Can we gift something from the catalog to our sponsored child's family?

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We would like to give an income producing gift to our sponsored child's family.
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Dana Seiler

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Hi Dana! When donations are received through our Gift Catalog, the funds are collected and distributed to help specific families who can benefit from an item included in the catalog. Because the needs of our beneficiaries and their families vary across the different countries we work in, not all gift catalog items would be appropriate or accessible for every child and family. In other words, a goat would not benefit a family living in the intercity; however, a water filter could be very beneficial. Compassion works with our Country Offices to identify family's that can benefit from these funds.

If you would like to send a personal gift to your child's family, you may send a donation between $25 and up to $1000 per calendar year. We ask that you designate these gifts as a "Family Gift." Sponsors 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.