The 6:3 Exchange is a monthly financial opportunity to provide hope to an orphaned or abandoned child living with HIV/AIDS at our Cherish Homes. Cherish Uganda is redefining how child sponsorship works based on Jesus words in Matthew 6:3, ‘when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing’.
In this unique exchange, a child will never know that they have a ‘sponsor’. The confidentiality of the 6:3 Exchange protects a child from developing a ‘sponsorship mindset’ of dependency and entitlement, and safeguards his or her personal sense of participation and belonging in a unified Ugandan family.
How does it work?
Your donation will help support the operations of our Cherish Homes and you will be assigned to a child living in our homes.
As a sponsor, you will receive biannual updates on your sponsored child. We look at sponsorship as a way to connect you to one individual's story to see how God is moving at Cherish Uganda.
What is the Cost?
Because of the unique health situation and full care provided for our children, it costs $350 per month per child. However, we understand that everyone's wallet may not be as big as their heart. Therefore, we only ask a minimum commitment of $35 per month. Each child will have up to 10 sponsors each.
Partial Sponsorship- $35 USD/month (£22 or 87,000 UGS)
Full Sponsorship- $350 USD/month
Cherish Uganda is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent the law allows.
"When you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing." Matthew 6:3,
Any Additional Questions?
Q: I was hoping to write letters to the child to encourage them, so I'm curious as to how The 6:3 Exchange approach "protects" the child.
A: We have less than 60 children living in a tight-knit community and since kids are kids, we want to avoid any opportunity that would cause our kids to feel jealous, envious, or unloved. If we had one sponsor writing frequently to their sponsored child, while their house-mate never received letters, our kids would compare themselves to their peers and feelings would be hurt.
Q: If I came to Cherish, can I not meet my child?
A: You absolutely could meet your sponsored child, however, the child would remain unaware that you are their sponsor. We would arrange time for you spend and get pictures with your sponsored child's house as a whole.
Q: Does my donation go directly toward the care of my sponsored child?
A: Great question! Your donation goes toward the operations of our homes as a whole. If "Child A" is partially sponsored, while "Child B" is fully sponsored, both children can be equally cared for. Your sponsorship simply connects you to a face to see the wonderful impact our homes team is making on our children.