Advice From the Woman Who Writes to 52 Children in Poverty

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Every month, Jenith sits down to write letters to 52 children. It’s not because she has a lot of free time on her hands — she’s a single mother with a full-time job. She does it because she knows her words can give hope to children living in seemingly hopeless circumstances. Here are her secrets to writing better letters, becoming a correspondent, or getting a correspondent if you need one.

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A Letter-Writing Plan for the New Year

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The timeline for when you should write the child you sponsor about upcoming holidays and different topics can be confusing. That’s why we decided we’d start the year off with a handy letter-writing plan to help you understand how to time your letters.

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3 Helpful Ideas for Your Christmas Letter This Year

3 Helpful Christmas Letter Ideas for 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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6 Ways to Write Your Child As If You’ve Met Them

You may never have the chance to visit your sponsored child, but you can learn from those who have visited tips on how to write great letters!

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3 Children Share Their Top Letter-Writing Tips

We know letter writing can be a challenge for all of us. So we went right to the source and asked children what letter-writing tips they would give their sponsors!

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How to Write Your Compassion Letters to Be Age Appropriate

How to Write Your Sponsored Child No Matter Their Age

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 to the right age and start writing!

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How to Teach Your Kids About the World With a Pen Pal

Do your kids have a special term for the child your family sponsors? Some kids use “sponsored friend,” “long-distance sister” or “brother in Uganda.” But what about “international pen pal”? Thinking of the child you sponsor as a pen pal could inspire your kids to write more letters. And that gives you a positive response whenever they say they’re bored this summer: “Why don’t we write to our pen pal?” Learn how you can use writing letters to your very own international pen pal to teach your children, while brightening the day — and life — of the child you sponsor.

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40 questions to ask in your letters for every season of the year

40 Questions to Ask in Your Letters for Every Season of the Year

Do you sometimes find yourself in a letter-writing rut? Need some inspiration for writing letters to the child you sponsor? Look no farther than your calendar! Here’s a list of questions to ask your sponsored child based on seasons and holidays.

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5 Ways to Be a More Consistent Letter Writer This Year

5 Ways to Be a More Consistent Letter Writer This Year

It’s a new year, and you have bright plans to write the child you sponsor more. Want to know some easy ways to help this important habit last all year?

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Your Best Letter-Writing Questions and Answers of the Year

Your Best Letter-writing Questions and Answers of the Year

This year, we asked your most burning letter-writing questions to those in the know! Here are your best questions and answers of the year.

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How Often Should You Write the Child You Sponsor?

How Often Should You Write to the Child You Sponsor?

You just wrote your first letter to the child your sponsor. Now what? When can you send your next letter and how often should you write to him or her?

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Joy to the World: the Anthem YOU can Share

Joy to the World: The Anthem YOU Can Share

Christmas is near — giving us peace, cheer and bringing much joy to the world. But its greatest gift is something special that we just have to share!

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