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Funny Things Kids Say in Letters

We recently asked sponsors to submit funny lines from letters their sponsored children sent. We hope these responses make you smile!

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3 Things Your Sponsored Child Wishes You Knew

Children in Latin America and the Caribbean share what they wish their sponsors knew and how much their words, prayers and gifts mean to them.

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Write a Letter Now!

You can send a letter right now. Use our online letter writing tool to send a personal message to your child. You can choose stationery templates and upload your own photos. It is simple, fast and easy — and it will mean the world to your sponsored child.

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18 Reasons to Write a Letter Now

From thousands of letters over several years, we compiled this list of 18 motivating and encouraging reasons you should write a letter to your sponsored child now.

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80 Letter-Writing Prompts

Our letter-writing prompts are meant to help you write your next letter. The prompts are questions for you to answer about yourself, but many of them can serve as letter-writing ideas and questions you can ask your sponsored child too.

The First Letter Builds a Cornerstone

As soon as a child sponsored, the notification process begins. But the first letters that are exchanged are the cornerstone for building the new relationship.

Cross-Cultural Differences Will Affect Your Letter-Writing Experience

Communicating between cultures is difficult. And this is especially true with written communication. It becomes even more apparent when the written communication is between an adult and a child in different cultures.