|CLEFT CHILDREN OPERATION SPONSORSHIP: FAQs
|This section contains answers to frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions, send us the Contact form or call us on 00800 7070 9000 (freephone number)
|How much does it cost to sponsor an operation for a child with cleft lip and palate?
The sponsorship contribution varies according to the severity of the cleft condition. Depending on the child you have selected, it is
|- EUR 200.- / CHF 300.-
|for the treatment of a simple cleft condition
|- EUR 400.- / CHF 600.-
|for the treatment of a moderately severe cleft condition
|- EUR 800.- / CHF 1'200.-
|for the complex treatment of a severe disability
|How long does the sponsorship last?
Cleft children need years of treatment until they are completely restored. We cannot guarantee a long-term sponsorship, but will inform you whenever we receive information on your sponsored child.
|Can I contact my sponsored child?
This is not envisaged, the sponsorship programme still being in the development stage. However, we are seeking to bring about an improvement.
|Can I take on a second cleft children operation sponsorship?
Of course. Large numbers of cleft children need support.
|I would like to visit a cleft centre in one of the countries affected. Is that possible?
We'd be delighted if you did! Please contact the managing director of Cleft Children International, Erica Schwob, tel. +41 43 222 59 10.
|Are sponsorship contributions tax-deductible?
Cleft-Children International CCI and its sister organizations such as the Deutsche Cleft-Kinder-Hilfe e.V. have recognized charitable status. You can deduct your sponsorship contribution from taxes in accordance with prevailing laws. We will, of course, send you a tax clearance certificate for the tax authorities every year.