Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation Canada

Why You Should Sponsor

We believe that when you give children the tools they need to achieve their potential, the possibilities are endless. The monthly financial support received by each eligible child is life-changing. With a minimum of $100 per month, the basic needs of the child can be looked after and they are brought above the poverty line. Orphaned children, just like any other children, deserve to be given a chance. A chance to grow, a chance to discover, a chance to believe in the limitless possibilities their future can hold.

Did You Know?

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How to become a sponsor with Al-Ayn:

Fill out the sponsorship form below or download the sponsorship form PDF, print it, and fill it out by hand. Once you’ve filled out the form and submitted it, you will receive an email or a call with information about the next steps.

Role of Sponsor

  • Sponsor is committed to sponsoring an orphan for a minimum of 12 months.
  • Sponsor is obliged to pay the agreed amount of sponsorship, and to give notice of 4 months in advance in the case of suspending, to allow the organization to find an alternative sponsor for the orphan.
  • Sponsor is obliged to pay the specified amount of Zakat El-Fitra on behalf of his/her orphans.
  • Sponsor is obliged to keep orphan's information confidential, not to share orphan's image or personal resume, and respect the orphan's privacy and integrity.
  • The sponsor may provide the orphan with financial grants, clothes, and gifts on special occasions and Eids. The sponsor can contribute towards the costs of medical care, house renovation, and other types of support.
  • The sponsor may continue sponsorship after the age of 18 to allow the orphan to pursue university education, if the Foundation deems suitable.
  • To arrange an in-person visit to the orphan in Iraq; please contact the Foundation 2 weeks prior to the visit. The foundation will inform you of the next steps. This is given if the orphan's family's situation permits.


Sponsorship Form PDF

We kindly request a minimum of one year for private sponsorship,
in order for the next sponsor to be matched to a specific orphaned child without delay.

Frequently Asked Questions

Direct contact is not permitted. However, Al-Ayn can facilitate a visit between the sponsor and the child at the child’s local Al-Ayn office, subject to the approval of the orphaned child and their guardian.

We kindly request four months notice, to allow enough time to find an alternative sponsor.

You can come together as a group to sponsor an orphaned child. For example as a student society, football team, study circle, or just as a group of friends. Please appoint a representative amongst yourselves to correspond with us, and then they would need to fill in a sponsorship form as above.

The representative would be responsible for either collecting the amount needed for annual sponsorship ($1200) and passing it on to us, or collecting the monthly amount ($100) on a monthly basis. You will receive details of the orphaned child sponsored once the first payment is received.

Please contact us on if you require further information.

Mothers (or the guardians) of the orphaned children visit their local Al-Ayn (Iraq) branch on a monthly basis in order to collect their financial aid. Collection points are designed to mimic a bank which allows the payments to be received in a professional manner where privacy is respected.

Children are encouraged to play in the play area or pick a toy from the Al-Ayn Toy Shop during this process.

This is especially important to Al-Ayn, as it allows checks to be made on the child, and the mother is able to communicate any issues or requests she may have.

In addition to the monthly allowances, orphaned children benefit from access to medical care, educational support, psychological rehabilitation where needed, and other programmes tailored to their needs.

We kindly request a minimum of one year for private sponsorship, in order to be matched to a specific orphaned child.