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These smiles say it all – your messages to sponsored children were a huge hit!

Guest blogger

Sometimes words just can’t express how much your child sponsorship means to children, families and entire communities around the world. Sometimes it simply takes a photo to show how much your support and words of encouragement can brighten up a child’s day.

This year, thousands of child sponsors just like you sent messages of hope and inspiration to children through back-to-school maps and cards. And recently, we had the chance to capture the magical moment when children in Zimbabwe received your messages.

Now, we want to share the joy and excitement of this experience with you!

“I was very happy to learn they are from our sponsors!” shared one recipient.

Teacher smiling while students hold up maps sent by donors

Teachers, like Ms. Nyarirangwe (pictured here) were also touched by the gesture. “I treasure the day,” she reflects. “The children really enjoyed it.”


“Our teacher uses the maps to teach us about the world,” explains one of the girls, who was interested to find out where Zimbabwe and Canada are located.

2 girls holding up maps

Shyleen, 7 (at left) and Precious, 6 (at right) were thrilled by their new maps!


“Young children learn through play so these materials go a long way in helping our children learn,” adds Ms. Mwonzora, another local teacher.


“I feel very happy to hear from my sponsors,” expressed one sponsored boy. “I like making drawings for them.”

boy holds up map

6-year-old Panashe felt great pride in knowing someone countries away cares.


All were left with feelings of hope and gratitude, proving that your kind words and thoughtful actions, can open up a whole new world of connection and possibility.

It also inspired them to ask us to share a special message back: THANK YOU!

“Greetings back to all the sponsors in Canada!” says one happy recipient. “I hope to thank them for all the good they are doing.”

3 children smile as they look at holiday greeting card

Your greeting cards brought joy and smiles to all who shared them.

words can make a difference

When you send postcards, letters and messages, you learn more about your sponsored child and see firsthand the impact you’re making in their life and their community. Best of all, you develop a deep bond and friendship that can last a lifetime!

Writing to your sponsored child is easy. Just send us your letter by email to Plan International Canada at letters@plancanada.ca or by post to:

Plan International Canada

245 Eglinton Ave East, Suite 300

Toronto, Ontario

M4P 0B3

Please remember to include your Donor ID and Sponsored Child Number on the letter.

With MyPlan, you can write to your sponsored child using our online letter tool, or even send personal e-cards.

Write to your sponsored child today!