Showing Compassion to Children in Need

Showing compassion isn't just an emotional sentiment that provides no payoff in the fight against poverty. By showing compassion, you can release a child from spiritual, economic, social and  physical poverty. A simple act of sponsoring a child through Compassion, for example, can put you on the front lines of fighting poverty.

Showing Compassion: A Model of a Ministry

Showing compassion was foremost in the mind of Compassion's founder, Everett Swanson. In 1952, he founded the organization to provide others a way of showing compassion to boys orphaned by the Korean War. But showing compassion has become a model of Compassion's ministry. It's more than a mantra or a namesake. Showing compassion is integral to all Compassion does in its church-based programs administered to more than 1 million children and families around the world.

Our ministry model centers around showing compassion as it is:

  • Christ Centered. What better way of showing compassion to children in need than by giving them the opportunity to hear the gospel in an age-appropriate and culturally relevant way? 
  • Child Focused. We treat children in need like we'd want our own children to be treated, showing compassion to them in every way we can. 
  • Church Based. We partner with churches, parents and communities, showing compassion through teaching, training and mentoring. 
  • Committed to Integrity. We're dedicated to showing compassion by delivering excellent programs with complete integrity.

Begin Showing Compassion to Children in Need

Sponsor a Child Today!

You can really fight poverty by showing your compassion.

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.

Every photo shows a child who urgently needs a sponsor. Which child will you choose to sponsor?

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Start Sponsoring a Child Today!

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 15 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 12 consecutive years, placing Compassion in the top 1 percent of all charities.