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Your donation to the Where Most Needed fund will help us better serve children in extreme poverty.
After natural disasters, children are at
the highest risk. They are most affected by unsafe water, skipped meals and time away from
school. These gifts will provide critical disaster relief to help families in poverty stay
healthy and safe as they recover from a crisis.
Poverty robs children of their health, education and hope for the future. When you sponsor a
child, you empower their local church, who understands their individual challenges, to walk
alongside them — releasing them from poverty in Jesus' name.
Learn how Compassion is partnering with HOPE International to help families as they cross into
Moldova and Romania.
When you sponsor a child, you care for and
encourage them through prayer, letter writing and financial support. That support
empowers a local church to individually and holistically meet their needs in a loving,
safe community where they can learn, grow, play and dream.
When you become a sponsor, you are personally connected with a child who will know your
name and treasure the thought that you care about them.
Your support gives a child life-changing
opportunity to develop spiritually, emotionally, physically and economically. It's a
relationship more powerful than poverty — changing their life and yours!
Our holistic child development model is delivered
primarily through child sponsorship and is Christ-centered, church-based and child-focused.
According to a poll of top development economists,
child sponsorship is THE most effective long-term development intervention for helping the
poor. It not only addresses immediate physical needs but also helps build self-esteem and
Our program is run entirely by local Christian
churches in Africa, Asia, Central America and South America. Why? Local churches are experts
on their communities' needs.
Through partnerships with local churches, we empower
people from each child's community to care for them so that, regardless of location, our
model is culturally appropriate and relevant. But in all cases, we provide love, education,
health care, nutrition and opportunities to hear the gospel.
Since the Rev. Everett Swanson first ministered
to orphans living on the streets of South Korea during the Korean War, Compassion has
expanded to serve over 25 different countries and over four million children. Through
frontline church partners, we provide children with the opportunity to rise above their
circumstances and become all God has created them to be.
“My life is true confirmation that God has a plan for each one of us and has
mysterious ways to fulfill the plan. The way God used sponsors through Compassion to
transform my life is one of those mysteries.”
— Christine Uwase
Child Protection Officer,
Children who participate in Compassion's programs are
more likely to finish secondary
more likely to graduate college
more likely to have salaried
employment as an adult
more likely to become leaders
in their community
*2008, Dr. Bruce Wydick, University of San Francisco
We consistently receive some of the highest ratings possible from charity
evaluators and watchdogs.