Give Back

give back Give Back. These siblings are an inspiration and teach us adults the meaning of giving back and helping others in need. They held a garage sale to raise money for their family’s sponsored kids — Mwendwa in Kenya and Genesis in Bolivia. They sold their own toys, books, dress-up clothes, cookies and lemonade while telling customers about Compassion. One customer decided to sponsor a child! They raised almost $600!


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Playing It Cool Keaton, age 11, Gentry Rose, age 7, Georgia

When Gentry Rose and her brother, Keaton, held a big sale in their yard, she realized something: “I think giving away my toys and selling them is just as much fun — or more — as still keeping them.”

The siblings held the sale to raise money for their family’s sponsored kids — Mwendwa in Kenya and Genesis in Bolivia. They sold toys, books, dress-up clothes, cookies and lemonade while telling customers about Compassion. One customer decided to sponsor a child! Keaton and Gentry Rose raised almost $600.

Keaton sold all his toys except his Legos, but he doesn’t miss them. “It made me really happy to help Mwendwa,” he says.

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If I Were …
An Author

Carson, age 14, Davis, age 12, Colorado

 

Carson and Davis don’t read bedtime stories together anymore. They write them. These two brothers have self-published two books and have more in the works — and they donate 10 percent of the money they earn to Compassion.

If I Were a Worm … and If I Were a Fish … take young kids on the daily adventures of those animals. “We brainstorm before bed,” 14-year-old Carson says.

Carson and Davis wanted to use their books to help Compassion kids when they heard a college student speak about how Compassion helped him grow up in Africa. They hope their books encourage other people to sponsor kids, too.

“We’ve learned how important Proverbs 31:8-9 is,” Carson says. “Especially the part that says, ‘defend the rights of the poor and needy.’”

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