We are so very grateful for your decision to partner with a child and become a Name Changer! On this page, you will find help for communicating with your sponsored child or youth and learn more about the countries where they live.
Dominican Care Package Information- Due June 18th
We are so excited to have upcoming teams going to the Dominican Republic this summer! What a blessing this will be after not being able to travel there for over a year.With the July team, we will be sending letters/photos & care packages. This gives you an opportunity to make one for your Dominican Child. For those of you that are new partners, we send care packages only once per year. If travel continues to be possible in 2021, we will have two opportunities for you to send a letter to your child. Depending on when you began your partnership, you can also expect to receive two letters from your child.
Below you will find detailed information about care packages:
- Ensure that everything you select will fit into a closed GALLON sized Ziplock bag.
- The total value of the package should not exceed $20.
- Include your letter/picture(s) along with your care package.
- Label each bag you send with your child’s FIRST and LAST NAME.
- Include $5 with each package to help us pay for the airline baggage fees to the Dominican Republic.
- All packages & letters must be received no later than June 18th. This gives you about 9 weeks to prepare.
We are often asked if extra care packages can be donated for a child that may not receive one and the answer is always yes! You do not need to include $5 for luggage fees for any packages you donate.
PACKAGES AND LETTERS CAN BE:
- Mailed To: The 25 Project, PO Box 2908, McKinney, TX 75070
- Dropped Off: 419 W. Louisiana St., McKinney, TX 75069 (between 10AM & 3PM)
- If these will not work for you let me know and we can work something out.
Our partners in the Dominican Republic have provided us with a list of possible items from which you can choose for your care package:
- Nail Clippers
- Crayons & Pencils
- Pencil Sharpener
- Underwear/Panties (estimate size based on child’s age)
- Small Toys
- Inexpensive Watch
- Hard Individually Wrapped Candy
- Hair Clips or Bows (girls only)
- Pads (for teen girls)
Please Do Not Send:Expensive Jewelry, Pocket Knives, Electronics, Headbands (girls in the Dominican Republic don’t wear them).
Expensive possessions may make a child a target for theft and may set up unrealistic expectations for children in the ministry. We ask that you do NOT send gifts that may put your child in this situation.
Contact Talisha McNeill for more information: email@example.com
Our writing guidelines are to help protect our children and are not meant to inhibit your relationship with your sponsored friend. Rather, our intention is to provide you with a positive experience of knowing the difference you are making in the life of every child to whom you send a letter of encouragement to.
Printable Letter Templates
Below are links to several templates to write to your sponsored child. The links open in a PDF format that you can save and print. You have several options for submitting your letter:
- Mail To: The 25 Project, PO Box 2908, McKinney, TX 75070
- Drop Off at our Office: 419 W. Louisiana, McKinney, TX 75069
- Scan a Copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org (include picture(s) if you’d like)
Learn more about the country from which you sponsor. Click on the links below to get information that may help you better understand the culture of each country.
We love to hear stories of how sponsorship has affected you as a sponsor. Below are links to several Sponsorship Highlights, wonderful stories of how God is moving in the hearts of sponsors. These stories are uplifting and encouraging. We would love to hear about your story. Please share it with us here: Share My Story
We will not publish your story without your permission, however, the staff here and abroad love to read the impact the kids are making on us!
Periodically, we will publish articles regarding specific information on each of the countries where we serve. These articles may be helpful to you as you seek to understand the community in which your sponsored child lives.
International Day of the African Child Published June 2017
Best Friends Day Published June 2017
Bringing Hope and Healing Published June 2017
Ibrahim’s Story: A Life Changed Published May 2017
4 Steps to Changing a Life: How to Sponsor Published May 2017
Patricia’s Story: A Life Changed Published April 2017
Let All That You Do Be Done in Love: Mission Expedition to South Asia Published January 2017
Que Apreidá: Formal Partnership in the Dominican Published May 2016
Lives Changed, Names Changed: Our First Baptisms in Sierra Leone Published May 2016
School in Sierra Leone Published January 2016
The Power of Touch: Our Return to Sierra Leone Post Ebola Published November 2013
South Asia Mercy Homes: Formal Partnership in South Asia Published March 2015
Waterloo, Sierra Leone: Home to Hundreds of Street Kids Published July 2013
Stay connected with us via social media. We use social media to communicate on many topics including when sponsorship letters or care packages are due, expedition updates and much more. Get reminders, event announcements and inspirational quotes with some of our most beautiful pictures.
We sincerely appreciate your partnership with the 25 Project. Did you know that your generosity has the potential to be doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled? Check with your employer here to see if they have a matching gift program. You can also contact Barbara Cross, Director of Donor Relations: email@example.com.