Group Sponsorship

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If a group of people sponsors a child or an LDP student, can each person in the group have their own account? Or does one person have to be the chose representative? I considering trying to get together a group of people to sponsor an LDP student and am wondering if each individual can sign up for automatic withdrawal and get a giving statement for taxes.
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berry31

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Shaina Moats

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Yes, a group of people are more than welcome to sponsor a child or LDP student. Each sponsor may have their own account and the child can be listed under a group name. We won't be able to setup automatic contributions for separate accounts, but each sponsor may call us or mail a check each month for their part of the support contribution.
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berry31

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Thank you! Since they have their own account, could they possibly give online? Or is it just via check or a phone call?
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Haley, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Operations

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Also, just a side note: our system only has the capablity to place the student on the Group's account, so when each indivudal accessed their individual accounts, they would not see the student's informaiton on their individual accounts. They could certainly make a contribution online, but each time, they would need to add speciali instructions that the contribution is intended for that student (and give the student's number). This will ensure that all receipting and credit is correctly given.
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berry31

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Thanks! I appreciate your response. This response answers all my questions!
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Lizzie, Champion

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I just wanted to say that I sponsor a child with my small group at church. It is a real blessing. I don't have to come up with all the money myself, and I can share the joy of receiving letters, sending letters, and just sponsorship in general with many friends :) I hope that it will work out well for you too!
Lizzie :)

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