desk for any student yearning for an education. In areas of deep poverty you will see students coming and going as their families are faced with homelessness and lack of resources. This can cause logistical issues and pressure for staff that is alleviated by keeping our sponsorship as a community, rather than individual approach. We are so grateful for the Upstream Family that sees this as an opportunity to give in a way that is much bigger than themselves and has a broad impact. When you sponsor a child you will receive updates on many children, not just one & when you sponsor a classroom you will receive updates on all of our classrooms throughout the year. 

Delivering help
and hope to children
through sponsorship

Upstream partners with leaders, schools, communities, children & families. Your assistance goes directly to the people in need, raising the potential in children, keeping families together and making communities stronger.