Supporters often tell us that the best part of sponsoring children is seeing the real difference they are making in a child's life. And the best place to see this change unfold is My World Vision – your personal window into your sponsored child’s world.
Writing to your sponsored child is also a great way to learn more about them and the difference you are helping to make in their community. Most sponsored children love to receive letters and cards from their sponsors. It can be a great source of encouragement for them to know that someone far away cares about them and their future.
There are three ways to correspond and build a connection with your sponsored child:
1. Send a greeting card or letter supplied by World Vision. To make it easy to keep in touch, at special times during the year, you’ll be given the opportunity to send them a card or letter – including at Christmas and for their birthday.
2. Send an eLetter to your sponsored child from your My World Vision account. It’s a quick
and easy way to write to your sponsored child. Simply type your message, attach photos if you wish, then hit ”Send”.
Your eLetter will be sent to the World Vision office in your sponsored child’s country. It will be printed, translated and passed on to your sponsored child. You can expect your sponsored child’s reply to arrive in your My World Vision account, usually within 1-3 months.
3. Write a letter or card and post it to your sponsored child. Many sponsors send a letter, card or postcard directly to their sponsored child’s country. You can do this any time. If you send a letter in the post, your sponsored child’s reply will usually also arrive in the mail (and may also appear in your online My World Vision account). Please allow 2-5 months for your reply to arrive.
Delivery timeframes can vary due to postal delays or other circumstances beyond our control. If you have any questions about your correspondence, please call us on 13 32 40. You may also find Australia Post’s estimates of international delivery times helpful.
Information and guidelines on writing to your sponsored child can be viewed here. Or, for more ideas about what to write, you can read sponsors’ stories and suggestions about letter writing.