Compassion - A Christian Charity for Children in Need

How does Compassion, a Christian charity, rescue children living in poverty?

Compassion, a Christian charity, releases children from poverty in Jesus' name. As the leading Christian charity for children in need, Compassion is changing the world — one child at a time. At the heart of our mission is our Child Sponsorship Program, through which children living in poverty receive:

  • nutritional support
  • medical care
  • educational opportunities
  • Christian training and much more

This life-changing Christian charity began in 1952 with the Rev. Everett Swanson, when he began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care as well as Christian training. Today, Compassion has grown into a world-leading Christian charity for child development! We now offer lifesaving assistance to more than 1 million children in need in 24 countries.

What makes Compassion's Christian charity unique?

Compassion's goal as a Christian charity is to help children in need become fulfilled Christian adults. Our approach is unique because we are:

  • Christ centered. Each child has an opportunity to hear the gospel.
  • Child focused. Engaging each child as a complete person, we treat children like we'd want our own children treated.
  • Church based. We partner with churches, parents and communities to teach, train and mentor children.
  • Committed to integrity. We're dedicated to delivering excellent programs with complete integrity.

How can I help a Christian charity like Compassion rescue children in need?

Sponsoring a child through a Christian charity like Compassion is one of the easiest and most effective ways to make a difference. Compassion's children's ministry is ready to match you with a child in need for just $38 a month!

Sponsor a Child With a Leading Christian Charity.

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 your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
  • Educational opportunities
  • Important life-skills training
  • 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 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.