Upload Past Letters From Children

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Both my wife and I want to write the children and like the online ability to generate a letter. It would be helpful if we could upload and store the letters we receive from the children so they are always available no matter where we are. (I can envision writing while on the train commuting). Then if there was a way to see both letters received and sent in a timeline for each child that would be fantastic.
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Posted 6 years ago

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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi Roger! While we do not currently have this option, we are looking into it! We are working on updating our system. In the next few years, when this new system is implemented, you will be able to have the option of handling all of your child correspondence online. This means that you will be able to both send and receive letters online. 

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Alicia Watt

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How come I cannot view all of my sent letters on compassion.com?.


I want to record all of my online letters to my sponsored child on my computer but I can only view three on the website. Why is that?
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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi Alicia! Regrettably, our website does not currently have the capability of tracking both physical and electronically sent letters. However, this is something that we are looking to do in the future. We have to update our systems first. You should see this feature on our website in the next few years.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Digital Copies of Letters.

A few weeks ago I received a letter from one of my kiddos. On the way home, I stopped by my office (I work as a Children's Pastor) to do some work and to write my child back - we literally have the best pencils and I have always made it a priority to write a handwritten letter after I receive a letter, along with the letters I write online. There is just something about handwritten letters that communicate, "You are important in my life." :)

When I left my office, I forgot the precious letter that my child wrote me on my desk. The very next day it had disappeared (or possibly got placed in the envelope of the letter that I wrote that I deposited at the post office).

That said, I was distraught at the thought of losing one of these coveted letters. As most sponsors I guess, I look forward to these letters and am almost childish in the way I protect them and read them back over when I receive a new letter.

This bring me to the point of this post. I wish that there was some way to keep track on the website of all the letters the children have written to me, incase I accidentally send one back by mistake or another Katrina hits and we lose them.

PS: Thanks for the incredible work you guys do. I love partnering with you guys and advocate sponsorship every chance I get. I also use the letters to explain the process to prospective sponsors. :) God bless!
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Hi Jared! I am so sorry that you lost a letter from your child and I pray that it shows up soon! We understand how precious letters are from these sweet children and we want to make it easier for you to keep track of them. This is a fantastic idea and I want to encourage you that we completely agree and are currently working towards implementing this feature.

Although this is still not an option as our systems have not yet been updated to have this capability; it is something that we are very excited to have in the future! In the meantime, I have a co worker that scans her letters manually each time she receives one so that she has record of it at her home. I know that this is not the most convenient process for our sponsor's right now, but until we have this option available in our ministry, it might be something you want to consider for your own child's letters :). I do pray however, that another storm like Katrina does not hit in the future! 

Also, thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. We are blessed to partner with you and appreciate the love and care that you give to the children you support! God is using you in mighty ways to impact them and speak hope into their lives :). 
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Hi all! 

I just wanted to post an exciting update and let you know that this idea is already being tested and will be implemented next month, April 2016! :) 

Beginning April 11, 2016, all original letters between sponsors and children will be digitally scanned, translated and emailed. Children will receive high quality prints of your letters. You will receive letters by email and, if you choose, a scanned printout by postal mail. Letters to and from your children will always be available for you in your MyAccount. 

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