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Can I send a physical gift to my sponsored child?

Children love receiving gifts from their sponsors, but we've put a few guidelines in place to make sure your gift gets to your child. You can send on flat paper gifts, no larger than A4 in size with your letters. You can send:

  • postcards
  • photographs
  • paper stickers
  • small note books
  • small books
  • maps
  • posters (folded)
  • small calendars
  • drawings or paintings

Unfortunately, due to customs restrictions, we are not able to send on any items that don’t meet these criteria, however small they may be. Regrettably, we are not able to return any items that we can’t send on either.  

Sending financial gifts

A great way to really bless your sponsored child and their family is by sending a financial gift, which they can then use to purchase something they really need. This has the added benefit of putting money into the local economy too. Financial gift options:

  • Individual gifts can be between €8 and €70 per year with an annual maximum of €140. This includes birthday gifts. The project staff will use the money you send to buy a suitable gift for your child. See the difference a gift made to Mwikali from Kenya
  • Family gifts can be between €18 and €700 per year with an annual maximum of €700. Compassion project workers and church leaders will help a family spend a gift in an appropriate way. For example, a family may spend your money on house repairs or livestock.

  • You can give your sponsored child’s Compassion project a gift. The money will be spent by the project director for the benefit of all the children. Project gifts can be between €70 and €1,400 per year.


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