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I mailed a package of letters last week and one this week in flat rate envelopes to:
Attn: Child Correspondence
Compassion International
Colorado Springs, CO 80997

It says they both delivered to an 80962 zip code. Did my packages make it to the right place?
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Marissa

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Hi Marissa! I apologize for the confusion. There are quite a few zip codes in Colorado Springs which probably only adds to the confusion! Let me try to explain. We have our own zip code which is 80997. However, we also have a P.O. Box at the post office just down the street which has a 80962 zip code. Our physical address is 80921. Because we receive so much mail, the post office here is very familiar with us. We also drive a truck down to the post office to pick up mail daily. That's likely why the 80962 zip code showed up. :)
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Oh, that makes sense! Okay, thank you.
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This is about a question I encountered yesterday too. I've been sending mostly online letters. As a result I had gained a collection of the pre-printed envelopes from Compassion. When I reached into the pile to mail a paper letter yesterday, I happened to notice the two envelopes I was holding have different addresses, then checked further and found a third. One of them is designated for LDP correspondence, so that makes sense. What about the other two? Does all the mail end up in the same place at Compassion HQ anyway, or does it matter to use particular addresses for particular purposes? Also, is it inconvenient or problematic to mail different stuff together (e.g., child sponsorship letters with correspondent child letters with LDP letters), or is that just assumed in the sorting process?
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Hi Debi! You can send all correspondence to the address: 

Compassion International
Attn: Correspondence
Colorado Springs, CO 80997

It's fine if you send letters to your LDP students with your normal child letters just be sure to write their reference numbers on all items you send so that we know which children to send the letters to. 

The other two addresses you received mail from would have just been sent from different departments within our office. The only time you ever need to worry about sending mail to a different address is if you're wanting to send your donations through bill pay in which we can give you the address with the 80962 zip code attached. All three zip codes however, come to our office in Colorado Springs and if you accidentally send your mail to a zip code other than 80997, when it's sorted, we will still get it to the right department. If for example, you mail a letter with the zip code 80962, it will still reach our office and will ensure it's taken down to our correspondence department to be mailed to your child :). 
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What is the best (full) address to use if posting letters from the UK?
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Ceri, you can use the address I posted above for Debi :). That is the full address you need as the zip code (80997) will ensure it's delivered to our correspondence department. Be sure to write your sponsor number and child reference number on anything you send so that we can ensure it's delivered to your child. 

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