I would like to send my child’s family a Christmas gift.

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Is there a way to do family gifts on holidays like Christmas?
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Troy Herbert

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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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You can send your child's family a gift any time of the year.
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Sierra, Employee

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Hi Troy! Thank you for your desire to bless your child's family with a gift! As Sarah mentioned, you can give a family gift any time throughout the year. :) If you would like your child's family to know that a gift you give is indeed for Christmas, I wold encourage you to give it about two months before Christmas, as well as write your child a letter saying that you're sending a gift for Christmas. That will be such a blessing to them! Please let us know if you have any more questions.
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Jennifer Gerelds

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I can't find any tab that allows me to send Christmas money.
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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I don't know how you do it through the app. On the website, choose additional Giving, find your child and put the donation in the Family Gift section.  There is no separate "Christmas gift" slot.
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Hi Jennifer! A Christmas gift and a family gift are two separate types of gifts. When you give a Birthday, General or Family gift, these gifts are given only to your sponsored child, or their family, to be used for what they need most at that time. Christmas gifts are received and distributed differently than these gift types in that all Christmas donations are combined and then divided evenly among every child in the program. We do this because we want every child to receive a gift and to be included in a special Christmas celebration at their church-based center.

To give a gift, from your main account summary page on your online account, you will want to click on "Additional Giving". To give a family gift, click on "Family Gift" under "Child-related gifts" and choose your amount. To give a Christmas gift, you'll need to choose the Christmas gift fund next to "Make a one-time gift to" under "Other Donations". I apologize for any confusion that was caused in the process of trying to give a gift!