Writing Letters - Compassion International

Letter-Writing FAQ

A child who understands his or her true value to God has taken the first step in overcoming poverty. And the easiest way for you to help your child take that step is to be involved in his or her life by writing letters.

Writing letters to your sponsored child matters as much as your financial generosity. It's through letter writing that you will build a relationship with your sponsored child. The more regular your correspondence the greater the potential for a strong, close relationship.

Writing letters to a child you've never met can feel like a daunting responsibility. Crossing cultural and generational divides can be difficult, which is why we offer a variety of letter-writing ideas, letter-writing prompts and suggestions for how to write a letter your sponsored child.

Because writing letters is such an important part of your sponsored child's well-being and development, we compiled these frequently asked questions to help you make writing letters to your sponsored child a joyful and rewarding habit.


The most common questions we receive about letter writing are answered here. If your question isn't listed, please let us know and we'll get you an answer.

The Eight Most Common Questions We Get About Writing Letters
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