We send special cards several times a year, giving our sponsors the opportunity to send a greeting to their sponsored child. Many sponsors do not correspond on a regular basis with their children and prefer to send the cards we provide.
The majority of the children in our sponsorship program are very young. Sometimes the cards and booklets may not be appropriate for infants or adolescents. However, many of our sponsored children enjoy sharing these with siblings and relatives.
In addition, these special mailings are a very cost-effective way for World Vision to raise funds for our work with children all around the world. Normally a $5 donation is requested to help cover the costs of handling and mailing the cards, but this donation is not required in order for the card to be forwarded to your sponsored child.