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Write to me - For children in poverty a letter from a sponsor is a source of great joy. Most children see letters as gifts from the hearts of their sponsors. They shout with jubilation, "My sponsor wrote to me!"

Sadly, children who don't receive letters from their sponsors question, "Why doesn't my sponsor write to me?" They may feel forgotten or unloved.

Godwin, in Togo, bursts into tears when he talks about not receiving letters from his sponsor. "I don’t know why my sponsor can’t write to me while other children always receive letters. They are happy every Saturday when it is time to answer letters. Me, I am forgotten.

To help your sponsored child grow into a fulfilled Christian adult, it is important to write to her. Your letters will encourage, empower, inspire and ensure that he doesn't ask, "Why doesn't my sponsor write to me?"

Everybody Loves a Letter
Write a Letter Now!

You can send a letter right now. Use our online letter writing tool to send a personal message to your child. You can choose stationery templates and upload your own photos. It is simple, fast and easy — and it will mean the world to your sponsored child.

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18 Reasons to Write a Letter Now

From thousands of letters over several years, we compiled this list of 18 motivating and encouraging reasons you should write a letter to your sponsored child now.

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80 Letter-Writing Prompts

Our letter-writing prompts are meant to help you write your next letter. The prompts are questions for you to answer about yourself, but many of them can serve as letter-writing ideas and questions you can ask your sponsored child too.

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How to Write a Letter to Your Sponsored Child

Here are some thoughts to keep in mind when you’re thinking about writing a letter to your child. Hopefully, they’ll help you beat procrastination and overcome the hurdles that keep you from sending a letter.

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Letter Writing Ideas and Tips

To help get you started, or to keep you motivated and writing regularly, we offer this page of letter-writing ideas and tips from our staff, other sponsors and even the children themselves. We hope you find the ideas helpful.

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The Power of Words

Words have power. They can destroy and create. Sometimes a single word can change everything. Discover the power of your words.

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Letter-Writing FAQ

Some of the most frequently asked questions we get about our ministry and programs are about writing letters to our children. All of the common letter-writing questions are answered here.

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Tips for Mailing Small Gifts With Your Letters

A great way to brighten your child’s day is to send a special gift with your next letter. Your gift will remind your child how much you care!

From Our Blog

The First Letter Builds a Cornerstone
As soon as a child sponsored, the notification process begins. But the first letters that are exchanged are the cornerstone for building the new relationship.

Cross-Cultural Differences Will Affect Your Letter-Writing Experience
Communicating between cultures is difficult. And this is especially true with written communication. It becomes even more apparent when the written communication is between an adult and a child in different cultures.

30 Adorable Things Kids Say in Their Letters
Here's a collection of some of the most adorable things written by our sponsored children.

Letter-Writing 101
In this infographic we have everything (and by everything, we mean some of the things) you ever wanted to know about letter writing.

Your Sponsored Child's Most Prized Possession
A photographic look at what some children in poverty consider their most prized possessions. And it's not their toys.

Your Child Would Love to Receive Artwork From You
It'll make your day whenever your your child's letter includes artwork he or she created for you. If you return the favor your child will delighted you took the time to do something extra special for her.

The Power of a Letter
Three formerly sponsored children teach a pastor about the power of sponsor letters.

Experience Letter-Writing Day
A sponsor's summer trip to Haiti shows us what happens at a development center during letter-writing day.

A Video and Story About Letter Writing
A letter from you is most likely one of your sponsored child's greatest desires. Your letter is not just a piece of paper. It's love, affection, emotion and inspiration. Your letter is your relationship.

Helping Kids With the Letter-Writing Process
If children in poverty learn to read and write it's often later than children in the U.S., which is one reason some sponsored children may not write their letters themselves.