Christmas gifts give by date

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I thought I have seen the date but I cannot find it. When do gifts for my specific sponsored children need to be given by for them to receive them by Christmas?
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Haley

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Stephen Dressenof

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October 31 st
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Sarah, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Jenny, Sarah is correct. The children all have a special Christmas party to attend during the month of December. They receive their Christmas gifts at the party :).
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Haley

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Will a $20 dollar gift to the individual child and a $50 dollar gift to the family (total of $70) have a picture sent to me with what was bought? Or does each gift to individual and then family have to be $60?
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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The individual gifts have to be over $60. Not the combined total.  (I have chosen in these cases to give the entire gift as a family gift. The child will benefit as well)
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Christina, Employee

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Hi Haley! We very much appreciate your generous heart to bless your kiddo in a tangible way! When you give your child a Christmas gift, this option donates to the Christmas Gift Fund. All Christmas donations are combined and then divided evenly among every child in our program. With this fund, we purchase a meaningful gift specifically for each child and help purchase gifts for children who are not yet sponsored or whose sponsors are not able to give.

We do this because we want every child to receive a gift and to be included in a special Christmas celebration at their church-based center. What matters the most is that your child will know that the gift they receive is from you - making it even more special. Regrettably, you will not receive a picture for this specific type of gift only. However, most children will thank their sponsor in their next letter, but they are not required to. 

Of course, you may also give directly to your child by choosing to give a Child Gift, Birthday Gift, or Family Gift. When your child and their family receive this gift, a Compassion staff member will assist them in purchasing a gift for your child. You can expect to receive a thank you letter from your about six months after the gift is given, letting you know what was purchased. If the gift amount is $60 or more, you will also receive a photo of what was purchased. Regrettably, the individual gift will have to be $60, not the collective amount of multiple gifts given at the same time. Therefore, you would not receive a picture for a $20 child gift and a $50 family gift. If you would like to give a total of $70, you could send a $10 child gift and a $60 family gift, or you could send a $70 family gift :). 

Please let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns! Have a blessed day!
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Haley

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Thank you for the information and the quick response