Can family and friends make a monetary donation to my sponsored child?

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Instead of my family and friends buying me a gift for Christmas/my birthday, I would like them to donate to one of my sponsored children. Is there a way to do this? And will all of their gift go to my sponsored kiddos?
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Megan

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Debbie Skacel Tovar

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The best way to do this would be for you to collect the money and tell them where it is going, and then do a child or family gift to your children.  If it's over $60, you could always share the picture with those who gave it to you.  No, 100% does not go to the child, Compassion now takes out $10 from each gift.
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Compassion takes 10% of each gift to cover admin fees for processing that gift. (Things like currency exchange and the cost of having a staff member purchase things for the child) but the rest would go to your child, yes.   (Or their family if you designate it as a family gift)
Yes it is possible for them to give it directly by calling Compassion with your ID and child ID, you should give Compassion a heads up first that this is going to happen,but it would be a lot better to have all the money collected first and then you (or a family member( phone it it together so it arrives as one larger gift.  Gifts over $60, as Debbie pointed out, will get a photo, and it's also just easier to process one gift than a whole bunch
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Are you saying if i give $60 they are getting $54ish, and I'm not getting a picture?  So do I have to give $67 in order to get a picture?  When did they start doing this?
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No :) to get a photo give $60.  The child is getting $54, yes, but you'll still get the photo.  They started doing it in June because it cost money to process the gifts and it had been coming out of other funds so it would affect kids that weren't getting gifts.  They decided it was a better way if it came out of the gift instead. 
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You'll still get a picture for sending sixty dollars, but yes there is a 10% fee taken from that money to cover the cost of transferring the money. This was implemented in June.
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Oops looks like we posted at the same time. :)