Correspondent Child question

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i Have heard that I can write to a child that I do not sponsor that isn’t getting letters. How would I go about doing that? Financially we cannot sponsor more than our sweet Welinton right now, though I hope to sponsor more in the future. The thought of these kids not getting letters breaks my heart and I would love to send letters to a child to encourage them in their dreams and in their faith journey. Thanks
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Malissa Hudson

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Grace

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Hi Malissa,
You can post your request on here or email compassion. If you are still interested you can choose the gender, age, & country for the child. I am a correspondent to three children, and I love writing to them!
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Malissa Hudson

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I did not realize we could do that and was speaking to a friend about the importance of writing to these children we sponsor and she told me she heard we could write to others that aren’t getting letters. I thought that was awesome!
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Hi Malissa! The correspondent program was set up for sponsors who are able to financially support a child, but for whatever reason are not able to write to them. For that reason, we will link a volunteer correspondent at their request to write the child letters, send cards, photos, pictures, stickers, bookmarks and etc. The correspondent is the person that the child builds a relationship with and comes to know on a personal level. They will still have their financial sponsor in the background. All their letters and updates, will go to the correspondent. To be a correspondent, we just ask that you actively write to the child a minimum of three to four times a year. There are a couple of things to consider when becoming a volunteer correspondent. One, is that if the financial sponsor decides to start writing the child again, they have the right to do so. Second, if the financial sponsor cancels their sponsorship for any reason, we will make the child available for you to sponsor financially, but if you are unable to, then your relationship with them will end at that point. If you would like to become a correspondent, I would be happy to add you to our correspondent wait list. We do currently have a wait list at this time. Some of our correspondents do correspond with multiple children. Correspondent volunteers that do not already have a correspondent child on their account, do have preference. I would also suggest not adding any specific criteria for a child, like gender, country, age and etc. This will allow us to link the next available child for you more quickly. The letters are a very important part of the child's experience. We have done research that shows the children receiving regular correspondence do better in school, stay in the program longer and have a better self worth. Thank you for your interest in the correspondence program and I hope I answered all of your questions. 
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Malissa Hudson

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Yes please put me on the list!  I do not have any preference on which child I get.  I write my child in Bolivia every few days.  I am looking to write at minimum 2ce per month.  Thank you so very much.  Compassion has blessed my life with my beautiful sponsor boy and I am forever grateful that I get to extend the love in my heart to him as well as reminding him of the love that our Lord has that is JUST FOR HIM! 
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Hi Malissa! I have added you to the correspondent wait list. Thank you for your desire to write to children and bring them messages of joy! We are grateful for you. 

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