153 million. This number represents worldwide orphans without one or both parents to give them a home, safety, or love.
Without the proper support, they are vulnerable to poverty, sickness and the dangers of the world.
You can fill the gap in their lives, and show them they are not on their own.
Whoever takes care of an orphan, he and I will be together in Paradise like this (his index and middle fingers held close together)
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
How does our orphan sponsorship program work?
Our orphan sponsorship program allows you to provide for the needs and wellbeing of an orphan in need, through a one-to-one model of ongoing financial support.
Our program includes orphans of all ages, both children under the age of 18, and mature orphans over the age of 18.
Islamic Relief believes in protecting and fulfilling childrens’ rights. Your support provides the security and basic needs that a child needs to develop and flourish.
Due to medical conditions, disability, war or extreme poverty there are thousands of mature orphans who still experience debilitating circumstances and are desperately in need of support. Your support provides them with the financial means to achieve their goals and attain a better future.
Together, our global efforts help sponsor over 60,000 orphans around the world, transforming their lives with opportunities and aid. This program is one of the best in its field and targets many countries in need.
Starting from just $50 per month, will you join us?
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- Palestine, Gaza
Your sponsorship helps provide an orphan with
Frequently Asked Questions
- What Does Your Orphan Sponsorship Mean?
- What threats do orphans face?
- How Does Islamic Relief Help?
- How Quickly Can You Start Sponsoring?
- One time gifts to Orphan Care Projects
- How do I donate on a yearly basis?
It could mean the world.
Your support will ensure that they have a roof over their head, and food on their plates. It will send them to school with books and stationery, and provide health care, vaccinations and medicine when they get ill.
We don’t just take care of their physical well being – orphans deserve to be safe and happy too. Your donation will mean they receive Eid presents and attend summer camps, sports classes and regularly fun day trips. A social worker will visit regularly to ensure their home is safe and loving.
In other words, when you sponsor an orphan, you’re not just giving a gift… you’re giving them a new chance on a better life.
Thousands of orphaned children remain vulnerable to poverty and sickness. Lack of proper shelter leaves many of them displaced, and struggling to survive.
Without an education and the tools to support themselves, they are often without security and stability. Many have to fend for themselves, and without the proper support they suffer a pain no one should feel.
Dealing with constant life-threatening situations, there is only a small chance of a brighter future ahead.
Islamic Relief ensures a brighter future for orphans.
Orphans are some of the most vulnerable young people around the world, often at risk for poor healthcare, lack of clean water and food, or not getting the education that is so vital to building a brighter future.
Many find themselves in dangerous situations just to survive – working long hours in dangerous, illegal and underpaid child labour, even having to sell themselves. Parents are forced to marry their children off young, not because they want to, but simply so that they will have someone to take care of and provide for them.
We want to protect orphans. We work to take them out of child labour, enrolling them in education and helping their parents earn a living so the family can get by. We build safe villages for children, making sure health centres, schools and water systems are up and running.
We provide vulnerable mature orphans with the financial means to gain more independence, achieve their goals and attain a better future. We support entire families, because it’s impossible to help a child without helping their families too.
Once you sign up online, you will be paired up with an orphan in need within 2-3 weeks of your first payment, allowing for a one-on-one relationship to be established. Sponsors are able to communicate with their orphan(s) via letters or phone calls and can send monetary gifts for special occasions.
For only $50, $60, or $75 a month, you will be providing your orphan with the basic necessities and emotional support that he or she requires. You will receive details about the child you are sponsoring as well as a photograph and an annual progress report outlining how your contribution is impacting the child’s life.
Further information of the process is outlined below.
What if you can’t commit to a sponsorship or scholarship?
Not a problem, there are other options! Through our Orphan Care Projects, we are able to help more than one orphan. The donations are used for projects that benefit orphans, their families and their communities.
These projects focus on education, health, social welfare, sports and leisure activities. Any one time or regular donations of any amount can make a considerable difference in the services we can provide.
To sponsor an orphan on a yearly basis, simply give us a call and we will assist you with completing your donation! You can reach our office at 1-855-377-4673 between 9am – 5pm EST on Monday – Friday.
Please note that when signing up to a yearly orphan sponsorship, your donation will automatically renew on an annual basis.
Sponsor an Orphan Today
You can start donating via credit card, direct withdrawals or by mailing us a cheque. Sign up online or over the phone at 1-855-377-4673.
You will receive confirmation via email that your donation has been processed. Your donation will automatically be debited according to your chosen frequency.
Within a few weeks, you will be emailed a profile of the orphan you are sponsoring.