Q. When should I send a Christmas greeting to my sponsored friend?
A. If you would like to send your friend a Christmas greeting, we recommend sending your greeting card early because mail can be slow during the holiday season. It usually takes six to eight weeks for a letter to arrive at the project.
Although Christmas is a time for giving in the U.S., sending a gift to your friend overseas is problematic.
Packages can accrue customs fees in your friendís country, and items can be lost or stolen in the mail. Instead of a package, we encourage you to send a letter or card. Your friend will be thrilled to hear from you.
(You can also send an eLetter once you’re logged in to your online sponsorship account!)
In addition, please consider donating to the CFCA Christmas Fund. Your donation is used by your friendís project to plan culturally appropriate celebrations and provide practical and fun gifts for every child and aging member, so no one is left out. Family members often participate.
Sponsored members know that these celebrations and gifts are made possible by the sponsors. Plus, your donation benefits your friendís community because party supplies and Christmas gifts are purchased from local vendors or CFCA livelihood projects.