When you become a sponsor, you literally save a child from a life of suffering. Donated funds pay for food, health care, education and all other expenses involved in caring for a disabled child.

The full costs to sponsor a disabled child are $4 a day or $1,460 a year for full sponsorship and $1 a day or $365 a year for partial sponsorship.

When you sponsor a disabled child, you will receive a folder containing information and photos of your sponsor child. You also may have the opportunity to speak with the child via the telephone.

All donations are tax deductible and the benefits are priceless. If you would like to sponsor a disabled child, please contact us at 570-406-4533 or via email at

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean when I sponsor a disabled child?
Where does my money go?
Will my name be sold or given to other organizations for solicitation?
May I communicate with my young sponsored child?
Will my donation be tax deductible?
May I send a gift to my child?

What does it mean when I sponsor a disabled child?

It means making a commitment to donate a certain amount of money to for food, support and education for a person in this program. You can do this as an individual or as a group. As a sponsor, you may correspond with a particular person in one of our programs. Each disabled child has different needs so your child will have many of his needs met. You will receive a photo of your child every year and if your child is able to speak, when one of the staff is in Liberia, they may have your child call and speak with you. Please understand that all of this is absolutely new to these children. Most have never seen a white person or have had anyone take an interest in them and most certainly all have never seen a phone. If possible a movie may be taken of your child and we will put this on a disc for you to see his progress.

We have asked that you contribute $1,460.00 a year for full sponsorship and $365 per year for partial sponsorship to help support this child. This may be divided into one payment, 4 payments or according to your personal budget. You may sponsor the child as a single person, as a family, or as a group. These arrangements can all be made up by yourself as long as we are aware of what you are planning to do. If you are only able to make one payment a year towards sponsoring a child, we will make multiple folders out so that your sponsorship may be shared.

Q: Where does my money go?

Your money enables us to care for your sponsored child. Just remember that each child has unique medical and educational needs. Some disabled children will be able to attend school and others are not able to function at this level but all need supervision, food and medicine. Schools charge for registration fees, tuition, uniforms, notebooks, pencils and general supplies.

Q: Will my name be sold or given to other organizations for solicitation?

Absolutely not. No names in the database of JCADF will ever be sold or presented to any other group.

Q: May I communicate with my young sponsored child?

Yes, you may write at anytime to your sponsored child. If they are able to write, you will receive some communication from them during the year. If requested you will receive a picture that the child draws letting you know that they appreciate your love and care.

Please send your letters and money included as it will be processed as a tax exempt donation. Checks may be made out to JCADF and sent to:

Jerry Cebulski African Disability Foundation (JCADF)
47 Harford Avenue
Shavertown, PA 18708

Q: Will my donation be tax deductible?

Yes. The children are covered under the tax exempt status as JCADF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. At the end of the year, tax letters are sent for all donations received by December 31st.

Q: May I send a gift to my child?

We recommend making a donation and telling us that you want us to buy a gift in Liberia. For example, you may want to donate $15 and have school supplies given to the child you sponsor. We encourage gift giving in this way.

Please note that a large gift often costs far more for us to ship then the amount paid for the gift. For example, a $15 toy that you mail to us costing you a total of $20 could then require another $50 or more in postage for us to get it to Liberia.

We advise anyone wishing to send a gift for us to deliver to keep the gift small so that it can be hand delivered by one of our staff when they visit Liberia. We suggest socks, small ball, flip flops, coloring book, crayons, or something very practical - underwear, washcloths. If you have any questions please feel free to call and the more familiar we become with your child we might be able to give you some additional ideas.

Thank you so much for your sponsorship. It means so much to your child and the more they understand about this program, the more grateful they will be to you and your family and friends. May you all be blessed abundantly for your caring and sharing!

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