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Can I send my sponsored child a birthday gift?

Birthdays are a great opportunity to show your sponsored child that you care for them by sending a card and gift. We don’t want to overwhelm our children and their families, so we suggest sponsors send between £7 and £60 for a birthday gift.

Once they’ve received the money, the project workers will meet with your sponsored child and their family to choose the perfect gift. All gifts are sourced locally, so you’ll be helping to boost the local economy too. You may be surprised to see your gift used to buy clothes, household equipment or even livestock!

The easiest way to send a gift is through your myCompassion account. If you’ve not got an account, it’s quick and easy to register and set one up.

We can also take gifts over the phone or through email instruction. Just get in touch and we’ll make the arrangements for you.

We suggest that birthday gifts are sent three months in advance to ensure they arrive on time. If you’ve given us your email address, we’ll send you a reminder three months before your sponsored child's birthday.

If you’d like to donate money to a specific area of Compassion’s work, please visit Make a Donation.

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