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You get the opportunity to:
  • Put your Catholic faith into action by partnering with a child in need
  • Experience a new friendship from across the globe
  • Create a meaningful connection with the entire family through letters and photos
  • Learn about new customs and cultures around the world
  • Possibly meet your friend on an Unbound Awareness Trip in the future
A child gets the opportunity to:
  • Hear the good news that someone across the world believes in them
  • Attend school and achieve their educational goals – which we believe is the key to a path out of poverty
  • Receive personalized benefits each month that will help the entire family access basic needs, like food, shelter and healthcare
  • See their mom become a leader and learn entrepreneurial skills in her local Unbound mothers group
 


Who we are

Founded in 1981 by lay Catholics acting on the Gospel call to walk in solidarity with the poor, Unbound challenges poverty by working with people of diverse faiths in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

When you sponsor a child or elder through Unbound, you partner with a family living in poverty and invest in personalized benefits that help them work toward self-sufficiency and fulfilling their desired potential.

Best of all, 92.6% of the money we spend goes to the people you sponsor and the programs that serve them. That’s one of the highest percentages in the industry.

 
On their awareness trip to Costa Rica to meet their sponsored children, Mike and Mimi Murray saw a glimpse into the realities of poverty. But it was also an eye-opening immersion into a world of gratitude and hospitality, and a life-changing communion with the Christ who dwells within and among the poor of the world.
On their awareness trip to Costa Rica to meet their sponsored children, Mike and Mimi Murray saw a glimpse into the realities of poverty. But it was also an eye-opening immersion into a world of gratitude and hospitality, and a life-changing communion with the Christ who dwells within and among the poor of the world.
Unbound inspires both sponsors and their sponsored friends to make a difference in each other’s lives … I became more active in Unbound with the letter writing, because I saw it was a profession of faith in a different way than just going to Mass on Sunday.
Mimi Murray, Unbound sponsor, California

Archbishop Naumann endorses child sponsorship through Unbound.

Archbishop
Joseph F. Naumann

Read Archbishop Naumann's
endorsement letter.

From the beginning, Unbound’s sponsorship program has been grounded in the principles of Catholic social teaching, in particular the essential dignity of every human person and the preferential option for the poor and vulnerable.

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