Personal Involvement

Sponsor a Child in Kivuruga, Rwanda

Through Our Response’s partnership with World Vision, you are able to sponsor a child in Kivuruga, Rwanda. World Vision pools your sponsorship gifts with those from other donors to fund its community development efforts in Kivuruga, helping your sponsored child, other children in need, and the entire community. In addition to your financial support of $35 a month, you have the opportunity to build a relationship with your child through exchanging letters, sending emails, and giving gifts. For many sponsors, this personal relationship has proven to be the most rewarding element of sponsorship. As of the end of 2012, Our Response had facilitated 542 active child sponsorships in Kivuruga (with most sponsorships originating in East Central Minnesota).

If you are interested in sponsoring a child in Kivuruga as part of Our Response, please contact Steve Fredlund at or 651.587.5435. You will have the opportunity to review several pictures, read the children’s stories, and possibly even find a child with a birthdate on or near a date that is meaningful to you.


Because Our Response has no paid staff, volunteers are essential to the organization’s efforts; indeed, Our Response’s volunteers are simply regular people who love using their talents and interests to love and serve others. Out front and behind-the-scenes volunteer opportunities are available, and Our Response will strive to find an area of involvement that fits your interests.

Make a Cash Donation (One-Time or Ongoing)

All of Our Response’s administrative expenses have been covered by corporate sponsorships and specific individual donations, which means that all cash donations made to Our Response―unless specifically earmarked as a contribution for administrative, marketing, or trip expenses―will be used to fund World Vision’s efforts in Kivuruga.

You can make donations (one-time or ongoing) online at Our Response’s webpage. If you choose to make a donation by cash or check, please mail your donation to Our Response, 31465 Cedar Crest Trail NE, North Branch, MN 55056. Our Response is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, so all donations are tax-deductible.

Donate an Asset

Our Response can accept tax-deductible donations of stocks, bonds, vehicles, and other assets.  Our Response can also be named as a gift recipient in your will or trust. Please contact your tax advisor or attorney regarding the implications of such a gift.

Be Creative

The opportunities for involvement with Our Response are endless, so be creative! Please contact Our Response if you have an idea.