Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Child Sponsorship?

Child sponsorship is a joint effort to help a child have a chance in life. We are located in the northern region of Thailand where poverty, drugs, and prostitution are rampant. Your sponsorship helps us to res¬cue a child and give them an opportunity to grow up in a safe, constructive environment.

How Much Does It Cost To Sponsor A Child?

The financial commitment is US$40.00 per month. This can be given monthly or annually. There is no contract involved, you may cancel your sponsorship at any time by simply contacting us.

How Much Of My Gift Goes To My Sponsored Child?

100% of your gift is used for the child’s support. We raise the administrative cost through our general budget. Our children’s homes are run with excellence. All of our homes are full care facilities.

Can I Communicate With My Sponsored Child?

We welcome you to write letters to your child. The children love to hear from their sponsors and pictures are especially appreciated. Letters are orally translated to your child. Letters can be sent via email to info@alfthailand.org or posted to Abundant Life Foundation, 191 Moo 1 Tambon Cheung Doi, Amphur Doi Saket, Chiangmai 50228.

Can I Send Gifts?

Yes! You are welcome to send gifts to your spon¬sored child. The postal system in Thailand is rather slow. Packages should be sent to Abundant Life Foundation, 191 Moo 1 Tambon Cheung Doi, Amphur Doi Saket, Chiangmai 50228, Thailand. Another option is to send a donation designated as a Gift to your sponsored child.

Can I Visit My Sponsored Child?

What an excuse for a holiday! Many of the children’s sponsors have come to visit. This is fine with us. Simply let us know your travel plans. You should also check with us first to enquire what compound your sponsored child lives at. We have three compounds, two of which are a 3-4 hour drive from Chiangmai.

Can I Communicate With My Sponsored Child Through Social Media?

Abundant Life Foundation is registered and in excellent standing with the Social Welfare Department of Thailand. Thai law prohibits that sponsors communicate directly with children via social media. This is for the protection of the child.

What Can I Expect To Receive From Abundant Life Foundation?

We will communicate with you via email about what is happening at Abundant Life Foundation. You will also receive an annually updated picture. You will be able to watch your sponsored child grow up and see their progress as they graduate through the school system.

What Happens When My Sponsored Child Finishes Secondary School?

Most of the children that graduate the 12th grade from our program go on to some form of higher education (college, university, technical school, vocational school, etc). During their 12th grade year, our staff counsels the child to get an idea of their future goals. If appropriate, the child will receive a scholarship for higher learning. The sponsor will be notified of the option to continue their sponsorship or not.

We're glad you're here!

Abundant Life Foundation (ALF) is located in Northern Thailand. Our headquarters are on the outskirts of the beautiful city of Chiangmai in a community called Doi Saket. If you are interested in seeing firsthand what ALF is accomplishing, we would be happy to schedule a time to meet with you. We will give you a tour of our facilities and a more in-depth knowledge of our efforts.

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday
9am – 5pm

Location

191 Moo 1
Tambon Cheung Doi
Amphur Doi Saket
Chiangmai 50220, Thailand

Phone: +66 52 080 651, +66 52 080 652
Email: info@alfthailand.org