Mail A Package

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Am I able to mail a package with a gift to my sponsor child? If so, how do I know where to send it and what items are allowed?
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candra

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Hello Candra! I appreciate your desire to send a package to your child. Regrettably, Compassion cannot accept packages for your sponsored child for the following reasons:

1) Everything we send to our country offices is declared at customs as a document. If custom officials find anything in a box of letters that isn't a document, we are assessed a hefty fine and the box will be held for weeks, possibly months.

2) There is a high incidence of theft when sending packages to the developing world, and shipping items overseas can be quite costly.

3) The high volume of child letters Compassion processes every day makes it impossible for us to also process packages.

4) The delivery services in developing countries are rarely as operational as they are in the U.S.

You may, however, enclose small items such as: postcards, greeting cards, bookmarks, pages from coloring books, appropriate family photos or handmade pictures with the letters you write. Please be sure to label all pieces, not to exceed more than six sheets including the letter, with your child’s number and your sponsor number. You can also view a complete list of items that may be sent on our website http://www.compassion.com/letter-writing/tips-for-mailing-small-gifts.htm.