May I send packages to the U.S. child I sponsor?

Yes.  Sending a gift can be a way of helping your sponsored child at certain times of the year or letting the child know you are thinking of him or her.  Here are some suggested guidelines:

  • Monetary gifts should be sent directly to our Richmond, Virginia office for processing and distribution, since our project coordinators are not able to process checks or cash.  However, already-purchased items should be mailed directly to your sponsored child’s school address.
  • We recommend sending a gift valued between $25 and $50 as most appropriate.
  • If possible, we recommend using a tracking service when shipping a package to the child you sponsor.
  • If you wish to send a package as a Christmas gift, please mail it to your child’s school address no later than mid-November so the coordinator can distribute the gifts before the school closes for winter break.
  • For summer gifts, please mail your packages no later than April 15th, as most schools close by mid-May. This will allow the project coordinators time to sort and deliver all packages.

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