Auto Birthday Giving option

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I'd like the option to select a monetary amount to gift my sponsored child for their birthday, and have the monetary amount be taken out of each monthly payment. For example, if I wanted to gift $60 for the childs birthday there would be an additional $5 charge each month, so that when the time comes, the funds are always available in time for my childs birthday.

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Chris Hernandez

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Sarah, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi Chris! Thank you so much for sharing your idea with us and for being a wonderful blessing to Belen and Kevin for the past four years! I can tell you love both of them very much! Regrettably, our system does not allow us to pull an extra amount out for birthday gifts each month and hold it until sponsors are ready to send the gift to the child. Any amount that is pulled out for gifts is processed and immediately sent to the child. What I would recommend is setting aside a specific amount of cash or setting up an automatic monthly transfer to a special savings account just for your kids' birthday fund (maybe even on the same day your Compassion donations pull out.) We could then pull the donation out from that account in time for each child's birthday. It's not perfect, but it is a solution that I have found helpful with my own children. Thank you again for the idea and please let us know of any other ideas you have!

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