Monday, September 17, 2012

An Opportunity to Bless Unsponsored Children

While unsponsored children of Compassion International receive the benefits that their child development center provides, what they miss out on is the connection with a person or family that has decided to sponsor them. (And, in truth, many sponsored children also happen to miss out on that bond when their sponsors do not take the effort to send letters to them.)

With Christmas being just three months away, now is the time to start thinking about sending Christmas cards and goodies to our sponsored children. I like to buy a few boxes of Christian themed cards during the post-Christmas sales, so that I have them for the following September.

We also have the opportunity to bless some of the unsponsored children in the Compassion program by sending them Christmas cards! Each and every child in the program will be given a Christmas gift out of the donations collected through the pooled Christmas Fund. Christmas will be even more special with a beautiful Christmas card to display in their home!

If you would like to send some cards out for unsponsored children, here are the details!

  • Cards should be received by Compassion by November 5, 2012 to be mailed to the field before Christmas. Cards received after November 5 may be held until next year.
  • An individual sponsor may send up to 25 cards per package, without attachments (i.e. photos, stickers, etc.). You can decorate the card with stickers, you just cannot send a sheet of stickers with the card.
  • Cards should be mailed to:

Compassion International

Attention: Suzanne Hall

12290 Voyager Parkway

Colorado Springs CO 80921-3668


Because we do not know who will be receiving the cards, I tend to make the message inside encouraging but suitable for all ages and gender.  In the past, we have shared that God has a plan for the child’s life and quoted Jeremiah 29:11. Our messages have been just 5-7 sentences to help with translation.  We like to pray over the package before we send it out as well.

We write the message on the right hand side of the card and leave the left hand side blank for translation.

You do not have to include your sponsor number or an envelope with the cards.

I’m ready to go dig out my boxes of cards from last year and sit down with my girls and get to work!