IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are experiencing heavy restrictions on international travel and shipping. We are currently unable to receive physical correspondence - PLEASE SEND ALL CORRESPONDENCE VIA E-MAIL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Correspondence is one of the amazing benefits of sponsorship! Letters for the Manna 4 Lempira Programs are due on the 5th of odd numbered months—January, March, May, etc. For the March mailing, we request that you send greeting cards (for Easter) rather than letters. In September we do not have the ability to transport physical letters to Honduras, so we will ONLY deliver email correspondence that month. (If you sponsor through one of our Sister Church sponsorship programs, check with your church for letter deadlines.)
Letters are received by mail and by email. Please direct correspondence to:
You may send small paper gifts to your child such as paper folders, stickers, coloring pages, and photos. The total thickness of your envelope should be no more than ¼”.
We cannot accept physical or monetary gifts for children with your letters.
Your child will send letters to you at least 2 times each year.
You may visit your child during one of our scheduled Manna 4 Lempira Team Trips. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive an updated photo of your child once each year. When letters or benefits are delivered, we make every effort to take a photo of each child. You may see new photos of your child 6 or more times a year.
Once per year, sponsors have the opportunity to send a backpack or gifts to their sponsored child through our Backpack Project. These bags or gifts are collected during the months of September and October. For more information, email email@example.com
Once a sponsorship has been cancelled, we can no longer facilitate correspondence between a sponsor and child.
A Few Words About the Money:
We rely on timely sponsorship donations in order to supply each child with the promised program benefits. For this reason, any sponsor who accumulates three months of missed sponsorship donations will be at risk of having their sponsored children made available to a new sponsor.
We understand that difficult circumstances arise! We are more than happy to discuss donation issues with each sponsor and attempt to work out specialized payment arrangements. It is the sponsor’s responsibility to contact our staff to set up a payment plan as soon as possible.
Sponsors who have a history of missed donations will be required to use the automatic recurring payment system.
We reserve the right to limit the number of sponsorships, or deny future sponsorships, to sponsors with a history of missed donations.
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We reserve the right to cancel any sponsorship at any time when we feel that it is not in the best interest of the child.
We reserve the right to limit correspondence when we feel that it is not in the best interest of the child.
We reserve the right to deny visitation of any child in our program when we feel that it is not in the child’s best interest.
With the recent influx of migrant families from Honduras into the United States, we recognize that some children may hope to meet their sponsors in the US. As a ministry, we in no way promote this, and we encourage every sponsor to exercise caution when sharing personal information, including contact information, in their letters. As a ministry, we never share a sponsor’s personal information with beneficiaries. We cannot facilitate contact between a sponsor and child under any circumstances outside of the ministry’s sponsored group visits in Honduras. This is for the protection of both sponsors and beneficiaries.
Regarding other sponsorship programs working in the same communities as the Manna programs:
We guarantee that each child in our program will only be made available to one sponsor within the scope of our program (excluding children in the Special Needs Program). However, we cannot guarantee that children will not participate in other programs facilitated by their school or community. If a child is enrolled in another program with similar benefits to what we provide, we will work with the child’s family to choose which program best fits their child’s needs. However, if program benefits do not overlap and we feel that the need is great enough to necessitate participation in both programs, we will not take action to remove the child from either program.