Why does it take so long for my gift to get to my sponsored child?

Updated Thursday 04 June, 2015

Giving a gift is a great way to meet a specific need and even a small gift can make a huge difference in your sponsored child's life.

Generally speaking, we advise that a gift will take up to six or eight weeks to reach your sponsored child. This is a conservative estimate; some centres will process their gifts quicker than this, but we use eight weeks as our standard guideline to avoid creating an expectation we can't meet.

One hundred per cent of what you give is used to make the gift purchase.

The gift process depends largely on the infrastructure in your sponsored child's community. Compassion records and monitors the process to ensure transparency and accountability, and this is a significant reason for our eight-week guideline.

If you have any further questions, please contact us.

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