My Joyful Heart

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Frequently Asked Questions

May I write the child I sponsor?

You can write as often as you like. Send letters or cards to the My Joyful Heart office and they will be included with the gift packages. Letters received from the child are forwarded to his/her sponsor. Personal information like phone numbers, addresses and email information is strictly forbidden to protect your privacy as well as the child’s.


How much does sponsorship cost?

Sponsorship is $35 a month per child. All sponsorship dollars support the service and program costs that directly impact My Joyful Heart children.


What does my sponsored child receive?

Click here to see what My Joyful Heart provides to each of the children enrolled in our program.


How do I pay?

Payment is due on the 15th of each month. Statements are mailed or emailed as a reminder. Payment can be made by check, PayPal, bill pay, credit card, debit card or electronic fund transfer. My Joyful Heart is a 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible.


Can I pay more than one month?

Yes. You can pay up to 12 months of sponsorship in a single transaction.


Where are you located?

Our warehouse is located in the M. Cooper Supply building at 8605 Spring Lake Drive, Mokena, IL just north of 191st off of 88th Avenue.


How long will my sponsored child be in the My Joyful Heart program?

We try to keep the children in My Joyful Heart as long as possible. Many of the children in our program live very transient lives and changing schools is a fact of life for them. If the child transfers to another school that My Joyful Heart is in, the child will remain in the program.

Some reasons why a child leaves the program:

  • He/she graduates 8th grade
  • He/she moves out of the area
  • His/her economic condition permanently improves

If this happens we will provide you with another child who would benefit from a personal sponsor. We will notify you of any changes.

If you have further questions, please contact our office at 815-806-1700 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be happy to assist you.