Write to Your Child Month!

February 19, 2013 by Diana Coombs

What is your favorite greeting? Here’s a chance to say hello to your sponsored child! We invite you to participate in our annual Write to Your Child Month, where we hope to send all 200+ children a message from their sponsors. Be sure to send in your letter by March 18th!

To make it easy, we have included a template for you to download, print and mail to our office. CLICK HERE to download the template.

As a refresher, here are some simple guidelines to follow:

  • Be creative
  • Focus on things in common
  • Be encouraging!
  • Avoid asking what the child may want
  • Do not include your personal contact information

Want to send a gift?

  • Everything must fit inside a FLAT 8 ½ “x 11” envelope
  • Examples: stickers, bookmarks, photos of your family, a thin paperback children’s book
  • Do not exceed 2 pounds

Sending Photos?

  • All persons must be dressed modestly to honor cultural differences
  • Please, no bathing suits or short shorts/skirts; in Kenyan culture, this kind of dress is inappropriate

Mail letters to:


Child Sponsorship Program

PO Box 67

Upland, CA 91785

Prefer email? Send your email to and write your child’s name and ID# in the subject heading.

Thank you!

We reserve the right to review each letter and any enclosed materials for compliance with our guidelines and decline any inappropriate communications.

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