SPONSORING A CHILD PROVIDES LIFE-CHANGING SUPPORT, INCLUDING:
Love of a Local Church
Sponsored children are enrolled in meaningful programs where they are mentored and taught by name, greeted with enthusiasm, and prayed for regularly.
Children who are poorly nourished suffer up to 160 days of illness each year. Sponsored children receive food and clean water.
For each year of schooling a sponsored child receives, their earnings potential increases by 10 percent. Sponsored children have the opportunity to attend school or stay in school
Every day more than 400 Compassion-assisted children make a first-time profession of faith. Sponsored children will have the opportunity to hear about Jesus Christ and will be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God
Access to basic healthcare and hygiene allow children living in poverty to overcome preventable diseases that plague so many. Sponsored children receive medical check-ups and are taught about personal hygiene
Your sponsorship means the world to a child. Your investment in their life is deeply impactful to them – with many children saving their letters and correspondence throughout their lives. Some sponsors even choose the option of visiting their sponsored child.
HOW IT WORKS
When can I expect to receive information about my child?
Within 15 days, you’ll receive a packet in the mail including your child’s photo and story.
How can I communicate with the child I sponsor?
You’ll exchange letters and photos with your child, and experience the life-change that child sponsorship builds. You can use our easy letter-writing tools to make it simple! You can even choose to visit your child on an optional Compassion sponsor tour.
What should I do if I have to cancel my sponsorship?
If you need to discontinue your child sponsorship, we will immediately look for a new sponsor for your child and continue the child's sponsorship support without interruption. You can discontinue your child sponsorship at any time.
How much does it cost to sponsor a child?
If you choose to sponsor a child, the cost is only $38 per month.
How long should my child sponsorship last?
Compassion child sponsorship offers you the opportunity to stay with a child for a number of years, usually through the school year in which the child reaches the age of 18 to 22 (varies by country). While we hope that you will be able to continue in your support of your sponsored child until he or she completes the Compassion program, we recognize that sponsors' circumstances sometimes change. You may discontinue your sponsorship at any time.
Please understand that a sponsored child's circumstances may change, too. For example, sometimes families move beyond the reach of Compassion's program and children have to leave Compassion sponsorship.
We will inform you as quickly as possible if any such circumstance affects the child you sponsor, and we'll offer you the opportunity to support another child in need of your help.
WHO IS COMPASSION?
Compassion exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.
Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training.
Today, Compassion helps more than 1.3 million children in 26 countries.
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