Adopt A Granny Policies for Sponsors
a. We ask sponsors to keep their financial commitment for at least six months. This is important for the continuity of care for your granny.
b. We need at least three months notice of termination in order to find a new sponsor for your granny. If a new sponsor is found within the three-month period, your payment for the remaining term will be used for adopt a granny programs in the region you had committed to.
c. Generally, a granny will need sponsorship for the rest of her/his life unless she/he no longer meets the criteria of the project (for example, moving to a difference locations or if their standard of living improves). Dorcas field staff assesses this regularly.
d. You will be notified when your granny dies, leaves the project, or when a project ends. You may decide whether you want to start a new financial adoption or terminate your support.
a. We define correspondence as letters, postcards, photos, and drawings.
b. Correspondence will be in English. Dorcas central offices and field offices will translate correspondence as needed.
c. Your correspondence should not exceed the size of a business-sized envelope. You may send small presents of little value such as a handkerchief or something flat and light.
d. Do not send parcels, big envelopes or money.
e. You can send your letter directly to the field office in the country your granny is in. Please see the document entitled “Field Office Addresses” to find the office you can send correspondence through.
f. Check with your local post office for postage cost and delivery times. We recommend you plan on at least six weeks for mail to arrive to your granny.
g. We strongly advise that you do not share your address with your granny to prevent people from asking directly for money or goods. Your granny can reply to your mail via our field office staff. Staff collects all the letters and translates them into English. They are then sent to Dorcas central offices and mailed to you, the sponsor.
h. Dorcas cannot guarantee that you will receive a response to your correspondence. Your support is essential for your granny, however a personal relationship may be hard due to illiteracy, time limitations, and other constraints due to abject poverty.
3. Requests for Assistance
a. Your granny has been instructed to let local Dorcas staff know of their requests for assistance. They should not make direct requests to you as their sponsor. We entrust our professional field staff to prioritize the many needs of each granny in their program.
a. If you should plan to visit your granny in person, you are required to notify Dorcas Aid America at least twelve weeks in advance of your travel date. We will notify the field office and the staff will work with you to schedule your visit and make sure the visit goes smoothly. A representative of Dorcas will be with you during your visit.
5. Dorcas Commitments to Sponsors
a. You will receive personal facts, a photo, and information on how to correspond with your granny as soon as you adopt your granny.
b. At least once a year you will receive a progress report on your granny, with an updated picture.
6. Sponsor Commitments
a. We expect regular payments that you have committed to, whether annually, quarterly, or monthly. If payments are not made regularly, you will receive a notice that Dorcas is searching for another sponsor. This is important for continuity of care for your granny.
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Sending Letters to Your Granny
If you would like to send a letter to your granny, please write directly to the Dorcas office in the country of your sponsored Granny. Several countries have a few different mailing addresses, be sure to send letter to the address that corresponds to your project number. Please do not send packages, think envelopes or money – these can cause problems upon entry into the country.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that you write in the upper lefthand corner of the envelope the name and file number of your sponsored granny. Thank you!
FIELD OFFICE ADDRESSES
DORCAS AID ALBANIA
Attn. Mr. Ilia Dishnica
L.e Re ‘Sporti’
Rruga e Unazes
DORCAS AID ETHIOPIA
Attn. Mr. Fikru Tarekegn
P.O. Box 8989
DORCAS AID INTERNATIONAL KENYA
P.O. Box 76495
DORCAS AID INTERNATIONAL LESOTHO
P.O Box 266
MOLDOVA / TITUS
St. Renasterii 49
DORCAS AID INTERNATIONAL MOLDOVA
(3232, 3234, 3239)
Mrs. Stella Calaras
St. Timisoara 11A
MOLDOVA / SALVATION ARMY
St. Petru Movila 19
A.O. ‘Speranta Copiilor’
St. Stefan cel Mare 32
MOLDOVA / ELIM MOLDOVA
St. Independentei 94/6
DORCAS AID MOZAMBIQUE
Atraz da Igreja Gra
Bretania Caixa Postal 459
Rep. De MOZAMBIQUE
DORCAS AID ROMANIA
Attn. Mrs. Delia Blaga
Str. Blajului 27
RUSSIA / NORTH OSSETIAN MISSION OF CHRISTIAN COMPASSION
Republic North Ossetia-Alania
Mr. Vladimir Baluev
Post Box 888
Proletarskaya street 26
DORCAS AID TANZANIA
P.O. Box 14385
UGANDA / C.O.U. KISIIZI HOSPITAL
Hope Ministry Orphan Programme
Attn. Mr. Stanley Ndyahabwa
P.O. Box 109
DORCAS AID TRANSCARPATHIA
(3163, 3170, 3171, 3176, 3220, 3247)
Attn. Mr. Sandor Orosz
Tserkovna street 5
Karaimska Street 17 A
DORCAS AID INTERNATIONAL UKRAINE
(3177, 3573, 3748 and 7177)
PO Box 1049