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  • Poverty lessons venture 'outside the box'

    Jun 08, 2015

    Education is a life-long journey, and advocate and fourth grade school teacher Sheri Beck makes sure her students trek substantial instructive miles while she has them in her Valdez, Alaska, classroom.

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  • Selfless

    May 27, 2015

    Don Lash wears many hats.

    He is “coach” to his volleyball team, “Bible study leader” to his church, “dad” to his two beautiful daughters, “husband” to his wonderful wife, “sponsor dad” to his seven Compassion children, and “child advocate” for Compassion. We estimate he has influenced more than 4,535 people, directly or indirectly.

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  • New Advocate Resource Guide

    May 25, 2015

    We’re pleased to share this updated version of the Advocate Resource Guide! Streamlined and simplified, this guide highlights key materials that will equip you in your sponsorship and fundraising activities.

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  • CFC representative could be your way to serve

    May 11, 2015

    Are you looking for opportunities to share Compassion’s message, and to raise money for Compassion through your efforts?

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  • Packet Change in May

    May 11, 2015

    We are excited to share with you that our packets are taking on a new look.

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  • Social Media Advocacy Tips

    Apr 27, 2015

    Looking to take your advocacy in a different direction? Have you ever thought to use social media to share about your advocacy with Compassion?

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  • Mission Possible: Loving Out of Her Gifts

    Apr 20, 2015

    Heather Ringoen never dreamed that a flooded basement would turn into a tool for good. But neither did she think that reading a book as part of a church Bible study could lead her to get rid of her excess stuff.

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  • Author Shares about Compassion in his new book

    Apr 13, 2015

    Archie and Emma is the true story of California Advocate Brian Mercer’s great-grandparents set in the late 19th Century. It has so many preposterous plot points that if you didn't know it was true you'd never believe it.

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  • Advocate brings Compassion to small North Dakota town

    Apr 06, 2015

    If you asked Kari Ann Dunderland what makes her husband, Paul, tick as a Compassion child advocate, she gets straight to the point: “He has such a compassion for it.”

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  • Consider Hosting the Compassion Experience

    Mar 23, 2015

    Eighteen months into the national tour of The Compassion Experience, countless sponsors and Advocates have yet to see it come to “a city near you.” But for one Advocate, waiting and hoping it would come close wasn’t an option.

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