A School of Hope Student sponsorship is $35 per month/per student, Village of Hope Orphan sponsorship is $50 per month up to $250 per month and Grace House Resident sponsorship is $50 per month up to $500 a month .
There are a few convenient options for giving sponsorship funds. We encourage sponsors to give electronically through our donation page.
If you desire to give by check, please mail your check to:
Mission of Hope, Haiti
P.O. Box 171500
Austin, TX 78717-1500
Please remember to include your student, orphan or resident’s full name and sponsorship number with your check. Additional information, such as the purpose of the gift (i.e. monthly sponsorship gift, Christmas fund, etc.), should be included to ensure proper handling.
The students and their families are asked to provide a small fee. Cost varies, but Mission of Hope believes that it is important that each family has an investment in their child’s education to help them best understand the value of education.
According to IRS regulations, Mission of Hope, Haiti cannot facilitate the exchange of money from one individual to another. Please do not send money to MOH to be delivered to your student, orphan or resident. The money will be placed in to a respective fund to support the School of Hope’s, Village of Hope’s or Grace House’ greatest needs..
Yes, we encourage correspondence. Your My MOH account is the best way to communicate with your student or send gifts. The letter writing link sends your letter directly to our translation team in Haiti for the fastest response, and gifts are purchased in Haiti to help support the economy.
If you would rather send a personal card, letter or gift, you can send it to our Austin office with your student’s name and number on the outside of the envelope. Gifts can be no larger than 1- 9×12” envelope and no food can be sent as they are stored until the next scheduled gift delivery to schools.
Mission of Hope students, orphans and residents know that they are being sponsored and are very proud of their sponsorship. They love to hear from their sponsors. Be encouraging, tell them about you and your family, describe special holiday and family customs, include a Bible verse that has special meaning to you and tell them why, tell them that you are praying for them, and most importantly ask questions. Encourage your student, orphan or resident to write back and/or draw pictures for you.
Please be sensitive to their economic situation. Avoid discussing the material aspects of your life, sending photos that show your possessions, sharing your home address, email address, or telephone numbers, using colloquialisms and slang, and suggesting your student, orphan or resident come for a visit or promising to send them things.
Yes! Mission of Hope is a Christ-centered, church-based ministry. However, a student does not have to be Christian to benefit from Mission of Hope’s Student Sponsorship Program. Each student hears the Gospel taught in school and goes to Chapel as a part of the weekly school schedule. But neither the students nor their families are obligated to become Christians. Your letters and questions offer another opportunity for your student to hear the Gospel and demonstrate faith in action.
You may write to your sponsored student, orphan or resident as often as you like; however, with 17 schools we deliver to each school once a month while school is in session (October-June).
Your letters will initiate a response from your student, orphan or resident. It may take up to 3-4 months for you to receive a response from your student, depending on absences and holidays.
Definitely! When you write your student, orphan or resident a letter online, you are given the opportunity to attach a photo. Please avoid sending pictures that may accentuate the economic differences between you and your student (e.g., homes, cars, etc.). Also please be aware of what is in the photo’s background. Pictures are very valuable in Haitian culture, and your student, orphan or resident will love to see who sponsors them!
Yes, you can schedule your visit, at least 8 weeks from your trip to Haiti, through your My MOH account. Student sponsorship visits cannot be scheduled during the summer months when school is out for vacation, June- September. This does not apply to orphan or resident sponsorship.
A translator will be present to aid with communication during your visit. Please do not provide your personal contact information to your student, orphan or resident. This request is for both the protection of the student, as well as yourself. If your student attends a school near the central MOH campus, it will require half of the day. If your student attends a school that is a considerable distance from the central MOH campus, it will require a full day of your trip schedule. Please know that the initial visit with your student, orphan or resident may be uncomfortable, but communication before arrival will help ease the tension.
Yes! Some suggestions for gifts include: pens, pencils, small sharpener, markers, paper, stickers, and bookmarks; backpack; hair ribbons/barrettes for girls, and baseball caps for boys; picture books, Creole Bible, coloring books and crayons; clothes, such as skirts, blouses, pants, shirts, and socks; or simple toys, such as a jump rope, jacks, marbles, toy cars, dolls, and a soccer ball/basketball with ball pump.
*All gifts must be approved by MOH staff before being given to the student. MOH reserves the right to decline any gift that we view as incompatible with the ministry mission and vision, inappropriate in the Haitian culture, and/or threaten the safety of the student in any way. Please do not give your student money. $1 USD is a lot of money to a Haitian student and could put them at risk when they return home to their village after school.
Yes, however it is completely up to the director of the orphanage to enroll the students with the Government School Directory at the appropriate time.
Due to the transient and variable nature of the villages and families from which our students come, your student may no longer be able to attend school at some point during your sponsorship. If this situation occurs with your student, you will be notified by the Sponsorship Team as soon as possible, and you will be given the opportunity to sponsor another deserving student. Haiti is being transformed one student at a time, so we would encourage you to continue your support by choosing another student. We are happy to assist you in this process.
Mission of Hope is working to reach every man, woman, and student in Haiti. As a part of our vision to empower the Haitian people, it is the student and their family’s responsibility to register for school. Once a student is registered, they are part of our sponsorship program. We can check to see if a student is registered in our school and/or sponsored already. If the student is not registered, we encourage you to sponsor a student that is already registered in one of our MOH schools. By sponsoring a student that is already enrolled in our school, you are allowing us to lower registration fees, which allows more students to receive an MOH education.