Send my sponsored child a gift

You may send extra monetary gifts twice a year: on their birthday and at Christmas. 

You may also send a monetary gift for your child’s family in order for them to buy something they may need.

In the spirit of good stewardship, through minimizing banking fees, monetary gifts, with the exception of Christmas gifts, are sent to Uganda or Kenya once a quarter. Based on when your gift is given in this disbursement cycle, it is possible that the country office will not receive the gift funds for up to four months. 

When sending a donation through the website for your child's birthday or any other special ocassion besides the Christmas season, please include a note in the check, if mailing a physical check or email: to give the team a heads up about your gift.

You may also send physical gifts to your child any other time of the year.

Packages need to be sent care of our staff in Africa, as they are the ones to pick up packages from the post office. Be sure to clearly mark your child’s full name on the inside of the package.

Large packages can be expensive to ship. The post offices in Africa will sometimes try to charge taxes on large packages with big and/or expensive items. So, when sending the package it's best to write a lower cost value of each item to keep the total cost well below $30. This lessens the chance that import or sales tax are charged on items that are donations for children. 

Items that fit in large flat envelopes are ideal.

Please allow 4-8 weeks for packages to arrive in Africa.

Address your package to:

In Uganda:
Empower a Child
c/o Martha Uwamahoro
P.O. Box 33273
Kampala, Uganda

In Kenya:
Empower a Child
c/o Lilian Langat
P.O. Box 3507-00100
Nairobi, Kenya