How do I describe my occupation?

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I am writing my first letter to my sponsor child (using the template that came with my packet - letter on the back, introduction on the front to list my name, my family, my occupation and put a star on the map where I live). But I'm not quite sure how to explain my occupation. I currently work at Target as a cashier, but may be working in a coffee shop as a barista soon. What would be the best way to say either of those?
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Sarah, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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That's a great question, Chelsea! I have definitely struggled to tell my kiddos what my occupation is sometimes too. I would encourage you to make it as simplified as you can. Maybe say you work at a local store and may start working in a coffee shop soon. Your child should be able to grasp that, even if he or she needs a little help from a tutor. That occupation line isn't very big, but you can always follow up by writing a letter explaining what your job is in more details. I've even drawn cartoons depicting my daily activities at work before, which definitely made it more clear for my kids. 
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The kids I sponsor are very familiar with the concept of selling things in a market and making and selling food, because that is the same sort of work several of their mothers do. I would keep it simple, like "I work in a large store where we sell clothes and toys." Or "I make coffee and and food in a small restaurant."

Some Compassion kids come from countries that grow coffee beans and have their own very specific coffee drinking traditions. If your child is from Uganda, Ethiopia, Honduras, Rwanda, Columbia or one of the other coffee growing countries you could even mention the coffee you brew that comes from their area. (I have a Rwandan coffee that I love.)

I'm sure your child will be thrilled to know he or she was chosen to be sponsored by you and will love hearing from you!
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Still I did not get your information. When will you support me? I am struggling my kids.
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Mawl, please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com for more information on sponsorship.

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