Children's Ministries

Compassion is one of the leading children's ministries touching lives and giving hope to children who would otherwise not have a chance. Releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name is our primary mission as a children's ministry. We focus on developing healthy, balanced children by offering assistance in areas such as:

  • nutritional support
  • medical care
  • educational opportunities
  • Christian training

Compassion provides for a child's physical needs as well as his or her emotional, mental and spiritual needs. We offer a unique environment for children's ministries that is:

  • Christ-centered, so every child has the opportunity to hear the gospel.
  • Child-focused, so activities bring out the best in each child.  
  • Church-based, as we partner with churches, parents and communities to teach, train and mentor children.
  • Committed to integrity, as we remain financially transparent in our reporting and our ongoing audits.

When the Rev. Everett Swanson began caring for Korean War orphans in 1952, he had no idea that Compassion would become one of the top children's ministries nearly 60 years later. The organization's holistic approach sets a foundation for Compassion-assisted children to become secure, confident adults in the midst of their circumstances.

Please join Compassion, one of today's foremost children's ministries, as we release children from poverty in Jesus' name. Sponsoring a child is like being a missionary without ever leaving your home!

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Children's ministries develop healthy, balanced children.

As you exchange letters, send photos and offer encouragement in Jesus' name, your love will bring hope to a child that will last a lifetime. Sponsor a child today! Just click on a child's photo to learn more.

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.

Your support provides:

  • Medical checkups, which often save lives
  • Nutritious food
  • Health and hygiene training
  • Educational assistance
  • Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
  • Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.

Financial Integrity

Compassion consistently receives high ratings for financial accountability and integrity. 

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Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator, has awarded Compassion its highest rating — four stars — for 13 consecutive years, placing Compassion in the top 1 percent of all charities.