Friday, 15 March 2013

Compassion's Correspondence Program

It didn't take long for me to fall in love with the Compassion organization after sponsoring beautiful 14 year old Adriana in Ecuador as a gift for my beautiful 14 year old Kaitlin.

Kaitlin in the snow

Adriana in balmy Ecuador

When I found out about the correspondence program, I quickly asked to be a part of it.

The correspondence program is for cases where an individual or a business will financially sponsor a child but is not able to commit to regularly writing to their child.  Correspondent sponsors step in and commit to writing to the child a minimum of 3 times per year.  Although no financial commitment is required, a correspondent sponsor may want to give birthday, family or Christmas gifts to their assigned child.

This is in my opinion, a win-win situation for everyone involved.  More children in the program can have their physical needs met through the financial sponsorship and as an added bonus, a relationship can be developed with the correspondent sponsor.

Terri from Compassion Canada assigned 2 children from Haiti for us to correspond with.  Dayana is 11 years old and Edwin is 4 years old.  This was the perfect match for our family of 2 girls and 1 boy.