Birthday gift

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How do I tell when my sponsored child Mary receives her birthday gift I put on my acount for her birthday.Mary Wanjiru Wairimu KE092200374. My number is 08251953
Thank you I just want to know that she is getting a gift with the money.
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Laura

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mark bowen

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I hate to be a wet blanket but I've had to get used to this. You're gonna wait 2-6 months and when you finally hear something it won't be all that you hoped. All in all, a bit of a let down.

But I trust the kids are benefiting from the money, though I'm never satisfied with the itemization of the expenditures and my complete inability to have my wishes met with regard to what the birthday money buys for them..
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Mark, I am deeply sorry to hear that you have not been happy with the way gifts are taken care of and the time it takes to receive thank you letters. Regrettably, it does take a considerable amount of time for gift funds to be processed, delivered, and then utilized. When your child is writing their thank you letter, they are required to list the items they purchased, so if future thank you letters do not tell you what was purchased, please let us know so we may help you. Because the needs of our beneficiaries and their families vary across the different countries we work in, not all gift suggestions would be appropriate or accessible for every child and family. Please know that you are welcome to suggest how the funds be used, and the project staff will counsel the family in regards to how they might spend the funds. However, the family ultimately decides how to use the gift. So, if your child has an immediate need that they would prefer to be met, they can use your gift funds to meet that need. I’m so sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but please know that your gifts have indeed blessed your child greatly. 
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Laura, thank you so much for blessing Mary with your generous gift! Our systems show that your gift has been sent to Mary’s child center. When Mary receives your gift, Compassion staff members will counsel her in spending her money wisely and assist her in purchasing a gift. Of course, you may make recommendations on how you would like the money to be used. However, the use of the gift is ultimately up to the child/family, so if they have an immediate need, they may use the gift to help meet that need. Due to the time it takes for funds to be wired, currency transferred, delivered to the project, and utilized by the child, it may take up to 6 months to receive a thank you letter. You can expect to receive a thank you letter from Mary about 4-6 months after the gift is given letting you know what was purchased. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please know that your gift will be cherished by Mary. God bless you for your generosity and for being a blessing to your sweet girl!
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Thank you time does not matter as long as I know that they are getting what they need! Will send birthday and Christmas gifts earlier ao they get them on time.

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