Become an International Pen Pal — with a Bigger Purpose!

For years, becoming a pen pal with someone across the world has been a great way to learn about another culture, cultivate new friendships, and even practice another language.

When you sponsor a child, your sponsored child receives much needed support that goes way beyond a letter. It’s more than just an international pen pal.

How it Works

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In a world where more than a billion children live on less than $2 a day, child sponsorship is a strategic way to provide children with compassion, resources and hope. You can be a part of changing a child's world.

For $43/month, you will provide a child living in poverty with:
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that unlocks the potential within their heart

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to defeat illiteracy and provide critical skills

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to protect against malnutrition

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to fight back against disease and sickness

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through a local church to overcome fear and hopelessness

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to protect from crime, violence, and danger


“I feel like I am able to have a part of something important...”

A great program that changes lives! I think Compassion is a great program that really helps to make a difference in a child's life. I feel like I am able to have a part of something important and love to get the letters from the child and write to her. I feel like Compassion does a good job of trying to keep you updated on what is going on in your child's country or community. I am thankful for this opportunity and encourage others to do so as well. You can make a difference!

“God opened a door for me to be a sponsor”

I am a sponsor to four beautiful kids. Three little girls and on little boy. I have a girl in Honduras, a girl in Dominican Republic, a girl in Haiti and my little boy is in Africa. I have been trying to sponsor for so many years and once I found out about corresponding, God opened a door for me to be a sponsor. I am so blessed to have the kids I do. To know there are kids who look forward to the letters I send. Means the world to me :)

“I am definitely assured that God is working through this company.”

I have only been sponsoring through Compassion for less than a year and already I talk to as many people as I can about getting involved with this company. I am definitely assured that God is working through this company. It seems like almost every time I'm having a bad day or I just need an energy boost, God works it out that I receive a letter from one of my beloved sponsor kids right on that day that boosts my spirits right up! I encourage everyone to get involved with this company!

“I started my 2nd sponsorship this year!”

One of the best decisions I've ever made. I've been a sponsor for 6 years. My 1st child is a boy in India. It's been a joy to receive his letters, drawings, photos, and to watch him grow into a young man. He graduated high school and is attending a vocational school to learn a trade. I'm so proud of him! I got to meet him and visit his school and home several years ago. What I saw vastly exceeded my expectations, and cemented my belief that this program transforms children's lives. I started my 2nd sponsorship this year!

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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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