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A great way of keeping up to date with your sponsored child is by writing a letter.
Plan Postbox has made it easier than ever for you to do just that. Just follow these
All fields are mandatory
Supplying your postcode helps us verify your details and ensure
your message goes to your sponsored child.
Sponsor reference no.
Sponsor child reference no.
You'll find this information in your
welcome pack or any letters we've sent to you. If you don't know the details or
have misplaced them, please email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 777 9779
Sponsored child name
Message (Max 100 words)
Image caption (optional)
(Max 80 characters)
Choose a photo from the library
We recommend keeping your letter simple and easy to understand. In many cases, your
letter will need to be translated when it reaches our field offices. Simple and
clear language helps. It also makes it easier for your sponsored child to reply.
Here are some suggestions: describe your typical day or a recent event. Letter writing
offers a great way for you to learn about their culture and for them to learn more
about yours. Whatever you choose to write about, start with a warm greeting. In
many cultures, particularly in Africa, greetings are extremely important and will
get you off on the right foot.
This will show you are interested in your sponsored child and will make it easier
for them to know what to write back. You could ask about their school, their favourite
subjects and games, their family or what they want to be when they grow up.
Please bear cultural differences in mind and make sure you don't ask any questions
that could seem over familiar or too personal. It's best to avoid some subjects,
especially politics and religion.
Including a photograph of yourself is a good idea as it helps your sponsored child
and their family to get an impression of who you are. Again, since cultural attitudes
may differ and some images may offend, we always advise sponsors to err on the side
of caution by avoiding photos that contain people in bathing costumes, cuddling
pets or drinking alcohol.
Your sponsored child will love receiving an uplifting message from you! It's an
opportunity for you to encourage and support them.
If you haven't written before, don't worry - we can help.
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