What happens when my friend leaves the sponsorship program?
If your friend is attending school, including trade school or college, eligibility for benefits may continue.
At some point, your friend will leave the program. Here are some reasons why:
- Graduation. When sponsored friends have achieved their educational goals and graduated from high school or university, they receive a loving farewell and celebration by CFCA staff.
- Family moves from the program area. Our offices in the field cannot serve families once they have moved from the area where our program is.
- Sponsored friend leaves school to begin working. We place a high value on education, and in most cases someone must be in school to be sponsored. We encourage families to understand the importance of education and to continue their children in the sponsorship program as long as possible, but it is always the family’s choice.
- Family’s economic situation improves. Our sponsorship program is based on the needs of each family. If the family becomes self-sufficient enough not to need sponsorship, that’s cause for celebration!
Whether the departure is expected or not, CFCA will always notify you. In 90 percent of cases, the sponsored child or field staff members also send a final letter describing the reasons for the departure.
If this occurs, we hope you will sponsor someone else who needs support, but you are under no obligation.
In case you’ve already paid for quarterly or yearly sponsorship benefits, CFCA will automatically select someone else (based on need) to receive the sponsorship benefits you’ve paid for in advance.
However, you can always contact us at any time to cancel the sponsorship. We’ll always respect your decision.
If at any time you find you are unable to continue sponsorship, please let us know so we can find another sponsor for your friend. Thanks, and we appreciate your support.