What to Expect from Your Child’s Letters

Working in the Compassion USA Contact Center, I get the opportunity to help answer the questions of Compassion sponsors over the phone, via email, or online about their sponsored children. And often there are questions about the letters sponsors receive […]

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Letter Writing Inspiration

As Compassion sponsors, we have the opportunity to pour love into the lives of the children we sponsor with encouraging and uplifting words in every letter we mail to them. The words in our letters can make a difference. Here’s some inspiration for your letter writing so you can be an inspiration to them!

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Your Sponsored Child’s Most Prized Possession

Here’s a photographic look at what some children around the world consider their most prized possessions. And it’s not their toys.

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20 Letter-Writing Prompts About Food and Your Local Church

When you need an idea to get your next letter started, you might turn to one of these questions.

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20 Letter-Writing Prompts About Family and Current Events

Explaining about ourselves is a great way to start letters and build relationships. Try answering these questions about yourself and current events.

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What Is Child Sponsorship, Really?

Child sponsorship is about participation. Sponsoring a child is an exciting, humbling, invested experience that really is changing the world — one life at a time. #SponsorChange

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Ideas for Fun Items to Send to Your Sponsored Child

Feeling low on creativity about what larger mail pieces to send? Here are some really cute ideas for things you can send your sponsored child.

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You Can Copy These Sample Letters!

For sponsors who know the importance of letters but aren’t good with words, all the encouragement to write can bring on the guilt. Feel guilty no more – here is a solution for you!

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Why Do My Sponsored Child’s Letters Seem So Impersonal?

Questions about letter writing are the most common ones I hear in the contact center. Many sponsors call or write us because they are frustrated with the quality of the letters they receive from their sponsored children.

A few days ago, I spoke with Judy because she was upset that her sponsored child, Carlos, doesn’t answer the questions she asks in her letters. She was also frustrated because she had just received a letter wishing her a “Merry Christmas” … in June!

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Christmas in October

It’s just the beginning of October, but mail to our sponsored children takes time to arrive, which makes now the time to be thinking about the Christmas letter you send to your child.

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