Frequently Asked Questions

1. Will I be able to write or send gifts to the child I sponsor?
Yes! Your child would love to hear from you. Letters and gifts will be forwarded from our main office in San Diego to Haiti on a regular basis. Gifts should fit in a 12”x 9”x 9” box that weighs less than 10 pounds.

2. How can I make my monthly sponsorship donation?
You can use to set up an automatic donation every month through Paypal account, credit card, or debit card by visiting the Sponsor page. This option is the most convenient and cost effective. If you prefer, you also have the option of donating by check or money order made to "Hopestart International." Please email for the mailing address. 

3. How much of my donation will directly benefit my child?
We are committed to keeping costs low and devoting the maximum level of resources to the children. As a result, 95 percent of the sponsorship money you donate will go directly to the support of the sponsored child.

4. What should I expect once I agree to be a sponsor?
Within 7-10 days of our receipt of your sponsorship decision, you will receive an acknowledgment by e-mail. It will include additional information about the program and how to make the most of your sponsorship experience.

5. What if I have more questions?
Email us at