Combined Federal Campaign

Combined Federal Campaign

Your gifts to Compassion, through the Combined Federal Campaign, help save and transform lives! Here's how...

For the 12-month period ending June 30, 2018:

  • Just over 1.9 Million children were registered in Compassion’s child sponsorship program and were enrolled in education, had healthy meals provided to them each time they visited the child center, and received encouraging letters from their sponsors.
  • Through Compassion’s Health and Nutrition initiatives, 231,822 registered children received medical treatments for everything from common preventable diseases to life-saving procedures.
  • Compassion-supported child development centers received 1,982 new toilet units, providing tens of thousands of children with safe, comfortable and hygienic sanitation facilities that help prevent disease.
  • Through Compassion’s Child Survival initiatives, more than 19,100 mothers and their babies in developing countries received prenatal care, birth assistance, regular health checkups, nutritional supplements and emotional support through trained Survival Specialists.

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How can I participate in this life-changing campaign?

Compassion participates in this campaign through Global Impact. When the campaign kicks off at your workplace, you will be given a pledge card. To give to Compassion, simply write our CFC number (10522) in the space provided.

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How will my gifts make a difference?

Your gifts each month will go toward meeting the most urgent needs of Compassion- assisted children, such as nutritional services, medical assistance, safe water and disaster relief. This vital program covers critical needs beyond what Compassion’s Child Sponsorship Program can cover and offers hope to children who face a daily struggle just to survive.

Can my gifts be used to sponsor a child?

Since Compassion is not in control of when contributions are received through Global Impact, it is not possible to allocate them for sponsorship. Instead, your gift will go toward meeting the most urgent needs of Compassion-assisted children, but please know that you are always welcome to sponsor a child on your own!

CFC Story - A Second Chance at Life

I’m Gabriela and I’m 17 years old. I am currently studying for a technical high school degree in aviation mechanics. I never thought this could be possible. Where I’m from, becoming an aviation mechanic is known as a career for men instead of women, and technical courses aren’t normally affordable for families like mine.

I live 30 minutes away from El Salvador’s international airport so the company that provides maintenance for aircraft offers scholarships here. I was in ninth grade when I became a candidate for one of three aircraft mechanic scholarships. Many of my classmates applied, but in the end, only two other boys and I got them. My mom’s reaction was, “This is a job for boys, not for girls.” Yet, it’s been two years since I won this scholarship. And I am discovering so much about my future and myself.

My first day of class I told myself, “I’m loving this!” It was a whole new world. I learned how to use the welding machine when other boys couldn’t. Now, every time we have to join some metal together, I’m the one who performs the welding. So far I’ve learned things I would have never thought that I could have learned. Proving that whatever a man can do, a woman can do, too.

My mom is the only provider of our family. She works in a factory and gets paid very little, so when I was 9 years old, I was enrolled in the Compassion child development center at Iglesia Evangelica Pan de Vida church near my home.

Since the school scholarship only includes the registration and monthly fees, I knew that I needed extra money for other expenses. Many of these expenses are paid for by the Compassion center, including my books.

The company that provided my current scholarship invites us to the airport facilities annually and I am filled with hope because at the end of this three-year scholarship, they have promised to hire me as an aircraft mechanic!

Thank you for considering giving to Compassion through the Combined Federal Campaign. The heartfelt contributions from people like you are making an incredible difference in the lives of children around the world.

Questions about CFC? Please feel free to contact us. We’ll be glad to help.

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