gifts to take when visiting my child

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Hello all,
I'm visiting compassion child in Haiti next week. She's 17 years old. This will be my first time visiting Haiti, and I was wondering if anyone had practical/fun gift ideas for things that I could bring her?

Thanks much!
Haley 
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Denise Bailey

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For me I would try to take some clothing that I thought would fit her.  There probably isn't time to get her a book in French.  I sponsor in another organization in Haiti and I have mailed a French version of Anne of Green Gables to a girl that I found on  Amazon.  I sent the boy I sponsor in Compassion the French version of Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss that I bought on Amazon.  It was when we used to be able to send books.  I had to remove the hard bound cover but thought it was worth it.  I am sure she would enjoy an inexpensive watch or some inexpensive jewelry.  I would not get something valuable because she could get robbed.  Nice colored pencils and a drawing book would be nice.  She would probably love a pretty journal, too!  Have fun!  How exciting that you get to meet her!!
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Hi Haley! That's great you're going to visit your sponsored child! Maybe you could get her a new Haitian Creole Bible with one of those nice covers to go with it. That would be something from you she could keep for a long time and use every day. I found some on Amazon by searching Haitian Creole Bible. I'm sure she will love whatever you bring her! Have a great trip!
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Denise Bailey

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Haley, It is true you could take a Bible if you can get one, but don't worry if you cannot find a nice one because Compassion does provide a Bible to every child in Compassion.
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Haley Whelan

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Thanks, guys! I'm very excited to meet her. :) 
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Haley Whelan

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled gifts to take when visiting my child.

Hello all,
I'm visiting compassion child in Haiti next week. She's 17 years old. This will be my first time visiting Haiti, and I was wondering if anyone had practical/fun gift ideas for things that I could bring her?

Thanks much!
Haley 
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Thank you everyone! Your ideas were wonderful! Haley, we hope you have an amazing time visiting your kiddo :).

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