Jan 7 2011

How do I know when to pay my sponsorship since I donít get a bill?

Ask Sponsor ServicesQ. How do I know when to pay my sponsorship since I donít get a bill?

A. CFCA does not mail a standard monthly statement. We send a receipt or a reminder notice.

CFCA mails you a receipt for your contribution. This receipt indicates the amount that was received and the due date for your next sponsorship donation. At the bottom of the receipt is a tear-off remittance form that you can use to mail in with your next contribution. For your convenience, a return envelope is provided.

If you happen to miss your sponsorship due date, we will mail you a reminder. Sponsors who contribute for multiple months also receive reminders as a courtesy prior to their due dates. The reminder includes the same tear-off remittance form to include with your next contribution.

We also have an Automatic Payment Plan, where the money is automatically taken out of the bank account or credit card you want to use. It is safe, secure and reduces our costs.

Please feel free to call Sponsor Services at (800) 875-6564, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, if you have any questions about your sponsorship.

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Dec 3 2010

Why is my sponsored child pictured in worn clothing?

Ask Sponsor ServicesQ. My childís photo shows him with a frayed shirt and tattered shoes. Isnít clothing one of the benefits of sponsorship?

A. Yes, clothing is one of the benefits of sponsorship, and many projects provide new dress clothes for sponsored children, youth and aging members each year.

Some of the quarter million photos we process each year, however, show children in worn clothing. The reason could be as simple as the child forgot to tell his mother that tomorrow was CFCA picture day.

Most mothers want their children to be photographed in a nice outfit, even if that clothing is borrowed from a neighbor, or is the only dress clothing they own.

Keep that in mind if your child is photographed wearing an exceptionally fine outfit. It may be one of the few times of the year he or she dresses so well.

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