How soon can I start sending my letters?

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I choose my first sponsor child on Friday. I was just curious about how soon I can start sending letters.
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Betsy Lynette

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KristenH, Champion

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You can start as soon as you have your sponsor number! Once your account is set up online you can send letters through there, or you can mail them to:

Attn: Correspondence Dept.
Compassion International
Colorado Springs, CO 80997
(No street address is needed! Compassion has their own zip code!)

If handwriting letters, make sure to write your child's name, number and your sponsor number at the top of your letter (and any sticker sheets, coloring pages etc)
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Betsy Lynette

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Thank you! When should I be receiving my sponsor number?
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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I actuallly wrote my sponsor child's first letter before I had my sponsor number!  I sponsored her at a compassion Experience in late October 2016 and went home and wrote a paper letter. I very carefully wrote at the top Child name, child number, sponsor name and then wrote "None yet" next to Sponsor Number.  It did take 6 weeks before the scan of that letter showed up online. But I figured, by the time I sent the letter in through the mail, they'd have a sponsor # assigned and could match up the child number to see the sponsor name was the same.  I was just very excited to write!

As I recall it took about 3 weeks to get the email with my sponsor number (And that came right after I had sent an email asking about it because SO MUCH TIME had passed!)  The booklet with her information took even longer to come.

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Sierra, Employee

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Betsy, you should receive your sponsor number in the next few weeks (that's how long it takes for us to receive all of the paperwork from the event you were at, put your information into the system, and set you up with your sponsored child!). You are welcome to do what Sarah did to write her child, or you may wait until you receive your sponsor number. You should receive it via email. :) Thank you so much for your desire to bless your sponsored child through letters!
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Betsy Lynette

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Thank you!