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One of my girls in Thailand enjoys camp, and I would like to send a gift for her to attend sports camp. However, the cost of sports camp is $100, and I have already donated $120 to her this year. With the $200 limit, this doesn't leave enough left over for camp. I also want to give her a Christmas gift later in the year, which I wouldn't be able to do donating $80 towards camp. Do you have any suggestions?
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Briana

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Shannon Massey, Employee

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Hi Briana,
This is such a sweet and generous thought! I would suggest that you send her money for camp through a gift to the family. You are welcome to give up to $1,000 a year to the family, where as you are only able to give the $200 per year as direct child gifts. Furthermore, just so you know, you are welcome to give any amount at Christmas. These work a bit differently... Christmas fund contributions are generally given in October of each year. All Christmas donations are combined and then divided evenly among every child in our program. We typically suggest that sponsors give an amount of $25 per child, if they are able. With this fund, we purchase a meaningful gift specifically for each child and help purchase gifts for children who are not yet sponsored or whose sponsors are not able to give. We do this because we want every child to receive a gift and to be included in a special Christmas celebration at their church-based center. So these gifts at Christmas time do not go against the amount you are able to give your child and their family  throughout the year. One thing I do want to mention is that you may include a small note along with your donation to indicate that you would like it to be used toward camp fees, but because the needs of these family change so often, there is always a small possibility that they may need to use your donation for something else, and we do give our families the ability to decide what they feel is the most wise use for any funds they receive. 
If you need any help processing your gift, please let us know! :) 
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Thank you!
I sent the donation as a family gift. If there is a more urgent need in the family, I understand. Speaking of family gifts, may I ask an off topic question?
I requested my unused India funds be distributed evenly for each of my kids' families, and I'm just wondering what the estimated process time for this is.
It's so good to know we can donate any amount for Christmas and that every child gets to participate! :) I plan to update my annual Christmas donations this year, since I have more sponsor children than I did last year.
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Good morning Briana, 

We are so thankful for your giving heart and passion to give to these kiddos! :) 

Also, we want to thank you for being so understanding and while we wait for your India funds to be transferred. Because we had about 145,000 children all leaving our program at once, we have seen these transfers take quite a bit of time, even sometimes up to eight weeks. I am so sorry for that wait time, but I can assure you our processing department will process these requests as quickly as possible!

Have a lovey day!  

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