What happens with the money I send as a birthday gift to my child

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I want to know what happens with the money I send to my child as birthday gift does he get the money does he get an present do they know that it is for there birthday
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Stephanie Bollen

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William Blair

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I'm a sponsor too and I can tell you that your sponsor child will get the money.The staff will go to the child's home and see what the immediate needs are and take the child and a parent/guardian to the market to buy what they need.

Here's a list of what my sponsor child in El Salvador bought and wrote to me in a letter.For $30 he bought cereal,toilet paper,cooking oil,bread,milk,cookies,coffee,beans,rice,sauces,sardines,juices,gum,soap,and sugar.If you send $50 or $60 you will get a photo of what your child buys.

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Hi Stephanie! This is such a great question and William was so kind as to give you an idea of how it works! :) 

To go into a little more depth for you, your child will receive 100% of your gift donations if you send a family gift, general child gift, or birthday gift and is told that the gift they receive is from you. These are such a tangible blessing to your child and whenever you send a gift, you can expect to receive a thank you letter about 6 months after your gift is sent. This thank you letter will acknowledge your gift and will tell you how your gift was used. Please also note that your child doesn't just receive cash in hand when you send a gift. We want to be good stewards of your generous gifts. Our staff help your child and their family make a wise decision on how to use your gift. They will decide on the greatest need they have at that time and will go out into the market place and purchase a gift. I hope that this information helps you but please let me know if you have further questions!
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I sent Oscar, my child in El Salvador, a $50 birthday gift. He sent me a wonderful thank you in his letter to me, told me everything he was able to purchase, and I did get a photo of him with all his purchases. He is 9 . . . and it is such a blessing to be able to help him and his family.
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Bridgette Jordan

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I love that you got a photo.
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William Blair

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That's funny.My sponsor child's name is Oscar and he lives in El Salvador.He's 11 now.

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