We understand many supporters would like to send a larger gift to their sponsored child, but unfortunately, we can’t send parcels or bulky items overseas because of possible theft, high customs charges for our country offices and delivery costs.
We can only send items that can be scanned like postcards and photos, and activities on A4 paper such as crosswords or pages to colour in.
Items like postcards and photos will be scanned by Tearfund and sent digitally. Please ensure you write your sponsored child’s number and your supporter number on any items you send us.
We can’t deliver non-paper items such as balloons, magnets, ribbons, teddy bears, dolls, stickers, sporting goods, books or anything made of metal or fabric.
Our recommendation is to give a financial gift. That way the local staff in your sponsored child’s community can purchase a gift locally, buying something they know your sponsored child would appreciate. This ensures the gift matches your child’s needs, is culturally appropriate and helps to support the local economy.