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Hi We sent our Sunday Class' Child Mayra ES078700451 a Birthday gift of $50 and a family gift of $200 in May. We received a letter from her on 9/7 and she acknowledged the Birthday gift with a picture and description of what she bought, but there was nothing mentioned about the family gift - it was a little bit of a strange letter because we had just visited her in June and there was no mention of that either...maybe a missing letter??  I just want to make sure she also received this gift. Thank you for your help. 
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David Robinson

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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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David, the children are allowed to combine gift thank you letters if gifts arrive at the same time. That said, the letter label says that this particular letter was intended to be a small gift thank you letter (under $60) which would align with the $50 gift that you had sent. Since this thank you letter arrived relatively early, and she technically has until November (six months) to send the thank you letter for both gifts, my guess is that there is a second thank you letter on its way for you in the coming months.

I have noticed with my own sponsored child that she did not mention my visit in the next letter to me and we had a wonderful visit together! I think that it may be a cultural thing that it is nice to comment on a visit in the next letter and not all children may understand. I know it can be disappointing though to not hear what she thought of the visit or even acknowledge the visit in her next letter.
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Thanks so much for the reply Susan. So if I don't hear anything by November about the family gift I should check back with you?  
And yes, I have had that occur several times after visits too. It just always seems so ..different :) This was our third time visiting her so it was probably no big deal now lol 
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Hi - we have still not had any acknowledgement of the $200 Family Gift we sent in May to our Dear Mayra. You said earlier to check back with you in November so...here I am :-) Thanks for your help. Family gifts are so vital and we want to be sure it was received. Thanks so much!
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David, I sincerely apologize as I probably should have been more specific. We need it to be exactly 6 months before we can inquire. Because these gifts were sent May 24, please check back after November 24. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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Hi again Susan, we have not received anything that indicated that Mayra and her family received our 'family gift' of $200 - we did receive photos of her $50 Birthday gift in a letter that showed the few items she was able to purchase. Can you you please do an inquiry about this? We so hope she did receive it. Thank you so much for checking and for your help in everything.
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Hi David! I am sending that inquiry for you regarding the $200 family gift today!
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David Robinson

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Thank you so much Sarah. We just want to make sure our sweet Mayra and her family received it. Grateful!

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