Have you heard about the Compassion Christmas Card drive? They are collecting Christmas cards to pass on to unsponsored children and they need your help!
Here’s how it works: children are often enrolled in a Compassion program before they actually have a sponsor. Every year, the center’s host special Christmas celebrations where each child is given a gift–even the unsponsored kids (Compassion pools the Christmas gift money received from sponsors so that no child is left out). The only thing that they don’t recieve is a Christmas card.
Dayspring has partnered with Compassion to provide cards for unsponsored children in Ecuador. You can design your own online, then it will be hand-delivered during the holiday season. It does cost $2.99 each, but if you don’t have time to bother with shopping or post office visits, it’s a good alternative.
However, as Michelle over at Blogging From the Boonies pointed out, you can get a lot more bang for your buck by buying a package of Dollar Store cheapo cards, bundling them and mailing them to Compassion yourself.
It only took $3, some crayons, and a few minutes to invest in the lives of 16 kiddos. I love the cards I found. Not only did they have a mixture of ethinicities on them, but John 3:16 was printed on the front. I let the kids personalize the message inside, so the notes ranged from “We are praying for you!” and “Jesus loves you!” to “Be a good kid” (a little motherly lecture from The Youngest). 🙂
Join in the Christmas card fun! You have until November 30, but I’m sure sooner would be better. Mail your cards in a bundle to:
Attn: Laverne, Sponsor Correspondence Team
Colorado Springs, CO 80997
P.S. If you are a Compassion sponsor, don’t forget that many people designate the second Friday of every month (TODAY!) to write letters to their children.