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Nine Most Common Correspondence Questions
Posted By Shaina Moats On July 10, 2012 @ 3:57 am In Letter Writing | 19 Comments
Questions about correspondence  are among the most common we hear among our support community  and in the contact center. I thought I’d make it easy for you and compile our most frequently asked correspondence questions together in one place.
Attn: Child Correspondence
Colorado Springs, CO 80997
Also, sending items overseas can be very tricky. There is a very high incidence of theft, and we’re not willing to take that chance with items that you have spent money on.
On top of that, shipping items can be quite costly. After paying for the item, shipping it to the country, and paying for customs fees, you would probably spend two to three times more than the worth of the item you shipped.
Instead, we encourage you to send monetary gifts. The child and family can choose what they need from the market and it helps to stimulate the local economy.
We’ve also got some great ideas on our Pinterest board .
Letters are mailed once a week to each country office. After the letters go through customs, the country office receives and distributes them to translators. Once the letters have been translated, they are sorted by child development center and placed in each center’s bin.
How far the child development center staff members are located from the country office will determine how often they are able to pick up the letters – anywhere from weekly to once a month. The next time each center meets they will distribute the letters to the children. Your child’s letter takes a similar process  back to reach you.
So did I miss anything? If you still have a question about correspondence, feel free to share it at: support.compassion.com 
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 Questions about correspondence: http://blog.compassion.com/category/about-letter-writing/
 support community: http://support.compassion.com
 send to each field office: http://blog.compassion.com/can-i-send-this-gift-to-my-sponsored-child/
 Tips for Mailing Small Gifts: http://www.compassion.com/letter-writing/tips-for-mailing-small-gifts.htm
 Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/compassion/letter-writing-ideas/
 your child’s letters to reach you: http://blog.compassion.com/a-sponsors-letter-from-gayle-to-her-child/
 a similar process: http://blog.compassion.com/a-childs-letter-from-maria-to-her-sponsor/
 Why Do My Sponsored Child’s Letters Seem So Impersonal?: http://blog.compassion.com/why-do-my-sponsored-childs-letters-seem-so-impersonal/
 www.compassion.com: http://www.compassion.com/default.htm
 An Inside Look: Correspondence at Compassion: http://blog.compassion.com/compassion-international-colorado-springs-an-inside-look-correspondence-at-compassion/
 A Minute to Write a Letter, Part Two: http://blog.compassion.com/a-minute-to-write-a-letter-part-two/
 Got Questions?: http://blog.compassion.com/got-questions/
 Changes to Our Letter-Writing Process: http://blog.compassion.com/changes-to-our-letter-writing-process/
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