Can I write to my sponsored child?
Children love receiving letters from their sponsors! It means so much to a child to know there is someone on the other side of the world to encourage and pray for them. So please write!
Your letters will be more treasured and life-affirming than you can possibly imagine.Â
How to send a letter
You can write using the specific letter writing paper we send to you or online through your myCompassion account. Youâ€™ll notice that the letter paper we send you has a barcode on thatâ€™s specific to you and your child. If you choose to use your own letter paper, thatâ€™s fine, but please attach a sheet of the barcoded paper to help us process your letters quickly.
Please send any physical letters to:
Hampshire, GU51 2UT
Things to bear in mind
Letters take a whileÂ to be translated and hand delivered, so please understand if your sponsored child doesnâ€™t respond to your questions straight away.
Writing is a new skill for many of our children so some letters may be more basic than you would expect from a child of a similar age here. Children will often express themselves through drawings and, if they are really little, their project workers will write on their behalf.
Some projects also use letter writing as an opportunity to help children improveÂ their literacy, so the letters may seem a little formal as a result.
What to write
Take time to introduce yourself and your family. Share information about your hobbies, your church, where you live, your country and where you work or go to school. You may not think your life is all that interesting, but children will be fascinated to hear about where you live and what you get up to.
Take time to encourage your sponsored child too. Admire any pictures they draw and praise them for their letters they send. You can also send encouraging Bible verses and ask them if thereâ€™s anything specific you can pray for.
Sign up to our letter writing reminder service - just contact our office through 01932 836490 or by emailing email@example.comÂ to be added. We'll send you useful tips and inspiration to help you write letters that will really encourage your sponsored child.