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I'm almost in tears writing this message. I have been sponsoring my child for 3 years and I am heart-broken to not be financially able to help her any further. Ever since I had my son we've been slowly draining our savings and now find that we are nearly out of funds and have to make some drastic cuts. I've been trying to avoid this but we just cannot afford it anymore. :(
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Tara Roman

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KristenH, Champion

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Tara, I'm not Compassion staff but they'll answer you after the weekend. I'm so sorry you have to cancel your sponsorship. Compassion does offer a few options if you think this will be a short term situation.
For instance they can cover a couple of months for you, or lower your sponsorship rate for a few months . If something like that would help you, please let them know! If not, they'll be able to process your cancellation for you.
Do know that your child will remain in the program if you so have to cancel, and they will still receive all the benefits of the program while compassion searches for a new sponsor for them.
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Shannon Massey, Employee

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Good afternoon Tara, 

I am so very sorry to hear the pain in your message. I truly understand how it feels to know you have to make decisions based on finances, that you would otherwise not make. However, I am hoping we can help you! :)

As Kristen mentioned, we do have a few options for our supporters when they are experiencing financial problems. I would love to offer for Compassion to cover three months of sponsorship for you to allow you a small break from the financial commitment. This means we would completely cover the months of February through April. In addition, we would be happy to place you on a reduced rate of sponsorship for the following three months. This means that for the months of May through July your donation would be reduced to $19 per month. However, if you still feel it is best to cancel your sponsorship, please let us know and we will be happy to fulfill your wish to cancel.  

We look forward to hearing from you! May God be with you as you make this decision.
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Tara Roman

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I appreciate your kind words and offer to help. I feel that it is going to take us a long while to get in a better place financially. Therefore, I need to cancel my sponsorship. Thank you for your help
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Sarah, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Tara, we completely understand. I am so sorry that you are in this financial trouble and may be for a while :(. We have taken care of canceling your sponsorship today.

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