Support a Child

Making the choice to support a child can be a catalyst for major change in that child's life and community! Children in impoverished countries are vulnerable because they are often overlooked and their needs go unmet. When you support a child through child sponsorship, you will provide a child in need with opportunities and care that will have an eternal impact.

When you make the decision to support a child through sponsorship, in addition to your love and prayers, you will allow your sponsored child to receive the following benefits:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
  • Educational opportunities
  • Life-skills training
  • Most importantly, your sponsored child will hear and have an opportunity to respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Many sponsors who support a child also discover that the act of child sponsorship brings them unexpected blessings, too. Sponsors receive letters, photographs and updates from their children, and often find that their sponsored child is praying for them as well. Having a relationship with someone on the other side of the world who cares can positively impact both sponsor and child.

The cost to support a child through Compassion International is only $38 per month. It's an affordable and effective way to support a child in an impoverished country and give that child opportunities that he or she may not otherwise receive. If you knew that the cost of taking your family out to eat once per month would bring the hope of Jesus to a child, would you be willing to make the sacrifice?

Jesus said, "Whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me" (Matthew 18:5, NIV). When you support a child through Compassion International's child sponsorship program, you are blessing the heart of Jesus! In addition to doing something good for another person, sponsors find that their act of support provides hope and opportunities that have an eternal impact.

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Support a child overseas and make a difference to that child.

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.