Great Advice from Sponsors on How to Write if You Never Have

Don’t feel embarrassed if you’ve never written a letter to the child you sponsor! You’re not alone. Here are some simple, no-pressure ways to get started if you’ve never written before — or if it has been a while since you’ve written — from other sponsors just like you.

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What Can I Share in Letters to the Child I Sponsor?

Ideas for writing the child or teen you sponsor are a very popular topic on the Compassion blog, on Pinterest, on Facebook … pretty much everywhere. Here are some great things to try … as well as avoid.

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Who Translates Your Words of Love to the Child You Sponsor?

You and the child you sponsor have grown close through the letters you write. But neither of you speak each other’s language. Ever wondered who translates your words of love to the child you sponsor?

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How Long Does It Take for My Letters to Be Delivered?

Let’s be honest, getting a Compassion letter is such a joy that we all – children in the program included – want our letters to arrive quickly! But what goes into the process of getting letters to and from sponsors and how long does it take? We asked the folks who have the answers!

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Where Do Children Keep Their Favorite Letters From You?

After a sponsor composes those special words. After traveling through cyberspace or snail mail. After translation and delivery to the Compassion center. After getting placed into the eagerly awaiting hands of a student …. Where does that love-in-a-letter actually end up? Rather than tell you, we’ll let some of the students show you where they keep all their written treasures from their sponsors!

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Your Important Letter Questions Answered by Those in the Know!

We’re asking the very people who process, deliver and read your letters the questions you’ve always wanted to know. What are your letter-writing questions?

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My Favorite Thing the Child I Sponsor Wrote Me Was…

A few months ago, we shared with you just how encouraging your letters are to the child you sponsor. This month, we want to flip that. We asked you, on Facebook and Instagram, how the child you’re investing in has encouraged YOU. Here’s what you said!

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3 Helpful Ideas for Your Christmas Letter This Year

It’s Christmastime for the Compassion Letter Club! Don’t face your writer’s block alone. We’ve got you covered with these helpful ideas for what to write to the child or teen you sponsor this year in your Compassion Christmas letter.

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How to Write Your Compassion Letters to Be Age Appropriate

No matter the age of the child you sponsor, we’ve got some ideas for you to make letter-writing just a little easier! Just scroll down to the right age and start writing!

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My Favorite Thing My Sponsor Wrote Me Was…

When asked, “What’s your favorite part of a letter?” the answer is easy for many sponsored youths. Eight children and teens answer this very question in the month’s edition of the Compassion Letter Club!

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You Will Never Know How Much Your Words Matter

If you could cross-stitch something to a pillow and send it to the child or teen you sponsor, what would it say? Words to live by, in a place where you can see them every day.

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Stop Feeling Like a Bad Sponsor for Not Writing

Feeling a twinge of guilt for not writing to the child or teen you sponsor? If you think that makes you a bad sponsor, we want to tell you … you’re not!

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