What’s your favorite thing about sponsoring a child?
If you’re like most people, writing letters is probably near the top of your list! And it’s no wonder. Letter writing allows you to build a relationship that spans continents and cultures. It helps you get to know your sponsored child on a personal level.
But let’s be honest — sometimes you just can’t think of what to say. It happens to all of us!
That’s why we want to offer you a monthly resource to use for those times when you sit down to write a letter … and writer’s block sets in.
Each month, you’ll be able to download kid-friendly stationery with a letter-writing prompt. All you have to do is print it and personalize it by filling in the blanks. And each prompt will have a unique theme so you never run out of things to say.
This month’s theme is all about school. If you’ve been in a department store recently, you know it’s time for back to school! This season is full of opportunities to encourage your sponsored child and help him or her get excited about learning.
Tackling new subjects in school can be stressful for kids, so this is the perfect time to give them a reason to smile by writing a letter.
As you fill in the blanks on August’s downloadable letter, you’ll have the chance to ask questions like, “What’s your favorite subject?” and to talk about what school means to you.
You probably have fond memories of your own time in class. You may even have kids looking forward to new teachers and lessons this year. These experiences are the perfect things to share with your sponsored child.
If you want to use the August letter template, here are the steps you’ll need to take:
1. Print your letter
Click here to download this fun letter template so you can easily print it. If you don’t have access to a printer at home, you can usually find one at your local library.
2. Fill in the blanks
Once you’ve printed your letter, fill in the blanks with the stories and facts that you want your sponsored child to know. You can talk about your own school experience or have your kids or grandkids fill it out and share about their favorite subjects to learn.
3. Address your letter
Fold your completed letter so it fits in an envelope no larger than 6×9 inches. You can also include pencils, a small notebook, or another school-related gift that will lie flat in the envelope. Address your letter to:
[Sponsored Child’s name and ID #]
c/o World Help Child Sponsorship Program
P.O. Box 501
Forest, VA 24551
Please include your donor account number with your return address on the outside of the envelope.
4. Drop it in the mail!
When you send your letter to the address above, we will ship it to your sponsored child. He or she will love receiving a message from you. And your questions and stories will be encouraging reminders that you’re praying for a great school year.
As the kids in your life return to classes and studies, your sponsored child is enjoying learning new things, too. And your kind words will show that you’re cheering him or her on. Enjoy this printable letter, and keep an eye out for the new templates coming each month!
Thank you so much for advocating for an impoverished child. Your gifts, notes, and support are giving one kid a future full of hope.