Does my donation to the Christmas Fund give a gift to my child?

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When I give to the Christmas Gift Program, does my child receive a gift?
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Shaina Moats

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MichaelC

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Where do I donate for my child's Christmas fund? Can I do it online? I saw the one time gift giving "Make a One-Time Gift to:" the Christmas fund, but I wasn't sure if that would go directly to my child or not?

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Christmas giving.
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Brenda Hosey Henrichsen

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I just made a credit card donation of $40.00 for the two children I sponsor - $20 each. My receipt says it is for 2 children. Please make sure that my donation goes to the two children I sponsor and not to two other children. I gave an extra donation to each of my children for Christmas. Thanks for your attention to this matter.

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Allocation of an extra gift.
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Your donation to the Christmas gift fund will be combined with other donations and divided equally among all the children in our program. This ensures that every child receives a gift. During the Christmas season, your child will receive a gift valued at approximately $20, given in your name.
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Stephanie Skillern

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I just paid for a $20 Christmas gift and it was not clear at check out that it was allocated to my sponsor child, Ophelia Acquah. Can you please confirm that it will go to her? Thank you, Stephanie Skillern

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Anna Doeren

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I made a donation for a Christmas gift a few months ago. I was under the impression that this money would be going to my sponsored child. When I look in my giving history, it does not look like the money is going to my child. I would like make sure that my child is provided for at Christmas.

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Christmas Gift Problem.
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Doug Darnielle

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Christmas gift.


I sent a Christmas gift to my sponsored child of $20...I got a letter from her today thanking me for the gift of $13.21? Where did the rest of it go?
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Susan

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Doug, all donations to the Christmas Gift Program are combined and divided equally among all the children in our programs so that no one is left out at Christmas. This means that with
your donation to this fund, we purchase a gift for your child, gifts for children whose
sponsors can't give, and children who aren't yet sponsored. The amount for each
child is decided based on how much has accumulated in the Christmas Fund at the
end of October. In previous years, it has been $13 to $20 per child. Your child
was told the gift is from you and received it at a special Christmas
celebration.
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Gaie Feuerstein

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Christmas gift.

I don't think I gave a Christmas donation yet, and I can't find out how to do it on site. Please assist me to make Christmas donation for my sponsored children.
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Hello Gaie! Thank you so much for your generous heart and desire to bless your kiddos this Christmas season! I am so sorry that you are having a hard time finding the option to do this on the website. I merged your inquiry into this conversation so that you have a better understanding of how the Christmas Program works at Compassion in case you weren't aware :). For your convenience, I have posted instructions below on how to donate:

When you are logged into your My Account on compassion.com, take the following steps:  

1.  Click the link
for "Additional Giving" on the left side of the page

2.  Under “Other
Donations,” select “Christmas Gift Program.”

Because the deadline for Christmas was October 31st, the money you give now will reimburse the fund that was used to give your child a Christmas present. I want to encourage you that Matthew and Harriet will both receive a gift for Christmas from this fund and be told that the gift they receive is from you :). 
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Trisha Greenfield

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Thank you for this information.  I hope it is current still.  I am fairly certain I forgot to give my gift so I can do so now knowing it will reimburse that fund and my child will still receive a gift.
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Hi Trisha! This is still current information. :) Thank you so much for your generosity!