Just Curious: Country Question

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Just wondering:
I live in Canada but have a US account for my correspondents. (I love your online letter templates, the US staff is amazing, and I enjoy participating when there are large groups of correspondents available, hence the US account)
I do tell my kids where I live, but I'm just curious what they are originally told.  Do they get told I'm in the USA because of my US account? Or do they know I'm in Canada because of my Canadian address?
It doesn't really matter, they all seem to realise after my first letter, I'm mainly just curious :)
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Teresa Dawn

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Hi Teresa! At the top of all of our stationary, it shows if you're a US sponsor or a CA sponsor because those two letters are at the beginning of your sponsor number. Depending on the project and age of the child, the staff may or may not take the time to explain what your sponsor number means at the top of the letter. I can imagine older children might ask their project staff and be curious but younger children are probably just excited about having a sponsor like you and receiving a letter! :) We have many sponsors living in other countries but sponsoring through the United States office. However, when you mail us a letter, we take it out of the envelope that has your mailing address to protect your information and re package it. This means, the country you live in is not listed. Because of this, our staff would not know that you live in another country until you mention it in your letter. 
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Thanks Emily :) It shows US, so that's likely what they think then.  Almost all my kids are older ones though, so I think they realize after they get my letters :)

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