Who writes the first letter?

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Hey! I just started sponsoring a child. I am wondering if I am supposed to write the first letter to her or if I should wait until she writes a letter?
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Garry Sagel

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Elli, there is no rule per se. I always write a new child immediately. Since it takes time for the letter to get to the anyway, I don't waste any time. Have fun sponsoring your girl.
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I agree with Garry, I write a letter right away.
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Denise Bailey

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Hi, I am another sponsor, congratulations on your new sponsor child!  Main thing you need to write is your Sponsor/Donor number.  You also need your child's name and identification number to write to them.  Once you have both of those then you can write a handwritten letter to them. 

Where did you sponsor your child?  If you sponsored online I believe you will receive your sponsor packet within three weeks and I have usually received mine in about 8 to 10 days. If you sponsored at a concert then all of the kids that are sponsored at a venue are sent in to Compassion headquarters in Colorado and have to be manually entered by data entry people so it can take a little longer than three weeks.

Once you have your sponsor donor number you can set up an account on the Compassion web page. There is a link at the top of the page to click on and it is pretty easy.  I prefer to have a user name rather than using my sponsor number.   

If you are on Facebook you might want to join the private group for sponsors called:  Compassion Sponsors and Correspondents Facebook Forum at the email:  socialmedia@compassion.com
I have learned a lot from other sponsors in the group.  Thanks so much for sponsoring a child!  I have been sponsoring with Compassion for 15 years and have really enjoyed it!

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