Celebrating the Holidays with Compassion
The holidays are right around the corner, so it is time to order a child packet or two and discover ways to creatively advocate. Read more
The Best Meal You Will Never Eat
October 16th is World Food Day, observed since 1979 to encourage people to take action against global hunger and poverty. As a Compassion advocate, you can be a part of both the movement and the solution by joining One Meal One Day. Compassion’s One Meal One Day campaign was designed to serve Compassion-sponsored children who live in places where malnutrition and food insecurity are so profound, they require extraordinary food interventions that exceed the capacity of Compassion’s core services. But you can help bridge this gap.
One Meal One Day is about raising funds and skipping a meal so a child in poverty doesn’t have to. If you haven’t yet registered or want more information, visit onemealoneday.com. You can also learn more by accessing last month’s One Meal One Day webinar recording.
Once you register to join One Meal One Day, you also have the chance to be named the 2013 One Meal One Day Ambassador. As the Ambassador, you’ll have the opportunity to travel with Compassion overseas and share your experience with other Compassion advocates and supporters. Learn more about our 2013 Ambassadorship.
At 7:30 p.m. Mountain on Tuesday, Oct. 29, you're welcome to join us and a few of our fellow Advocates to talk about their advocacy. We've asked these Advocates to talk less about the source of their ideas and more about their process and struggle in implementing them. Hopefully we can each leave this webinar with some ways to make our ideas happen. Sign up now.
We’re well into our fall term of Advocate classes. Sign-up to learn something new or have a refresher!
In the last year, Advocates have participated in nearly 300 coaching conversations. These conversations can make your impact for children in poverty even stronger. We warmly encourage you to go to compassion.com/coaching/ to start a coaching relationship today.
Gifts of Compassion Catalog
Advocates will soon be receiving Compassion’s Gift Catalog in two sizes that will make it easy for you to share the ministry of Compassion in relevant and tangible ways. The full catalog presents 32 gifts that help release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. The smaller version offers 10 of the 32 gift options in a brochure format. You can also access the gift catalog online. Additional catalog resources, such as creating a personalized wish list, adding a Facebook cover image and posting a banner for a website or blog are found here. You can also order additional catalogs through the online ordering form.
Send Christmas Cards to Unsponsored Children
You may again write Christmas cards for unsponsored children this year. Unsponsored children will receive a Christmas gift, and Christmas cards are a great way to send a personal blessing to children without sponsors. Cards should be received by Compassion by Dec. 2 to be mailed to the field before Christmas. Cards received after December 2 may be held until next year. An individual sponsor may send any number of cards without attachments (i.e. photos, stickers, etc.). Cards should be mailed to Compassion International, Attn: Suzanne Hall, 12290 Voyager Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3668. Our GMC volunteers will be processing the cards before they are sent out by Compassion’s Correspondence team.
FY13 Ministry Report: Extreme Poverty in Retreat
Take a well-rounded look at Compassion’s ministry programs using statistics, outcomes and stories from the past fiscal year. Download the PDF.
Advocates Bring New Church Partners
On average, approximately seven churches per month are introduced to Compassion due to new advocates joining the Network. Not only do advocates develop churches as Compassion partners, but they are bringing new relationships to the ministry to the tune of approximately 85 new church partners annually.
iPad Version of Compassion Magazine
Help save Compassion a substantial amount of money in print costs and mailing, plus be able to access extra content by signing up for the iPad version of Compassion Magazine. Sponsors and donors are being asked to sign up through their My Account on compassion.com. This ensures that Compassion will know to remove sponsors from the print mailing list. Sponsors will need to go to compassion.com/ipadmag. This landing page will give instructions for how to sign up for the iPad magazine.