Writing to your sponsored child is an easy way to get closer to, and stay connected with, your child and their family.
Sponsored children love receiving letters, cards and photos directly from their sponsors! These often become their most treasured possessions. By sending a letter, your sponsored child has the opportunity to write back and share their life with you. Most importantly, your letters show your sponsored child that someone in Canada cares for them. Writing to your sponsored child is an easy way to get closer to and stay connected with your child and their family.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing your sponsored child.

1) Front of envelope

Write the mailing address of your sponsored child’s country office on the front of the envelope.

World Vision
P.O. Box xxxxx

2) Back of envelope

Write your name and address, along with your child’s first name and Child ID number on the back of the envelope.

3) Top of letter

Sometimes letters get separated from envelopes, so on your letter or note inside the package be sure to include:

- Your child’s full name
- Your child’s ID number
- Your full name

The journey of a letter when you write to your sponsored child

Send a small package to your sponsored child.


Choose small, inexpensive items that fit into a 6”x 9” envelope, and then mail it to your child’s World Vision country office.

Frequently Asked Questions

We strongly encourage you to write to your sponsored child. Children love to hear from their sponsors and often treasure the letters and photos that are sent.

When writing to your sponsored child, please use the World Vision country office address located in the picture folder for your sponsored child. All correspondence must include:

  • World Vision's national office address (exactly as it appears) on the front of the envelope.
  • Your sponsored child's name and child ID number on the back flap of your envelope and on the top of your letter. Please do not write your address inside the letter. Your letters may reach your sponsored child in a few weeks, but the response time can be quite long for some countries – up to six months, in some cases.

Definitely – but please send simple gifts tucked into your letters and cards. Flat items such as photos, bookmarks, stamps or stickers, in an envelope no bigger than 6” x 9”, are ideal. Please don't send parcels or cash. Your sponsored child's picture folder — which you received in your welcome package — contains all the address details that you need.

Yes, you can email sponsored children in some communities. To do this, you will need to create a My World Vision account by clicking the "Create an Account" link at the top of the page. If you need help, please contact us at info@worldvision.ca or call us at 1-866-595-5550.