An additional way to give

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I would love to have an on-line store on this website to select items that would be helpful for my sponsor child that would be purchased by someone in that area and delivered safely to the child. This would be above the normal monthly payment. I would love to send him a gift of my choice through this option. Something beyond stickers and coloring pages, etc. The items could be things that the children and their family have listed as a need or want. I would be able to go out and select an item that has been previously listed as a want or a need to send for his Birthday or Christmas or even for no occasion at all. Then, someone in that area would go purchase the item and give it to the child w/ a little card.
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That is a good idea! I wonder if it will be possible....
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Shaina Moats

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Hi! You are actually able to give your child gifts above and beyond the monthly sponsorship. Monetary gifts may be given for a variety of reasons throughout the year. For more information on gifts, please read this: http://blog.compassion.com/give-a-gif...

I certainly understand your desire to choose a gift for your child, but our policy is to let the child and their family choose what is purchased according to their needs. However, you may suggest how the gift be used. Let's say you wanted to buy your child a few chickens. They could sell the eggs and make some extra money. While this is a wonderfully thoughtful idea, you child and their family may not know how to care for chickens, have the money to feed them, or the room to keep them. This is why we let the child and family choose what they need.

I think its a wonderful idea to keep on file a family's needs, but its not possible for us at this time. Keeping each family's needs on file and up to date for over one million families would be quite a task.
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Question regarding monetary gifts ... Would it be possible to change the gift amount dropdown box to something where we could write in the amount we want to send instead? I just sent family gifts to both my sponsor children, and had to go through the checkout process twice because the amount I wanted to send wasn't available in the dropdown to be sent in one transaction.

Just trying to make less work for the staff. Thanks for your time. :)
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Thanks! This idea has actually been posted here: http://support.compassion.com/compass...

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