Category: Ask Sponsor Services

Ask Sponsor Services
Jul 16 2014

Ask Sponsor Services: We have a new envelope!

Ask Sponsor Services

We recently updated our stationery and you may have seen a new envelope arrive in your mailbox.

If you haven’t seen it, you may want to check your mail. Some of our sponsors don’t recognize this stationery, and haven’t responded to some of the mailings we’ve sent them. In fact, our Sponsor Services team made more than 2,000 calls last month to let our sponsors know about our new envelope.

In case you don’t recognize this new design, keep an eye on your mailbox. You should see it soon!

Ask Sponsor Services
Jan 27 2014

How can I sponsor someone who is in the greatest need of help?

Ask sponsor services

Q. I want to sponsor someone who needs help the most. How do you determine who among the children and elderly on your waiting list has the greatest need for sponsorship?

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Unbound Awareness Trips
Jan 6 2014

Sealing the family bond: One sponsor’s trip to India

Awareness trips

Steve Taylor, Unbound sponsor, meets his sponsored friend Nathasha on an awareness trip to India.

Akansha Roy, Unbound communication center liaison in India, and Steve Taylor, Unbound sponsor, contributed information to this report.

For the past 18 months or so, Steve Taylor of Virginia and his sponsored friend, Nathasha from India, have exchanged countless letters. In a previous blog post, Steve and Nathasha expressed how they feel like family, even though they had never met.

Well, they still feel like family, but they can finally say they have met one another!

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Jan 3 2014

Unbound has always been part of who we are

Unbound
By Scott Wasserman, president and chief executive officer

The start of the new year marked an important milestone in our organization’s history as we began a new chapter as Unbound.

I feel blessed to be part of it.
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Sponsored child in Peru
Oct 14 2013

Are there ways to support Unbound beyond sponsorship?

Unbound sponsored child Nathaniel, who prefers to be called Nati, near her home in Lima, Peru.

Unbound sponsored child Nathaniel, who prefers to be called Nati, near her home in Lima, Peru.

Q. How can I help you in your mission to serve those in poverty, beyond sponsoring a child or elderly person?

A. Although Unbound’s focus is the one-on-one relationship developed through sponsorship, we have many different funds and initiatives that support our work.
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Ask Sponsor Services
Oct 8 2013

Ask Sponsor Services: Does CFCA have Christmas cards for sale?

Ask Sponsor Services

Q. During the holiday season, I send Christmas cards to relatives and friends. Does CFCA have any holiday cards I could purchase?

Read this post to learn more!

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Ask Sponsor Services
Sep 17 2013

When is the best time to send my sponsored friend a Christmas greeting?

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Q: When should I send my sponsored friend a Christmas greeting?

A: Typically, letters sent by regular mail can take six to eight weeks to reach your sponsored friend.

During the holidays, it can take even longer.
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Jul 17 2013

What postage should I use to send a letter to my sponsored friend?

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Q. I would like to mail my sponsored friend a letter. Is there a Forever stamp for international mail?

A. We’re so glad you asked!

In January 2013, the United States Postal Service presented the Global Forever First-Class Mail International Stamp.


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Unbound Awareness Trips
May 21 2013

Can I visit my sponsored child or aging friend?

Visiting CFCA sponsored child, aging friend

Sponsors frequently ask us, “Can I visit my sponsored child or aging friend even if I can’t make it on a CFCA awareness trip?” The answer is a resounding yes! Learn about our individual sponsor visits and how they can help you find the best time to meet your friend.


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Apr 12 2013

How do I make a special donation for my sponsored friend?

Ask Sponsor ServicesQ. I learned through my sponsored friend’s family profile that she sleeps on a straw mat, and I would like to buy her a bed. Is there a way to make an extra contribution for my sponsored friend beyond the $30 monthly sponsorship contribution?

A. CFCA has several funds designed to address special circumstances of sponsored friends and their families. If your friend tells you of a special circumstance through their letters and you want to make a special contribution, contact Sponsor Services for assistance.

CFCA and our field staff will work with your sponsored friend and family to use your contribution effectively. Once your friend’s needs have been addressed, any unused portion of the funds may be used to help another member of your sponsored friend’s family or another person in the CFCA community.

Special needs funds allow you to help address critical needs identified by your sponsored friend or family that go beyond what regular monthly sponsorship can cover. Needs may include medical emergencies, home furnishing items, housing repairs or assistance in times of financial crisis.

Please note that donations for special needs must be handled through Sponsor Services.

For more information, please email mail@cfcausa.org or call Sponsor Services at (800) 875-6564 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time.