Using Facebook to Raise Funds for Compassion International

Facebook Fundraising is a powerful tool to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Built upon the world’s largest social network, Facebook Fundraising allows you to share your personal Compassion story, tell your friends and family about your mission, and rally around a goal.

Creating a fundraiser on Facebook for Compassion International is an easy way to advocate for children in poverty and education and mobilize your friends to do the same.

Compassion sponsors at the finish line of a fundraising event

Irene Had Life-Saving Surgery Thanks to a Facebook Fundraiser!

Irene, a beautiful 12-year-old from Burkina Faso, was born with congenital heart disease. From the time she was just a little girl, she couldn’t play with her friends because she’d get too tired. Doctors revealed that if Irene didn’t get surgery, she might die.

Her dad only makes $14 a month as a farmer so how could he possibly afford heart surgery? Which, by the way, isn’t even available in Burkina Faso! Irene seemed doomed.

That’s when an amazing group of people stepped in.

They knew that Irene deserved life. They believed that every little girl, no matter where she is born, has a right to life-saving health care.

They started a Facebook Fundraiser, and these compassionate heroes raised enough money for Irene to fly to Tunisia and get heart surgery! Now Irene is healthy, happy—and planning for her future.

Make a story like Irene’s happen! >

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Who Can Fundraise on Facebook?

Anyone can create a fundraiser for Compassion International – not just sponsors and donors. If you have a heart for kids in poverty and a Facebook account, you can have a powerful impact.

How Do I Start Raising Funds on Facebook?

To create a fundraiser:

Can I Choose Where My Facebook Fundraising Donations Will Go?

Yes! You get to choose. Simply say in the title or description where you want funds to go and we’ll connect the dots.

Donations can go to any of the following areas:

  • Where Most Needed (default): Provide for a variety of essential needs faced by children in poverty, such as: food, water, medical expenses, vaccinations, and school supplies.
  • Water and Sanitation: Rescue children, families, and entire communities from the harmful consequences of water-related diseases.
  • Survival: Empower local churches around the world to care for pregnant mothers and babies, setting them on the path to a bright and healthy future.
  • Health and Nutrition: Safeguard children around the world from illnesses that hamper their development and even threaten their lives.
  • Youth Development: Offer young people the chance to discover their gifts and passions and pursue their God-given purpose in life.
  • Church Mobilization and Discipleship: Connect children and families to caring faith communities.

Facebook Fundraising Donations cannot be allocated to specific countries, communities, families or beneficiaries. If you’d like to donate to the child you sponsor, we suggest you give a family gift.

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