Does anyone know if we can send colored pencils to our sponsor child?

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rachel jones

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KristenH, Champion

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We can only send paper gifts, so unfortunately not.
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Beth Fulgham

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No
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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You can't send a monetary gift so the child can buy colored pencils on their end
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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That should have been "Can send"  Sorry!
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Christina, Employee

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Hi Rachel! Thank you so much for your heart for this ministry and for the love you have for your child! We appreciate your desire to bless your kiddo in a very tangible way. Regrettably, as previously answered, we are not able to send colored pencils to your child. This is for a couple of reasons.Everything we send to our country offices is declared at a customs as a document. If custom officials find anything in a box of letters that isn't a document, we are assessed a hefty fine and the box will be held for weeks,possibly months. Sadly, there is also a high incidence of theft when sending packages and non-paper items to the developing world, and shipping items overseas can be quite costly. Instead we encourage you to send a monetary gift. The child and family, with the assistance of church staff, will purchase what they need most. This also benefits the local economy of your sponsored child by supporting local businesses.

There are other fun ways to bless your kiddo too! Along with a personal letter, you can send: stickers, bookmarks, musical greeting cards, and pop-up cards. These items will be physically delivered to your child. Please keep in mind that items sent without a personal letter will not be delivered to your sponsored child. You can also send: letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards, coloring pages and paper crafts. However, your child will not receive the original items. The items will be scanned and sent electronically. The total number of items(including stationery and the letter to your child) should not be more than six sheets, and each flat paper gift item should not be larger than 8.5” x 11”. If you have any further questions about our letter writing guidelines, more information is available here. Thank you so much for blessing your sweet child with your love and support! Have a blessed day!
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