Will I be given advanced notice before my child graduates to give a gift?

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Will I be given advanced notice before my child graduates to give a gift? Also, will we recieve anything special, picture or anything, from the graduation? Our Sergio is set to complete the program early next year. Thank you!
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Melissa Simmons

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Hi Melissa! Yes, you'll have plenty of time to send a gift. We typically send out notices twelve months and six months prior to when a child is anticipated to complete our program. Then once he officially completes, we will notify you and you will have up to three months after that to send a letter and a gift if you would like. While we don't offer photos or certificates to sponsors when a child completes, you will be given some additional information about how Sergio did while he was in the program when he officially completes. Also, you are welcome to schedule a custom visit to attend the completion ceremony. If you would like to attend, please let us know two to three months prior to his anticipated completion date.  
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Hi Denise! While your child is still in the program, and it looks like your child is, you are welcome to send a child or family gift to them. Regrettably, graduation gifts must be made via check or by calling 800-336-7676. Please make checks out to Compassion International. Write "Final Gift" and his number in the memo line.

Compassion International
[No street address necessary]
Colorado Springs, CO 80997 
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Hi Susan! I just wanted to check in about the graduation again. I think it's been two weeks since you said a notification about Juliet's graduation should come within two weeks. My online account still says that she is scheduled to graduate on November 1, now less than 4 months away! I received a beautiful letter from Juliet in the mail today, but still haven't heard anything about her graduating. Just wondering what's going on!
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Hi there! Yes, we sent this letter on June 20. I'm so sorry you haven't received it yet! Please log into your "My Account" and make sure that we have the correct address for you. Your contact information will be under the "Account Settings" as soon as you log in. 
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tbmgvd

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Hmm ... yes, that's the right address. What do you want to bet the letter will be in the mailbox tomorrow? (Please excuse the figure of speech; I don't actually want to bet!)  :)
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I just checked with the mailroom and the new letter will be sent when our monthly letters are sent out on July 10. Again, I sincerely apologize for the delay and hope that you receive it very soon.

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