Q. Why does my sponsored child send me hand-drawn pictures in letters?
A. Many of our projects hold letter-writing camps, where sponsored children and youth come together to write letters to their sponsors.
All sponsored friends must write a minimum of two letters a year. Young children who cannot yet read or write can color on letters or draw pictures. These drawings are then paired with letters to sponsors, which may be written by a parent, older sibling or staff member.
CFCA scholars also perform community service hours for their scholarships. Many talented young scholars will fulfill their hours by drawing, painting or sketching pictures for sponsored friends to send to their sponsors.
If you receive a drawing with your letter, the important thing to remember is that sponsored friends care for their sponsors and want to send them something special.
For sponsored friends who live in poverty, a drawing may be the only thing they can give back to their sponsors.
Want to see what weíre talking about? Check out these paintings and sketches we received from a CFCA scholar!