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Aug 22 2014

Can I get mailing labels through email?

Ask Sponsor Services

Q: I’m all out of mailing labels. Can I get them emailed to me?

A: One of the most common requests heard in Sponsor Services is for more mailing labels.

Sponsors may know they can contact Sponsor Services to request more labels, but what many don’t know is that we can email the mailing labels as well.

Sending the mailing labels by email has a number of benefits. Aside from being much faster than regular mail (almost instantaneous), using email helps reduce the amount of paper being used and is a more eco-friendly choice. It’s also more cost-effective, as it saves postage and material costs. You can also save the email and reuse the mailing information whenever you write your sponsored friend.

Contact our Sponsor Services team at (800) 875-6564 or mail@unbound.org to request mailing labels by email.

13 thoughts on “Can I get mailing labels through email?”

  1. I used a label from the previous CFCA. The address is the same for Unbound and my sponsor. Will that be a problem for Unbound?

    1. Dear John,

      Thank you for your recent communication to us and for your generous support! We are thrilled to know your desire to correspond with your sponsored friend, Elva! At this time, we have learned that the Guatemalan mail has come to a halt and the post offices have all been closed due to circumstances within the country. Due to this, incoming mail is not being received. We strongly suggest using our online eLetter feature as eLetters are sent electronically overnight to our local staff and treated as regular letters once received. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and encourage you to contact us in a month or so to check on the status of the mail or to check the news.
      -Kathleen from Sponsor Services

  2. We really enjoy the use of your email letter system to communicate with our sponsored children! We have received a letter or two back from them & one even drew & colored pictures for us. So lovely!

    We have made use of the Family Needs Fund as a way to send additional funds to the children for special days like their birthdays, holidays, etc. It isn’t that we begrudge anyone with the Birthday Fund, but at least initially, we wanted to extend birthday wishes more directly to our sponsored children. Hope this was OK to do… God bless all of the children, elders & their families whose lives are touched by Unbound & also, ALL of the folks involved with the Unbound Ministry. You serve in ways that Pope Francis has asked. God is Good – All the Time! Blessed Holy Week & Happy Easter!

    1. I don’t see a response from Unbound for the message Deacon John & Deb B. sent. I had a similar question and would like to know if it is OK to send additional funds directly to my sponsored child for her birthday as it is coming up next month. I can still send funds for the general birthday fund but would also appreciate being able to send her something special for her and her family. Please let me know if that is OK to do so before I proceed. thank you.

      1. Patricia,
        Thank you for your comment! We suggest using the Family Need Fund to make a donation that is specific to your sponsored friend and her family. To learn more and to set up this fund, contact our Sponsor Services department at mail@unbound.org or 1-800-875-6564.
        – Sponsor Services

    1. Thank you for your comment and for taking the time to send a letter to your sponsored friend! Correspondence from sponsors is more impactful than you can imagine. It can take a few months to receive your first letter from your sponsored friend because it needs to be written, translated, sent to our office in Kansas City and then forwarded on to you. We also give the child time to become acclimated to the Unbound program, so that when they write their letter, they can tell you about the program and themselves. When you do receive your first letter, it will be through the regular mail and will also include another mailing label so you can respond.
      – Sponsor Services

    1. Dear Judy,

      Gifts sent in packages may incur high custom fees or get lost or stolen in the mail. Because of this high cost and risk, our international offices will no longer accept packages. Instead of sending a package, even a small one, try sending a letter instead.

      The gifts of letters and photos are treasured most by your sponsored friend. Children and elders often say getting a letter from their sponsor is their favorite part of sponsorship.

      You can easily send a quick note from our website. Just sign in and you can send your friend an eLetter and even upload a photo without having to set foot inside the post office.

      Thank you,
      Veronica Batton, Writer/Editor

  3. I didn’t receive a confirmation notice that my eLetter was actually sent. How do I know if it actually was accepted by Unbound and will be sent to my Friend.

    Sherrill Urban

    1. Dear Sherrill,

      Thank you for using our eLetter feature and for writing to your sponsored friend. To find out if your eLetter was sent successfully, login to your Sponsorship account and click on the “My sponsorships” link at the top of the page. Next, scroll down to the eLetter template and you will see a link in red to the right that reads “My sent eLetters.” Click on this link and it will show you a list of the eLetters you have sent your friend. Your most recent eLetter should appear on this list. If you have any further questions, feel free to call us at (800) 875-6564.

      Thanks again,

      Christina Panagakos
      Phone Team Manager

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