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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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  • Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

    Mar 16, 2015

    If you could experience one thing from another country, what would that one thing be?

    For David Raxon, of Guatemala, that one thing was snow.

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  • Spreading the word about your Compassion Sunday Event

    Mar 09, 2015

    Sharing about your Compassion Sunday event before and after your presentation date via your social media outlets can help amp up your event.

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  • Sponsoring Children is a Piece of "Cupcake"

    Feb 16, 2015

    A 12-year-old from Stillwater, N.Y., bakes and sells cupcakes to support her two Compassion International sponsor children: Sintya, an 8-year-old from a small village north of Pontianak, Indonesia, and Erick, a 17-year-old from a village west of Kisumu City, Kenya.

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  • Pinterest and Child Advocacy

    Jan 12, 2015

    Pinterest can be described as a visual online corkboard. It is a way for people to collect (pin) ideas they find online and store them onto ‘boards’ they create. A Pinterest user can have many different boards: recipes, birthday party ideas, wedding planning, travel ideas, photography…the potential is only limited to the user’s imagination.

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