Skip to main content

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. You are welcome to write as often as you’d like. Please drop off or mail your letters and cards to My Joyful Heart's ministry center at 9981 W. 190th Street, Suite I, Mokena, IL 60448. We will include your notes in the child’s gift package. Personal information such as phone number, address, and email information is strictly prohibited to protect your privacy as well as the child’s.

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

  3. Payment can be made directly on the website using your credit or debit card. If you prefer, you can pay by check or electronic funds transfer. My Joyful Heart is a 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible.

  4. Children receive clothing, toys, and basic necessities. To see a sample of what we provide, please look at our Gift Events page.

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

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

    Here are some other reasons a child may leave the program:
    • He/she graduates 8th grade
    • He/she moves out of the area
    • His/her economic condition permanently improves

    If any of these happen, we will provide you with another child who would benefit from sponsorship and will notify you of the change.

    If you have other questions, please contact our office at 815.806.1700 or email us at

  7. Our ministry center is located at 9981 W. 190th Street, Suite I, Mokena, IL 60448.

Powered by Firespring