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, 146,455 first-time child professions of faith were reported for the twelve month period of October 2010 – September 2011.  .

  • 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.

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!

Sponsor a child in India



  • Child has been waiting for more than 300 days for a sponsor.
  • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
  • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
  • Child's birthday is today.
  • Child has lost one or both parents.
  • Child is mentally or physically challenged.


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Your tax-deductable donation of $38 a month connects you with your sponsored child
through a loving church-based Child Sponsorship Program.


 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.

 Nutritional Support

Children who are poorly nourished suffer up to 160 days of illness each year. Sponsored children receive food and clean water.

 Educational Support

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

 Christian Teaching

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

 Basic Healthcare

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.


Sponsorship provides hope to a child in poverty.


See how child sponsorship is changing the lives of children in poverty.


  • I have been a Christian my whole life. Recently, I have been feeling like God wasn't using me to do His work and to be His servant. I prayed that He would use me to make some kind of a difference and lead just ONE person to Him. I stumbled across Compassion while searching for charities on the web. I am so thankful that the Lord has finally answered my prayers. I finally feel like I will get to make a difference in someone's life. I was so happy when I found Airen among the many faces. – Jordan in South Carolina
  • I believe God put this on my heart. I was a poor child right here in the U.S. I know what it is like to go without a meal and to pray at 7 yrs old for God to help my family. I am humbled to be able to help another child, to renew their spirit in Jesus, to put hope in their heart from my heart. Let us see His children through His eyes! Thank you, God Bless. – Soni in New York
  • My husband and I have no children of our own, but feel blessed to be able to sponsor a number of children through Compassion International. The letters you receive from your child will bless you in return. It is an amazing organization where you can feel confident that the money you donate is going for the purpose you intended. Thank you Compassion for all that you do and for caring and allowing us to care through you! – Marion in Illinois
  • My wife and I looked forward to each letter watching our sponsored child grow older. When the 2009 earthquakes hit Haiti we were so afraid and concerned for this child’s welfare. We phoned Compassion and they worked very hard to find some answers for us. When we found out that she was O.K. we were so relieved. To watch her grow from a 7 yr old kid into a beautiful young lady was amazing. She has a plan for her life and an education to help her achieve her goals. We were truly blessed to help. – Mark and Christy in Texas
  • As a long-term sponsor, I have gotten to know Compassion and their work very well. I've visited two of my sponsor children, seen for myself how Compassion works through local churches, and seen my sponsor kids grown into self-sufficient Christian adults. The more I learn about Compassion, the more impressed I am. God is working mightily through Compassion and the sponsors! – Diana in Doylestown