For most children living in poverty, special occasions like birthdays and Christmas are just another day of hardship. Gifts are simply out of the question for many poor families. Sending a personal gift “just because” or for a special occasion will mean so much to your sponsored child.
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Compassion center staff will work with your child and his or her family to determine the best use for the money and purchase the most appropriate items. Whatever your gift provides, you can be sure that it will be received with gratefulness and thanks.
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Small lightweight gifts like pictures, postcards or stickers will be received with such excitement. Before you send your next letter, please review our tip list for adding enclosures to ensure all your special items get to your sponsored child.
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