Facility Update: Due to the forecasted inclement weather, the Y will have a delayed opening of 11am on Tuesday, 2/28.

Facing the Future Partnership

FAFU Child Sponsorship Program

All 4th grade children at FAFU have been sponsored for the 2023 school year. Thank you to all of our 2023 sponsors for helping us reach our goal to have all 38 children sponsored!

The New Canaan YMCA’s FAFU Child Sponsorship Program provides individuals and families with the opportunity to make a lifesaving and life-changing difference in the life of a child at FAFU. The program is designed to sponsor students in fourth grade, where returning and new sponsors are paired with a new fourth grader each year, enabling every child at FAFU the opportunity to experience a sponsorship.

Each new school year, returning and new sponsors are paired with a new 4th grader. Each sponsor becomes someone special to a child in need across the globe by committing to a one-year sponsorship at $360 per child. For less than a dollar a day, each sponsor’s support provides a FAFU student with:

  • One year of education and school supplies
  • Two meals per day
  • School uniform
  • Medical supplies and routine check-ups

As a sponsor, you will be offered opportunities to engage with your sponsored child through letter writing and video calls during the school year. Although we encourage sponsors to participate in the engagement piece of the sponsorship program, it is entirely voluntary. We understand that schedules may not permit this time commitment and value the positive impact their financial support has on the lives of these vulnerable children.

For more information, contact Diana Riolo at 203-920-1653.