Photos for Gifts

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Is it possible to specify on my account that no photo is necessary for gifts over $60? I love receiving new photos of my kids (and a few send new photos at times!), but I wouldn't want them to feel obligated, especially for family gifts. One of my families sent a photo with lots of personal items, and I wonder how that effects their personal dignity. Thanks! 
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Karen Straube

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Sandy Montoya

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I've actually wondered that too. I love getting extra photos, but only if the family is comfortable with that. I haven't even gotten photos for all the gifts over $100 I've sent, and that's okay. Usually I get a written thank you and details about what was purchased. I just don't want our children and their families to feel worse about being in poverty and having to take a photo to prove to their sponsors what was purchased for them. Sometimes they look so stiff and uncomfortable in the photos it makes me wonder just what you stated Karen. 
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Karen and Sandy, I so appreciate your concern for your sponsored children and their families' dignity.We are grateful for sponsors like you who keep us accountable and mindful to make sure that our children and families are known, loved, and protected as precious children of God. While it is not possible at this time to note for your account only that a photo is not necessary, it may be necessary to change our policies regarding photos so as to protect our beneficiaries' dignity. We are continually thinking of how we can do what we do better and improve upon our model. I will certainly share your feedback and we will look into changes that can be made. 
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Karen Straube

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Thanks, Susan - hopefully that change can be made!

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