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We will regularly post questions asked by CFCA sponsors and our answers on this page. We invite your questions and comments on these topics. If you have a question not covered by these posts, please feel free to contact Sponsor Services directly. Thank you!
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Send an online photo to your sponsored child, aging friend
By Shanxi Omoniyi, CFCA online content manager We keep hearing wonderful stories from those of you who have logged into your online sponsorship account and used our eLetter feature to send an online letter to your sponsored friend. One of the most frequently asked questions we have received since launching the eLetters in 2011 is “When can we send a …
5 myths about letter-writing busted!
By Veronica Batton, CFCA writer/editor Ever sit down to write a letter and then notice an hour later you only have one word? Do you ever think, “I’ll send a letter next month,”†and then next month turns into next year? CFCA is here to help bust these tough myths about letter-writing, and help you cross “write a letter to my …
7 ways you can help CFCA cut costs
We assign the highest reasonable amount of available resources to the direct benefits of sponsored friends, which is why more than 93 percent of our expenses go toward program support. Here are some ways sponsors and supporters can help us keep our overhead low: 1) Use our Automatic Payment Plan. Sponsorship contributions made through CFCA’s Automatic Payment Plan are safe, …
18 small gift ideas to send in your Christmas card
By Veronica Batton, CFCA writer/editor Around the holiday season, a lot of sponsors call and ask what they can send to their friend for Christmas. Sending small items that fit in a regular envelope are the best gifts to send to your sponsored friend. Packages must be no larger than 9 x 12 inches, weigh less than a pound and …
Does CFCA qualify for employer matching gifts?
Q. Does CFCA qualify for employer matching gifts? A. Absolutely! Employer matching gifts are a no-cost way to double, triple or quadruple your contributions to CFCA. To find out whether your company has a matching gift program, use our online search tool or ask your human resources department. If your company qualifies, it’s simply a matter of completing a paper …
Why is my 18-year-old sponsored friend in fifth grade?
Q. Why is my 18-year-old sponsored friend in fifth grade? A. Education in other countries is very different from education in the United States. Many countries may have public school at no cost, but the school supplies, uniform and books can sometimes equal a family’s entire monthly income. Sometimes, difficult choices must be made: food for the family or a …
How do I know my money’s going to benefit my sponsored friend?
Q. How do I know my money’s going to benefit my sponsored friend? A. Great question. It’s important that you fully evaluate any charity you consider partnering with, and we’re happy to answer any questions about CFCA you might have. At CFCA, we’re proud of our outstanding ratings from charity evaluators. We receive an A+ from CharityWatch, their highest rating …
What about my sponsored child’s additional educational expenses?
Q. How can I help support additional educational expenses of my sponsored child? A. CFCA encourages sponsored children and youth to strive to achieve their educational goals. For a growing number of sponsored youth, this means pursuing a college education or vocational training. Normal monthly sponsorship benefits, however, are not always enough to cover the entire educational expenses, and the …