Although children who are newly registered into Compassion's program are available almost instantly for sponsorship, more often than not it takes time to connect a sponsor with a child — often several months. Compassion is committed to helping registered children from day one. So to bridge the gap between registration and sponsorship, we created the Unsponsored Children's Fund. The fund delivers stability through sponsorship benefits such as:
The children's parents and program staff take heart when they see Compassion benefits at work for the children they love, even as they wait and hope for sponsors. When you donate to the Unsponsored Children's Fund, you are sharing the love of God with these children and, during their earliest days in Compassion's program, giving them hope for the future. Make a tax-deductible donation to the Unsponsored Children's Fund today.
A one-time donation gives a waiting child access to the same program benefits provided to sponsored children.
Around the world, approximately 90,000 children are enrolled in Compassion programs while they wait for a sponsor. Because of the Unsponsored Children Fund, these waiting children may receive:
Your donation will speak hope into the heart of a child by supplying critical resources and the opportunity to be included in a Compassion program while they wait for a sponsor. That’s what this fund is really all about – standing in the gap on behalf of children living in poverty.
Sources: www.childinfo.org, www.crin.org, www.who.int, www.unaids.org, www.unicef.org
Valerie Nikiema was enrolled in her local Compassion project for two years while waiting for a sponsor.
During her wait, Valerie wrote a colorful letter to her future sponsor every Thursday while praying for God to send her a real life sponsor. In two years, Valerie wrote 64 letters to a special person she’d yet to meet. Sadly, many were never sent.
Today, Valerie has a sponsor! She joyfully sends new letters to her sponsor, who has sent several pictures and letters back in response. Today, Valerie and her sponsor share a very special bond.
Your donation to the Unsponsored Children’s Fund gives Child Development Center workers the resources to provide for children like Valerie, teach them about God’s grace and plan, and give them hope they will soon have a sponsor.
suggested amount $7
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Compassion has been awarded the highest rating for financial stewardship and transparency by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator.
“As an organization, Compassion is very open with their records. They send a yearly financial analysis and have been recommended highly for their charity. My personal experience has been just as good! Compassion is worth trusting and believing in!”
– Sarah in Hillsboro, Oregon
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In fiscal year 2015, 81.8% of Compassion's expenses went directly to program activities helping children in our programs. This is one of the highest percentages for a child sponsorship organization.
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"Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done."
— Proverbs 19:17
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