Ask 7-year-old Jhonny about his sponsor, Leiandro, and the words spill out.
Although he’s only been sponsored for a year and a half, Jhonny and his sponsor have formed a strong friendship.
By Kristen Littrell, CFCA correspondent
Have you ever placed a letter to your sponsored child in the mailbox and wondered how many people and places, cars and planes are required to put that letter in your sponsored child’s waiting hands? Read more to find out!
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.
By Regina Mburu, CFCA communications liaison for Africa
Sorting through the parcels and letters, Lawrence Maina goes through each of them keenly and logs them in the record books.
He smiles as he reads through the lines written by sponsors to their sponsored children.
Lawrence is the driver at CFCA’s project in Nairobi, Kenya, but he also helps open the letters and parcels that come through the project office.
Did you know that every year, we process more than 1 million letters from sponsored friends to their sponsors?
That’s tremendous cause for celebration! Behind every letter is a special story and friendship that we treasure.
Here are three sponsored children in El Salvador who recently received letters from their sponsors. Their smiles say it all.
Norma is 8 years old. She enjoys attending school and playing with her friends. Photos, like the one Norma is holding from her sponsor, are a fun, meaningful and practical way to deepen ties between sponsors and sponsored friends.
Developing a sense of friendship and mutual encouragement is one of the most rewarding aspects of sponsorship through CFCAís Hope for a Family program.
Don’t wait – write a letter to your sponsored friend today!
I am a huge fan of crafts. If it involves fabric, creativity or hot-glue guns, you can almost guarantee I’ll be crafting it at some point down the road.
When we posted 18 small gift ideas to send in your Christmas card, we received so much positive feedback from our sponsors, I thought it would be fun to start a D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) tutorial on small craft items to send to your friend.
So, here it is! Unbound’s first D.I.Y. post: 10 steps to a friendship bracelet.
Ever sit down to write a letter and then notice an hour later you only have one word? Do you ever think, “I’ll send a letter next month,”†and then next month turns into next year?
CFCA is here to help bust these tough myths about letter-writing, and help you cross “write a letter to my sponsored friend” off your to-do list.
Myth 1: It’s too hard.
It can be difficult to start a letter. Trust me, I’ve been there. Sometimes there is too much to say, and sometimes too little.
Some sponsors don’t know where to start when it comes to writing a letter to their sponsored friend. Read more
Around the holiday season, a lot of sponsors call and ask what they can send to their friend for Christmas.
Sending small items that fit in a regular envelope are the best gifts to send to your sponsored friend.
Packages must be no larger than 9 x 12 inches, weigh less than a pound and be under an inch thick. Larger packages result in high customs fees and run the risk of theft.
What can fit in an envelope that small, you ask?
Well, a lot! Here are 18 small but awesome gift ideas for your sponsored friend!