What is Cry of India?
Cry of India is a Christian non-profit child sponsorship organization dedicated to rescuing, feeding and educating impoverished children in India.
How much does it cost to sponsor a child?
Your monthly sponsorship of $35 provides education, a safe environment, a hot meal each school day in addition to a health checkup and personal development training.
How do I make my payment?
Payments can be made by credit card/debit card. You can set up your credit card or debit card to be automatically charged. The funds will be deducted on the 20th of each month. This can be done through our website finance page.
If you desire to pay by check, envelopes will be mailed to you to send your payment to our office.
If you wish to make an annual payment you can do so by credit card or by check.
How long is my commitment?
Indefinite until you desire to discontinue due to change of circumstances. Please contact our office.
Is my giving tax deductible?
Yes your giving is tax deductible. You will be receipted for your giving on an annual basis by our financial processor.
What percentage of my sponsorship actually goes to India?
85% of your monthly giving goes directly to India for the support of your sponsored child.
How do I sponsor a child?
You can sponsor a child by going directly to our sponsorship page, choose a child, and complete the financial commitment form.
Can I write my sponsored child?
Absolutely! You can write to your sponsored child through the Cry of India office address, PO Box 50855 Indianapolis, IN 46250. We will forward your letters to India to be translated and given to your child. Their replies are returned the same way. Please allow several weeks for this process to take place
Will my child write to me?
The children usually write back about twice per year. For further information please call our office toll free at (877) 991-4634
Guidelines for writing a letter
Simply send your letter to the Cry of India office at PO Box 50855 Indianapolis, IN 46250. with your child's name and ID number clearly identified on the letter. The schools identify the children by their ID number because so many names are the same. Your letter will be translated for your child. Please be mindful of our translators and limit your letter to one or two paragraphs. When writing or sending cards to the children we ask that you do not send any cards that have electronics in them, such as music or talking cards. These types of communications stop our packets of mail from going through because of security and screening purposes.
Can I send gifts or packages?
No. Unfortunately, customs and duty problems make it impossible to send packages, so we request that you not send them.