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Recently I have read posts about kids who have sponsors and get no letters. It breaks my heart. In fact, my 20yr/old girl did not get any letters until I started writing her in Feb. So here is my idea/question- can or does Compassion contact sponsors who don't write their kids? Is there a way to require a letter every two or three months from a sponsor? I think that if Compassion started to require letter writing or a correspondent, people would start to enjoy writing to their child.
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Lizzie, Champion

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Shaina Moats

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Hey Lizzie! Thank you for sharing your idea. While we can't require sponsors to write to their child, we do our best to encourage them to write through education. We also send a postcard to sponsors who have not written in 10 or more months encouraging them to write a short letter.
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Lizzie, Champion

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I don't understand- why can't you require the sponsors to write? I am sure that you are doing all you can. Thank you.
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Shaina Moats

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Technically, we could require sponsors to write, but we're not going to. There are many people who have a heart for children in poverty and want to help, but may not have the ability or time to write to children. Our mission is to release children from poverty in Jesus' name, but we also hope that the sponsor grows from their experience as well- regardless of if they write or not.