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I received a letter from Compassion this week that my sponsorship money will no longer be going to my child. This is very disappointing to me. I just sent him extra money for his birthday. Will he get that?
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G Dawn King Lewis

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KristenH, Champion

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Oh no :( I assume this letter was about the project being under suspension? Fortunately compassion requires certain standards for their projects to follow and if they notice mishandling of funds they will temporarily suspend the project and their ability to use our funds until the problems are corrected. I would email Compassion or call them Monday to see what is going to be done about your child's monetary gift. Perhaps they will hold it until the issue(s) are resolved??
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G Dawn King Lewis

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It was about suspension. I am happy they enforce guidelines but I feel like I have lost my child...I mean I can't write to him I am guessing. The little guy will be 6 in a few days and I have been his sponsor for almost a year. I worry about what will happen to him and his family.
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I totally understand being worried and disappointed. I do believe you can continue to write to your child during this time. Praying that the project corrects the issues quickly.
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KristenH, Champion

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Also, not sure if you are a member of the child sponsorship boards, but someone on there may have a child at te same project, or may have gone through the same thing before...perhaps someone there could explain tier experience with a sponsorship during suspension. http://childsponsorship.boards.net
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If you sent a family gift or a birthday gift etc., I am sure they will hold the funds while they are under review and give it to your child when the project issues are resolved.  Now if the issues were not successfully resolved I am sure Compassion would let you transfer the money to another child.  I have a child in that situation right now and I am not worried about the gift unless the issues don't get corrected, then since I sponsor some other children, I will switch the gift to another child.  I am calling Compassion on Monday because I have decided to put a hold on my child whose project is under suspension and not pay the sponsorship fees till the issue is resolve.  I will use the funds for another child I sponsor.  I am praying the issues are resolved because I am very concerned about my child that is going through this right now and do not want to lose her.


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Emily

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Hi G Dawn! I am so sorry if the letter you received caused any confusion and made you think you were no longer sponsoring Rithesh. I want to assure you that you are still this sweet boys sponsor! Compassion is committed to integrity and regrettably, we found that the project your child attends was not following financial policies. We are working with this church to resolve this issue and are monitoring their records very carefully over the next few months to ensure that your support reaches your child when your support resumes. 

I want to encourage you that gifts and letters are still being distributed to the children! So you are welcome to continue writing as normal to Rithesh and 100% of your generous birthday gift will be given to him :). You will receive a thank you letter letting you know how your gift was used. We are hopeful that this issue will be resolved by October but will keep you updated as we hear more information! 

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