Correspondence & Gifts



If you would like to send a letter or card to your sponsored child, please label it with your child’s name and sponsorship number and mail it to our Ipswich office. Your letter will be taken with the next team or staff member traveling to the area and our field staff will deliver it.




To give your child a birthday or Christmas gift, send a check for a modest amount to our Ipswich office. Make your check payable to PID and write GIFT and your child’s sponsorship number on the memo line. Our field staff will deliver it. PID is unable to bring physical gifts to our locations due to shipping costs and luggage restrictions.

Although we would like to accommodate you, please do not ask for sizes of shoes or clothes for your sponsored child or their family.




If you are personally traveling to one of our areas of work, you may bring a shoe-box sized gift.

We suggest:

  • Small toys/games: cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, yo-yo, jump rope

  • School supplies: crayons, markers, pencils, paper, notebooks, coloring books

  • Backpack

  • Picture books

  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, bar soap, comb, washcloth