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Help the Children in Greatest Need

Do you want to help children in need? You've come to the right place. We are the world's leading authority in holistic child development through sponsorship.

Our ministry is 100 percent child-focused. And through our holistic child development model, we blend physical, social, economic and spiritual care together to help the children in greatest need become responsible and fulfilled adults, no longer trapped in poverty.

A Shared Heart for Helping Children

Children who live in poverty need providers and defenders. When wars, natural disasters, political upheavals, and hard times hit, children are among the most vulnerable. They are disproportionately affected by disease, malnutrition, and abuse. And children living in extreme poverty even more so.

Children can often be overlooked, ignored, or completely forgotten, but through our church partners around the world, and with the critical support of millions of people like you, we are successfully providing help for children in some of the world's poorest countries.

MORE THAN 50% of the world's poorest people are children, even though only 30 percent of the world's population is children.

Source: The Brookings Institution

How Can I Help the Children Who Need Help?

Children and youth living in poor communities need safe places to live and play. They need social development and education. They need protection from people who want to take advantage of them. And they need caregivers who see them for who they are, love them, and invest in their long-term development.

Through our Child Sponsorship Program, babies, young children, and teenagers are loved and served by their local church. These Christians help the children cope with difficult life circumstances, help provide health care and mental health services, and enrich each child's life by providing social, educational, and spiritual development.

We work in partnership with local churches because the local church is best suited to address the needs of the children in its community. The local church is already located in and involved in the community and is best positioned to effectively deliver the Jesus-based teaching and whole-life care that children in poverty need and deserve.

You can help children by making a financial contribution to meet critical needs or sponsoring a child today.

How Does Child Sponsorship Help Children?

Through our Child Sponsorship Program we address every major aspect of a child's well-being, every element that he or she needs to survive, develop and thrive. We work to address each child's spiritual, economic, social and physical needs.

Through monthly financial support, prayer, and letter writing, sponsors invest directly in the lives of a child needing help. The child attends a child development center at a church in the community where he or she receives life-changing opportunities that would otherwise be out of reach, and which build on, add to, and extend the lessons taught in school.

All Compassion-sponsored children have the opportunity to develop their God-given potential and be released from the poverty that has trapped their families for generations.

The sponsor-child relationship is supported and strengthened by the local church that directly serves the child. Through the relationship with the local church, the child is equipped to confront the lies poverty constantly speaks.

The children supported by their sponsors and helped by the church learn their true value and worth through:

  • LOVE that unlocks the potential within their hearts
  • EDUCATION to provide knowledge and critical skills for future success
  • FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS to strengthen their bodies and minds and help them thrive
  • HEALTH CARE to fight disease and sickness
  • CHRIST-CENTERED GUIDANCE to overcome fear and hopelessness
  • RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES to protect from crime and violence and provide a shelter from danger


Compassion Supported Children:

Spend an average of 4,000 hours in safe, nurturing programs

Stay in school up to 1.5 years longer than unsponsored peers

Are up to 18% more likely to have salaried employment in their adult years

Are up to 40% more likely to finish secondary education

Are up to 80% more likely to graduate college

Are up to 75% more likely to become leaders in their communities

Child Sponsorship Through Compassion is an Effective Way to Provide Help for Children in Need

A poll of top development economists rated child sponsorship as the most effective long-term development intervention for helping the poor. And our Child Sponsorship Program has been scientifically proven to be effective.

At a cost of only $43 a month, it's surprisingly affordable to help children in a lasting and meaningful way. Plus, the process of how to sponsor a child is simple, easy, and extraordinarily rewarding. Sponsoring a child offers you the opportunity to live out your Christian faith in a tangible way. Some say it is an opportunity to be a missionary without leaving home.

As a sponsor, you will be able to help a child in need through your correspondence, prayers, and encouragement. You'll literally change a child’s life in the present and for the future — possibly for eternity.

By helping a child through sponsorship, you are providing the child with:

  • nutritious food and clean water
  • educational assistance and life-skills training
  • medical checkups, medicine, immunizations, and access to life-saving surgeries and other medical assistance
  • access to disaster relief assistance
  • leadership and mentoring
  • the opportunity to learn about Jesus and experience God’s love firsthand
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Have Questions About Compassion and How We Work?

Donating to a charity is an important decision. So when you’re passionate about a cause and want to make a difference, we encourage you to do your research. Compassion is 100% committed to financial integrity, stewardship and using each dollar wisely. If you have any questions about Compassion or exactly how your donation will be used, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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.