Sponsor a Child

Sponsor a child today and transform despair into hope.

When you sponsor a child, you can exchange letters, photos and prayers.  You can even choose to visit the child you sponsor.

You can change a child's life from one of hardship and loneliness to one of hope and meaning.  You have the opportunity to literally bring the love of Christ to a child in need.

Compassion's ministry to children in need is unique.  Our Child Sponsorship Program is:

  • Church Based. Compassion is the only child sponsorship organization that works exclusively with local churches in the developing world.

  • Christ Centered. Our ministry gives every child in our program the opportunity to hear about Jesus Christ.  Our church partners report that last year alone, 163,527 first-time child professions of faith were reported over the last year.

  • Child Focused. Each child has one sponsor, someone like you, who exchanges letters, photos and prayers and provides necessities like food, health care and educational opportunities.

  • Committed to Integrity. We're dedicated being good stewards of the gifts that are entrusted to us by our faithful donors.  Compassion was founded in 1952.  Currently, more than 1.5 million children in 26 countries have been sponsored through Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program -- and this number is growing every day.

Your support of about a dollar a day can change one child's life forever.  When you sponsor a child, you can give a boy or girl in need:

  • Educational opportunities

  • Improved health care

  • Life-skills training

  • Sponsored children will also have the opportunity to follow Jesus Christ in faith and deed as part of their spiritual training.

Sponsoring a child through Compassion allows you to witness a miracle firsthand, following your child's growth as as he or she is nurtured to health, educated and exposed to the gospel of Jesus Christ.  At Compassion, we say that nurturing a child, connecting that child to a local church and having someone like you in a child's life is the most strategic way to make a difference in the life of a child in need.

The cost to sponsor a child is just $38 per month.  You may cancel your child sponsorship at any time.

Each child deserves the hope of Jesus Christ.  Will you give one child that blessing?  Will you sponsor a child?

Give a child hope for the future and for all eternity. Sponsor a child today!

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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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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.

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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.

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