Where do my donations go?
Gifts shown here illustrate goods and services used in Compassion's holistic child development programs. All contributions designated for specific funds will be applied to those projects and to administering the gifts. We desire to be good stewards of your gift, and when we receive more contributions for a given fund than we can use, we apply those funds to meet similar pressing needs. Contributions are solicited with the understanding that Compassion International has control over the use of all donated funds. At least 80 percent of your gift will go to programs that directly benefit Compassion children, babies and students.Can my gift go to my sponsored child?
Gifts from this catalog will not go directly to your sponsored child. However, they will be used to benefit Compassion-assisted children and their families. With your gift, Compassion will carry out significant, life-changing activities that will help improve the lives of children living in poverty.How were the amounts selected for the gift items?
Some suggested amounts are actual costs based on field needs. While we've attempted to base gift amounts on average amounts requested to help children in our program, these are truly suggested gift amounts. We will accept any amount.May I place an order after Christmas?
Yes, gift donations will be accepted at any time.What does "Share the Gift" mean?
This year we introduced a "Share the Gift" option for gifts with a higher cost. But for all gifts, the price listed is simply the suggested gift amount. Compassion will process any donation amount for any gift category.How do I order my greeting cards?
Once you hit the “submit information” button in your cart there will be a link on the confirmation page for you to order your greeting cards.When will I receive my greeting cards?
If ordering by phone, mail or web, donors should receive greeting card(s) 10-14 days after we receive their order. Mail orders must factor in the time that it takes for us to receive their order in our offices, typically 3-5 days.