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Hi. I wanted to give my sponsored family something from the catalog, but I wonder if I give them say goats or chickens,will they have a suitable place for them?
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Katy Pitarro

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Sierra, Employee

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Hello Katy! Thank you for your inquiry. I would like to clarify the intent of Compassion's Gift Catalog. 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 families that can benefit from these funds.   
If you would like to send a personal gift to your child's family, you are welcome to give between $25 and $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. :)