10 reasons to write your sponsored child

  1. Writing a letter to your sponsored child marks the beginning of a special relationship. It’s like having a pen-pal halfway around the globe, so take advantage, and learn more about your sponsored child, their family and their community.

    A young boy writes letter to his sponsor.

    With the help of friends, a young boy from Laos writes a letter to his sponsor, giving him the chance to practice his writing skills.

  2. We have tips to make it easy! If you don’t know where to start, check out our tips on how to get started and what to write about. Check them out here.
  3. Become a member of MyPlan and make writing letters even more convenient. MyPlan is our easy, online tool to access all things related to your sponsorship. You can write letters online, view updates and photos of your sponsored child and their community – just like that! It’s fun, fast, and it’s all at your fingertips. Sign-up and start writing today.
  4. So, your sponsored child speaks Spanish, Swahili, Thai or Urdu – no problem! All letters will be translated to-and-from English and the language your sponsored child speaks, so you both understand every last word. Plus, all of the country pages on our website give you common phrases in the country’s spoken language to get you further acquainted.
  5. Yes, you can send letters, but did you know you can also send your sponsored child a birthday card? It’s true. Send it through MyPlan or send it in the post – everyone loves getting mail for their birthday. You can also send photographs or postcards from Canada – something special to let your sponsored child know you care.
  6. When you write letters to your sponsored child, you’re giving them the opportunity to learn about another country, another culture, and you’re helping them practice their reading and writing skills.
  7. Have kids at home? Even better. Writing letters to your sponsored child is good for everyone in the family. Get your kids involved and teach them about life in a developing country, and show them how your sponsorship will help make a difference in the life of a child and their family.
  8. When you send a letter, it reaches an entire community! Sponsored children share the news with family and friends, reading your words aloud so everyone can year. It’s a written reminder that someone from hallway around the world truly cares about making a difference in the lives of everyone in the community.
  9. If you write to your sponsored child, they’ll write back to you! There’s nothing better than sending and receiving mail. Whether it’s mailed to your house or sent through your MyPlan account, there’s no better feeling than knowing someone has taken the time to write you. 10 times out of 10, it will brighten your day!
  10. Finally, and most importantly, when you send letters to your sponsored child, you’re making a connection that will last for years.
A little girl reads a letter with her family.

A sponsored child from Tanzania reads the letter she received with the help of her family.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s easy, it’s fun and it will bring joy to you and your sponsored child.

Sign up for MyPlan and get writing today!