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Bring hope as we face a Christmas like never before

Twelve months ago, no one would have expected the world to change so dramatically. We're facing a Christmas with face masks and restricted access to the people we love. For the children and families in the communities where our church partners operate, this has been an especially difficult year as work and food became harder to access because of the pandemic.

That's why we're inviting you to encourage your sponsored child, alongside children in poverty around the globe, with a present they really need this year. Your generosity will surprise and delight as they open their own personally chosen Christmas gift during a time of unexpected challenges. It's more than new clothes or a delicious food package - it's a reminder that they are known, they are loved, and they matter.

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We'll do everything we can to deliver your message amidst COVID-19 restrictions. But even if your message is delayed, it will still bring much joy to your sponsored child.

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See the difference your donation will make

Be inspired by children and families who've been given a precious opportunity to celebrate Christmas.

"I never used to get excited during Christmas. I never used to prepare myself for it. But my sponsor, Tom, changed that when he told me that Christmas was his favourite day [in his Christmas greeting]. I also started loving it."

13-year-old Fadhili, Tanzania

"I never used to get excited during Christmas. I never used to prepare myself for it. But my sponsor, Tom, changed that when he told me that Christmas was his favourite day [in his Christmas greeting]. I also started loving it."

13-year-old Fadhili, Tanzania

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Be inspired by children and families who've been given a precious opportunity to celebrate Christmas.

"In this pandemic, everything has become harder for us. My husband lost his job during the quarantine, and our only income came from government aid," shares Debora's mum Jaqueline. "It is essential to know the project is there to help us."

"My favourite food is the beans that my mother cooks. Now we have a lot more food at home, thanks to my sponsors," adds 5-year-old Debora.

"In this pandemic, everything has become harder for us. My husband lost his job during the quarantine, and our only income came from government aid," shares Debora's mum Jaqueline. "It is essential to know the project is there to help us."

"My favourite food is the beans that my mother cooks. Now we have a lot more food at home, thanks to my sponsors," adds 5-year-old Debora.

See the difference your donation will make

Be inspired by children and families who've been given a precious opportunity to celebrate Christmas.

"I am so happy to get the blanket this year," shares 12-year-old Whochong from Bangladesh. "Me and my brother can sleep snug when mummy wakes up to make breakfast for us in the early morning."

"I am so happy to get the blanket this year," shares 12-year-old Whochong from Bangladesh. "Me and my brother can sleep snug when mummy wakes up to make breakfast for us in the early morning."

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Your donation will provide every Compassion-supported child with a gift they really need this Christmas. You'll enable their local church to choose something that will bless them during this challenging season such as shoes, clothing or food.
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Your Christmas questions answered

Some of the questions you may have about sending a greeting or giving to our Christmas Appeal.

When you send a Christmas greeting online or through the Compassion UK App, it gets printed in our field office in your sponsored child’s country, then sent on to their project to be hand-delivered.

Some of our field offices operate in extremely challenging environments and don’t have the technology to print on card. “Greeting” is therefore a more accurate description of what your sponsored child receives. Our new Christmas greetings templates have been specially designed to reflect this – what you see on your screen is exactly what your child will receive.

If you’d like your sponsored child to receive a more traditional Christmas card, you can send one to the Compassion offices. We’ll scan and send it digitally so your child receives it promptly, but we’ll also send on the original card. Please do write both your Compassion reference number and your child’s reference number on the card. Thank you for your heart for encouraging your sponsored child this Christmas time!

Christmas celebrations will vary from country to country, and church to church, depending on local social distancing guidelines. If quarantines and social distancing guidelines are in place, children’s presents will be hand-delivered rather than being distributed at a Christmas party at the project. Our project staff will hand select a gift according to each child’s needs. This year, this is likely to be shoes, clothes and in some cases food packages.

 

We’re committed to protecting our church partner staff and the children, families, and communities they serve. Staff and volunteers are closely following the safety guidelines and recommendations of their local governments. They are never asked to carry out any activity that violates local guidelines or that they personally feel carries an unreasonable risk of exposure.

When staff and volunteers can safely visit the homes of children in our programme, practical safety precautions are taken. Measures include hygiene supplies, protective masks, and safety training.

   
Need some extra help? Please don't hesitate to contact our friendly Supporter Experience Team
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