Writing letters and sharing photos are wonderful ways to build a strong friendship between you and your sponsored friend!
We so appreciate our sponsors who take the time to get to know their sponsored children and aging friends through correspondence.
To improve your sponsorship experience, we’ve outlined the 3 best (and worst) gifts you can send in the mail.
Best gifts to send
Whether it’s a brief note asking about their family, how they’re doing in school or just saying, “I’m thinking of you,” a letter can mean the world to a child whose mother is sick, to a youth struggling to finish school, or to an elderly person who yearns for companionship. (Writer’s block? See some of our letter-writing tips to get you started.)
No matter how simple, these letters and notes help let your friend know there’s someone far away who cares and wants them to succeed in life.
Note: You can now send eLetters, which are messages sent to your friend through your CFCA online account. (You must be logged in to your online account before sending an eLetter.)
Birthday cards, holiday cards, friendship cards … There’s a reason why cards have endured even in today’s digital age, and that’s because they’re so personal!
Another option, if you and your sponsored friend speak the same language, is to send a recordable greeting card and let your friend meet you through a recorded message.
When you began sponsoring, you were given a photo of your sponsored friend. Just as you enjoy knowing to whom you’re writing, your friend would love to have a photo of you or your family.
Sending a photo allows your friend to get to know you a little better. As you place your friend’s photo on the fridge or elsewhere in your home, know that your friend’s family will have your photo in a special place, too.
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