Gift Giving Guidelines for Sponsors
In the process of trying to get gifts to the students, we learned a few things about the best ways to give gifts to the students. We want to give sponsors and students a way to connect, while also maintaining fairness and safety for the students. We learned that gifts of varying values can cause conflict among students and families. We would like to share the following guidelines for future gift giving:
- Specific items will be collected once per year to coincide with our annual Christmas Drive. We are not able to bring down gifts at any other time.
- Letters and/or pictures can be sent at any time (send to P.O. Box: PO Box 140138, Grand Rapids, MI 49514-0138) and will be brought down with the next team. The children love receiving letters, cards & pictures.
- Please do not include any cash in your child’s gift. This can put the child at risk and create jealousy among students.
- If you would like other ways to give, please see our wish list.