We encourage all Sponsors to write to their sponsored child. The children are always happy to hear from their sponsor and cherish every letter, photo, or item they receive from you!
Before writing your first letter, please read our guidelines.
Please note there are 3 ways to send a letter to your sponsored child:
1. Postal Mail
How to Address your Envelope
Front of Envelope
Write the mailing address of your sponsored child’s country office on the front of the envelope.
Back of Envelope
Write your name and address, along with your child’s first name and Child ID number on the back of the envelope.
Top of Letter
Sometimes letters get separated from envelopes, so on your letter or note inside the package be sure to include:
- Your child’s name
- Your child’s ID number
- Your full name
You can write to your sponsored child by email at email@example.com. You may include attachments in the email (including scan your letter as an attachment). You may also share in your email a Youtube video message to your sponsored child. Please be sure to include at the top of the letter:
- Your name
- Child's ID number
- Child's Name
- Child's Country and Sport
3. Online Correspondence Portal
To send a letter to your sponsored child through the online portal:
1) From the Child Sponsorship Portal, login to your account.
2) Click the "My Account" button at the upper-right.
3) You can click "View Correspondence" to see all electronically submitted letters to/from your sponsored child. To send a message, click "Send Message." If you scanned your letter or wish to include an attachment, click "Upload File." (You may also share in your message a Youtube video message to your sponsored child.)
NOTE: All letters from your child are scanned and sent to you digitally. This allows you to receive a prompt reply without waiting months for a letter to route in the mail. We know some of you wish to save your child's correspondences. If you wish to receive the original letter, just reply to the message asking for the letter to be sent to you by postal mail. Please note that your child is allowed to send a Youtube message to you as well!