The children at Kitezh like to think of their sponsors as Godparents.
Sponsoring a child and becoming a 'Godparent' to one of the children is a wonderful way to support Kitezh Children’s Community. However, it’s more than just about money - the key is to develop a friendship with your God Child that can last a lifetime.
Most of our fostered children had very hard times before they came to Kitezh. When you sponsor a child, you give him or her the chance to broaden their horizons and develop their self-esteem by letting them feel that someone in the world cares about them.
At least once a year, each child writes or draws a letter to their Godparent and we will send you an update on his or her progress. Building a relationship is important.
For FAQs about how to sponsor a child Read More >
New children hoping for Godparents
Life before Orion: Vika's mother died when she was 6. Her father couldn't take care of her, she sees him rarely now. Vika's aunt Elena took Vika, but they couldn't live together for a long time because of big difference in their characters. So Elena asked Orion to take Vika as a child in "program". When Vika arrived in Orion she was emotionally damaged. She often had hysterics, she couldn't study because of her nervous condition. Sometimes she cried about her mother. Vika has lived in Orion for two years in family of Katya & Yura. Her character has changed a lot. She became emotionally stable. She likes studying. She is very good in math. She is very active and creative girl. She likes to draw, to dance, to make crafts. Vika likes to ride a bicycle. She wants to learn to play guitar and piano. She often makes performances with younger children. Her dream is to be director in the theatre. She wants so much to have Godparent.
If you would like to support Vika or any of the other children in Kitezh & Orion please get in touch email@example.com
How to become a Godparent
The Kitezh children love having Godparents from other countries, so if you would like to become a Godparent to a child at Kitezh or Orion, please download the Sponsorship Form here Read More >
and return it to us.
It costs roughly £1,500 a year to support a child at Kitezh, and we suggest you contribute at least £20 per month, although you can contribute as much as you wish.
It's easy to set up a Standing Order for your God Child.
There are many ways you can engage with your God Child. You can send letters, emails or postcards, and perhaps a small birthday gift to let the child feel special and cared for. Your God Child might have a specific need, maybe a pair of boots or a new winter coat.
Higher Education is now more expensive than ever, so you might consider starting an Education Fund for him or her for when it is time to leave Kitezh and Orion.
And maybe one day the two of you might meet in person! You are always welcome at Kitezh and Orion.
In time, you might consider including your God Child in your Will. We can tell you how to do that with little effort for you.
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