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Children Living in Poverty Need Help

The effects of poverty on children are disproportionately damaging. Poverty stunts the physical growth and development of children and shortens their life expectancy. It ravages them with preventable and treatable diseases, afflicts them with hunger and chronic health conditions, and increases the violence and abuse they witness and personally experience.

Poverty affects children each and every moment of their lives, intensifying its damage and destruction as children grow older.

How Do We Help Children in Need?

Our ministry is Christ centered, church based, and 100 percent child focused.

We effectively blend physical, social, economic and spiritual care together to help children in need.

Through thousands of local church partners around the world, and with the support of millions of people like you, we are successfully providing help for children.

We provide educational support, including textbooks, supplies, tutoring, and post-secondary courses, and we teach vocational and income-generating skills to older children to help prepare them for life on their own.

We provide nutritious food, clean water and supplements to protect children in need from malnutrition and help them grow up healthy.

We provide hygiene training and education to prevent disease and sickness, as well as providing medical visits, medicine, vaccinations, and lifesaving surgeries.

We also offer recreational opportunities to protect children in need from violence, crime and abuse, and we help with counseling for children who have experienced trauma.

We are committed to directly transforming each child's individual development, and since our beginning in 1952, we have become the world's leading authority in holistic child development through child sponsorship.

You Can Help Children in Need!

You can make a difference by sponsoring a child in need today.

As a sponsor, you have the opportunity to write letters and develop a close relationship with your child. You can also visit your child if you want.

As a sponsor helping a child in need, you'll be fulfilling Christ's mandate to help the poor, and you'll provide critical financial assistance to support the child with:

  • Clean water and nutritious food
  • Educational assistance
  • Medical checkups, health care, and immunizations
  • Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
  • Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children
  • Opportunities to hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God

When you help a child through child sponsorship, you are connected with one particular child who will know your name, write to you, and cherish the thought that you care enough to lend your financial and emotional support. No one else will be connected with your child.

When you choose to sponsor a child, you’ll receive your child’s photo, personal story and a Child Sponsorship Packet by mail in approximately 15 days.

You can sponsor a child by clicking on one of the children’s pictures below. When you do, you will see additional details about that child and will have the option to sponsor him or her. The process is quick and easy.

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Over 1.9 Million Children Sponsored
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Please call us at 800-336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT to speak with a Compassion Representative.

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