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A young girl from Togo, in an ornate green dress, reads a letter from her sponsor.

Why do my sponsored child’s letters sound the same?

It can be disappointing if your sponsored child hasn’t responded to your questions or even mentioned the letter you sent. Here’s why this could be happening, plus handy tips to prevent it. Before we get to the tips, it might be helpful to understand the context that letters are written in and the cultural differences […]

date: April 20, 2018
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A boy and his sponsor are smiling together. They are standing together outside in front of the trees. The woman has blonde hair and the little boy is wearing a straw hat.

Do children have more than one sponsor?

Have you ever wondered if your sponsorship really is one-to-one? Christianity Today recently published an article on American perceptions of child sponsorship. Though a recent study by Grey Matter Research showed that 87 per cent of Americans were familiar with child sponsorship, it also showed that many didn’t understand it. Some were skeptical—thinking sponsorship is […]

date: March 14, 2018
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A girl stands at the top of a set of stairs overlooking city. She's holding pink bag full of paper and letters.

Where do you keep your letters?

Children treasure the letters you write to them. They are a foundation of encouragement and hope in their lives. Don’t believe us? Check out where a few sponsored children from around the world keep their letters! In a collage above my bed “For my birthday, my mom put my sponsors’ letters and pictures on the […]

date: February 14, 2018
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7 questions about Christmas at Compassion

Here at Compassion Canada we are busily preparing for Christmas. It is the most exciting time of year for us as we envision what awaits the nearly 2 million Compassion-assisted children. We know how important it is for children and their sponsors to share in Christmas celebrations—even though we live so far apart. With the […]

date: October 19, 2017
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Tips to write a great Christmas card to your Compassion child

One of the most amazing aspects of your sponsorship of a child through Compassion is the way you get to speak courage, hope and love into his or her life. Your messages mean more than you most likely know. Maria, an 11-year-old from Peru, turned to her sponsor’s letters for hope and encouragement when her […]

date: August 24, 2017
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My favourite thing my sponsor has written me…

You want to write your Compassion child, but you’re not sure what to say. Have you ever felt that way? Children are so excited to receive letters from their sponsors, and they treasure your words—no matter how simple. “It takes one word to turn a child’s life around,” says Compassion Ghana director Padmore Baffour Agyapong. […]

date: July 23, 2017
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An Indian girl holds a letter up to show the camera. She smiles and leans against a blue wall

How do you say goodbye to a child you never met?

On my desk, there’s a picture of a family in Togo, a small country in West Africa. In that picture, a man and woman stand in front of a home with their four children gathered around them. But there should be five children. Akouvi is missing from the photo. I began sponsoring her when she […]

date: March 10, 2017
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My sponsor is my friend.

It’s amazing how close a child can become with her sponsor through letters. Receiving letters encourages children, educates them and, above all, makes them feel loved and important. That’s what has happened between 11-year-old Yelissa in the Dominican Republic and her sponsor, Blandina, in Germany. When Yelissa was born, her whole household rejoiced at a […]

date: February 13, 2016
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Letter writing in three easy steps

One of the best ways to impact your Compassion children is to write to them. Letters from sponsors tell children that they matter and that someone cares for them—which is a big deal if you live in an environment that continually tells you to give up. But we know it can be hard to get […]

date: August 7, 2015
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80 ideas for writing your Compassion child

The relationship you build with your Compassion child through letter writing is crucial in helping meet your child’s needs. Your letters can inspire him to study harder at school, to be more confident in his relationships, and to draw closer to God. Over and over, graduates from our Child Sponsorship Program point to your letters and prayers […]

date: August 5, 2015
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