Gifts for sponsor children

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Good afternoon- our family members kindly gave us gifts to pass along to our sponsor children. Mainly art supplies and stickers. Ideally we'd like our sponsor children to have these gifts but I realize that we are only able to mail flat items to our children. Is there a way that our gifts can be donated to Compassion for you to pass along to the children in your programs?
Thanks for your help!
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shalee dart

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Garry Sagel

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Hi Shalee. I am another sponsor. Anything Compassion can't send, they donate to groups in Colorado Springs. If you would like Compassion kids to get them, I suggest asking sponsors who are going on visits, if they can take them for you. There is a Compassion Sponsors/Correspondents FB page, as well as FB pages for different countries, such as Compassion Sponsors Colombia, Compassion Sponsors Indonesia, etc.
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Hi Shalee, 
That is such a sweet thought! We appreciate your heart to give and to bless our Compassion kiddos! You are welcome to send stickers along with your letters to your kiddos, as long as you do not exceed the six page limit. However, I would suggest that instead of shipping the other items to Compassion, there are lots of local places that would be so blessed by these gifts. Have you thought about donating them to a children's hospital, a shelter, or something like that? We would be happy to make the donation for you, but they will very likely not be able to be sent to any of our Compassion children, and they will be donated elsewhere anyhow. I am very sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you again for your sweet and giving heart! I wish you luck in finding kiddos to bless with these lovely gifts! 
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Thank you both for the quick replies! We will look into donating the items to local children in need. We love this organization and our sponsor children. Our own children are learning valuable lessons in compassion and mercy through this experience.

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