How do I send a physical gift to Juliette?

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I would like to send her a bracelet and a doll but not sure which address to use.
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Jeanette Guidry Brunet

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Adam

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Hi Jeanette! Welcome to this community! :) Thank you so much for your heart to bless your sponsored child with physical gifts of a bracelet and a doll. Regrettably, Compassion is unable to send packages with items such as these to our sponsored kids. :( Compassion sends all mail through customs as documents to avoid the high customs and duty costs associated with packages. In many cases the cost to send packages will exceed the actual cost of the item itself.

We are, however, able to send small gifts made of paper to our kiddos! The only requirements is that the items be made of paper and no larger than 8-1/2" x 11" and 1/4" thick. There are all kinds of great things we can send made of paper! For example, you could make a paper bracelet for your sponsored girl or send her a book of paper dolls. There is a list of several of the gifts that Compassion can or cannot send in this article on Compassion's website that you might be interested in: http://www.compassion.com/letter-writing/tips-for-mailing-small-gifts.htm. Please use the following address when sending letters or small paper gifts to Compassion:

Attn: Child Correspondence Dept.
Compassion International
Colorado Springs, CO 80997-0004

You are also always welcome to send a monetary gift to your sponsored child and request that the funds be used to purchase a bracelet and a doll for her. This is a great idea because it allows the items to be purchased locally which also helps to stimulate your child's local economy. To send a gift to your sponsored child and request that it be used for a bracelet and a doll, just log into your "My Account" and then click on the button for Additional Giving and use the drop down menu for Child Gift to select the amount.



Then, in the checkout section, click the link that says "I have special instructions regarding this donation," and type in the box provided that this gift was intended for a bracelet and doll.



Please know that while Compassion will always share your wishes with the family, the use of the gift is ultimately up to the family. If there is an urgent need at the time your gift is delivered, they may use your gift to meet that particular need they have at that time.
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Jeanette Guidry Brunet

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Thank you so much for all of this information. Now I can move forward and get to know my sweet Juliette!
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Denise Bailey

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Hi Jeanette, I am another sponsor and that is so wonderful you want to send Juliette such a nice gift but we can only send paper type gifts to our Compassion children. Now, that being said we can send paper dolls .

Please consider joining the Compassion Sponsors/Correspondents Facebook Forum. It is a very friendly group and we exchange ideas of things to send our kids and letter topics as well. Some of the members travel to see their Compassion children in the various countries and have been known to take gifts for other sponsors' children. It is a private group so if you would like to join us send an email to socialmedia@compassion.com and request to be added to the group. Hope to see you there.

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