Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you're a current child sponsor or are wanting to learn more about how to get involved with International Needs, we're here to point you in the right direction. How can we help? If you don't see the answer you are looking for, please give us a call at 0800 4 NEEDS / 0800 4 63337 or email

Current Sponsors

Simple is best! English probably isn't your child's first language, so keep it short, and use neat handwriting (printing is probably the clearest option!).

Pick one or two of these ideas and save the rest for another time:

  • Share your favorite Bible verse
  • Tell them you are praying for them
  • Let them know that they matter to you
  • Encourage them in their schoolwork
  • Share about your family
  • Tell them what school subjects you liked as a child

Click here to write a letter to your child

Contact us and we can set up the amount to come directly off your credit card each month.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to pay from your bank account we can supply you with a direct debit form to send to the bank. Contact our sponsorship department (0800 4 63337) and they will be more than happy to help you get set up with the most convenient option.

A letter or short note is a great way to let your child know that you care. You are welcome to include one or two light, flat items with your note.

Here are some ideas of things to send: sheet of stickers, postcard of your town, family photo, bookmark, coloring sheets

We are not able to accept heavier items such as coloring books, clothing, crayons, pencils, etc. If sponsors send things we can't accept, we donate them to a local charity. Letters and light, flat items may be sent to: PO Box 1165, Tauranga 3144

Click here to write a letter to your child

Sponsorship Basics

We encourage you to sponsor as many children as you are able to sponsor. We are always in need of more sponsors because there are always children waiting for sponsorship. Sponsor a child today.

We understand that your commitment to child sponsorship may change over time. While our hope is that sponsors will make their sponsorship a priority, if you are unable to continue in your sponsorship commitment we ask that you contact us immediately so our team can find another sponsor for your sponsored child. Give us a call at 0800 4 NEEDS / 0800 4 63337 to do this by phone.

Our country directors and their team of staff members are uniquely invested in each International Needs project. They know the needs of the community and are able to identify the children in need of immediate care. These children are added to IN's sponsorship program and our team then works to find people like you who will sponsor them, giving them the support and opportunity they need for a future of hope and purpose.


Give us a call at 0800 4 NEEDS / 0800 4 63337 . We would love to talk with you!

Our mailing address is:
PO Box 1165
Tauranga, 3140

If you are ever in the neighborhood, stop on by. We would love to see you!

Feel free to send us an email here: Contact Us

Yes. Your personal information will be protected while in transit on the internet through a 128-bit SSL encryption. A similar method is used by banks' and other financial institutions' websites to ensure both security and confidentiality of user information.

You can make a donation online by visiting our donate page or through each giving opportunity listed on individual pages. You can give to as many projects and support as many sponsored children as you like. After confirming your donation details you will be taken to a secure page where you can enter your credit card information.

Yes. International Needs issues consolidated tax receipts at the end of the financial year. INHAT projects are eligible for the standard 33% return and the INNZ projects are eligible for 8% return.