Can i send them presents for christmas and birthday like cars my little guy lieks cars and art and i wanting to send him some

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Can i send actual real presents from me to them.
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Chelsy LeAnn Templin

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KristenH, Champion

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We cannot send physical gifts to our children. You can send a monetary gift with a suggestion on how to use it, but I've found that rarely do they buy toys with money. When I send birthday money usually it's spent on livestock, a mattress, bedding, clothing, food etc.

If you ever have a chance to send a gift with someone going to your child's country (which I've done), you can send a physical gift that way!

Something you can do is send stickers and coloring pages with your letters! My kids (even the older ones) love stickers! I found some pretty cool race car ones on Amazon not too long ago.
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Good Morning Kristen! You are always very helpful with the information you provide. Thank you! 
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Hi Chelsy! Welcome to the Compassion family. I appreciate that you would like to send Muhamad (Fio) a special gift from you. Regrettably, we are not able to process physical gifts items. The reason that we can't send physical items, is because of the cost. It is very expensive to ship items internationally and they have to clear customs. Physical items are taxed and typically the tax we pay for the item, is more than the actual value. Also, if they deny the package because of one of the items enclosed, they will sometimes discard the entire box. So, other sponsors items will not reach their children either. That is why we do the monetary gift options instead.

You can send two child specific gifts a year. The birthday gift and one general gift of $10 to $100 may be sent. You can give your child's family a family gift, there are not any limits of the number of family gifts you can send. However, the minimum for a family gift is $25 and the maximum is $1,000 in a calendar year. For Christmas, we have a Christmas fund for all of the children in our program. You can give whatever you would like to the Christmas fund. 

In addition to letters, you can send your child: greeting cards, post cards, photos, stickers, paper bookmarks and coloring pages. We do ask that everything comes with a letter and that you keep each package contained to six pages. I hope this information helps. You can also check out our letter writing tips at, https://www.compassion.com/letter-writing/letter-writing-ideas.htm

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