Rescue A Child FAQs
- Are RAC funds pooled?
- When I pay $1500 to rescue a child, could that child potentially leave the program prematurely?
- How many sponsors fund the one rescue?
- How is my $1500 spent?
Yes, as the cost of $1500 is an average cost to rescue a child – sometimes more, sometimes less. Please read the question “How is my $1500 spent” to get a better idea of how funds are used.
Yes, there are times that a child has been rescued that they leave our program before we believe they have fully healed or are fully equipped to be able to support themselves. The majority of our rescue homes are not lock down facilities, meaning the children have the freedom to come and go. Having said that, by far the majority of the children we rescue are with us long enough to heal and be empowered to support themselves.
One amount of $1500 is raised per child rescued, whether this comes from one donor or a group of donors contributing to the fund. However the funds come, we do not raise a second $1500 for the same child.
The primary use of the RAC donation is to fund the actual rescue of a child, which includes things like: travel, accommodation, inside bar costs, phone calls, food/drinks, wages for national staff, etc. In addition to this, we will use the RAC funds for pre-rescue and post-rescue expenses.
For example, pre-rescue costs can include, but are not limited to: the purchase of motor bikes for rescue teams, undercover cameras and phones for rescue teams, other safety and training for rescue teams. Post-rescue costs could include, but are not limited to: Setting the newly rescued child up in a Child Rescue home, for example, purchasing the bed, clothing, toiletries, etc. Also, while we are seeking to attain full sponsorship of rescued children, we will use RAC funds to feed, house, counsel, educate, train, provide medical care, etc. until either full sponsorship is attained or the RAC funds run out.
As mentioned earlier, $1500 is an average cost, sometimes it will only be enough to provide the actual rescue, but other times we are able to provide much more to the children already rescued, which decreases the pressure on our fundraisers to raise the additional funds for these rescue related expenses.