November 13, 2012
Children International has made donating a breeze and so very rewarding! I have been sponsoring a child, through Children International, for six years. I sponsor a little girl, named Kakhasha, who lives in India. I know that I am making a difference in her life because Children International takes the time to translate letters that Kakhasha and I exchange. I hear about her life- we have a friendship. The monthly support that I send her goes to help with living expenses and school expenses. The special money that I send at her birthday and Christmas is discussed between the local volunteer and her parents, and then used to buy something special for her (one year she received a new pair of shoes and a sweater). I am then notified by letter what item was picked out. I love that I am kept so involved and informed about what the money is being used for. It is not a faceless exchange; I know who the money goes to, and it is someone I care about because they've given me the opportunity to build a relationship with her. The Children International website is very user friendly and makes being a donor SO easy. I can write a letter to my child (as easy as email), make a special donation, check my child's profile for information (language spoken, birthday, family income, photo, etc), or even browse photos/profiles looking for additional children to 'adopt' with the click of the mouse. I also can update my billing information so that there's no interruption to the automatic billing that I signed up for to make donating SO easy. (For the first few years I donated, I did not exchange letters, and there was no pressure, and I still received the regular updates on my child and how the money was being spent, so if you are interested in something less involved this is still a great charity!) EASY AND REWARDING!
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