Frequently Asked Questions
What is the letter writing process?
All our kids, from 2nd grade to 8th grade, write their letters by themselves. Of course we are there to help and offer suggestions but the ideas and sentiments come from the kids and the letters are always written by their hand. Younger children dictate their letters and it is written out by a sponsorship worker. A lot of effort goes into these letters and they love to receive letters from you in response.
How can I give my sponsor child a birthday present?
Many sponsors have asked how they can give their sponsor child a birthday gift.
1. You can send a donation to MSC (Canadian residents) or CMML (USA residents) with a note directing the funds to “(Name of your sponsor child) – Hope of Bastion Birthday Gift” and we will buy a gift on your behalf here in Ecuador. (Please do not mail actual birthday gifts to MSC or CMML)
MSC Canada, 16-101 Amber St, Markham, ON, L3R 3B2 CANADA
CMML, Inc., P.O. Box 13, Spring Lake, NJ, 07762-0013 USA
2. You can send a parcel or letter via mail to: (Please do not mail money)
(name of child)
What is a Pre-Authorized Donation?
A pre-authorized donation (PAD) allows your bank to transfer a specific amount from your bank account each month to make a charitable contribution towards MSC or CMML who will process the amount and forward it to Hope of Bastion School in Ecuador.
When are PADs Receipted?
PADs are receipted at the year-end unless you specify otherwise.
Statement of Control and Distribution of Funds
Spending of funds is confined to board approved programs and purchases. Each gift designated toward an approved program will be used as designated with the understanding that when any given need has been met, designated gifts will be used where needed most.
MSC Canada is a registered Canadian charity and a member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities – a seal of financial accountability.