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I gave $25 both for my child’s birthday and Christmas. I just received a letter saying he only received $8.63 for his birthday and $22.70 for Christmas. I’m not too concerned about the Christmas money because it’s close enough but he didn’t even receive half of what I gave him for his birthday. That’s a big red flag to me. What’s going on?
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kyle

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Leah, Employee

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Hello Kyle. I appreciate your care and concern for Raul. I completely understand that you want to ensure that the gifts you send to him are given to him. I am going to send an inquiry about this. According to our records, you sent a birthday gift of $25 on, November 2, 2018. The $25 donation that you did on, October 2, 2018, went toward the Christmas fund. At Christmas time, the gifts are not individual gifts. We ask all of our sponsors, if they are able, to give $25 per sponsor child. Some are able to give more, some less and some not at all. We combine all of the money that we raise in to a fund that we use to purchase all of the children in our program a gift. This year through the generosity of our sponsors, we were able to provide each child with a gift of approximately $14 in value. We do this because Christmas is a special time of year and the focus is the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We do not want anyone to be hurt or feel jealous because they didn't receive a gift or another child's gift was more expensive. However, I don't know why he wouldn't have received his Christmas gift at Christmas time. I am not seeing any other gifts, so that is why I am sending the inquiry. It may take up to 45 days to receive a response on an inquiry. I appreciate your patience.  
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Ah I see. Thank you for your prompt response and clearing up my confusion. Blessings!

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