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Sponsor a child in Jesus’ name with Compassion International. For only $43 per month, you can help a child in extreme poverty gain the means to survival. Help us reduce poverty by sponsoring a child.

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Our family has had the honor of sponsoring children with Compassion International for over 20 years. In 2009, when we traveled to Ethiopia to adopt our baby girl, we got to visit the Compassion center and saw the incredible work they are doing there. We got to meet kids they are serving and see the integrity of the work they are doing along with children's names they pray over each week, years of our donations recorded, every letter we sent had been copied and kept. Partnering with local churches around the world, Compassion International is a beautiful picture of Jesus with skin on to the families and children they serve.

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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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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $43 a month connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-driven Child Sponsorship Program.

Your support provides:

  • Medical checkups, which often save lives
  • Nutritious food
  • Health and hygiene training
  • Educational assistance
  • Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
  • Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God. Just imagine how exciting it will be when one day you get to heaven and your sponsored child is there with you because you chose to sponsor him or her.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.

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Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

- James 1:27

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What you receive when you sponsor a child

  • Child sponsorship information packet
  • Letters from your child
  • Photos of your child
  • Option to send letters/photos electronically
What you receive when you sponsor a child

Sponsor a Child: Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sponsor a child with Compassion International?
You can sponsor a child in a variety of ways. Here are the most impactful methods of giving:
  • Monthly sponsorship: Sponsor a child for $43 a month. Your donation goes directly towards your sponsored child's education, healthcare, and much more.
  • Gift Giving: Send a donation for a specific cause, such as the unsponsored children's fund or disaster relief.
  • Non-cash donations: Send small gifts, pictures, postcards, and stickers. There are many other ways to give to a child in poverty. Learn more here.

Sponsor a child today and transform despair into hope.

When you sponsor a child, you can exchange letters, photos and prayers. You can even choose to visit the child you sponsor.

You can change a child's life from one of hardship and loneliness to one of hope and meaning. You have the opportunity to literally bring the love of Christ to a child in need.

Compassion's ministry to children in poverty is unique. Our Child Sponsorship Program is:

  • Church Driven. Compassion is the only child sponsorship organization that works exclusively with local evangelical churches in the developing world.
  • Christ Centered. Our ministry gives every child in our program the opportunity to hear about Jesus Christ.
  • Child Focused. Each child has one sponsor, someone like you, who exchanges letters, photos and prayers and provides necessities like food, health care and educational opportunities.

Sponsoring a child through Compassion allows you to witness a miracle firsthand, following your child's growth as as he or she is nurtured to health, educated and exposed to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

At Compassion, we say that nurturing a child, connecting that child to a local church and having someone like you in a child's life is the most strategic way to make a difference in the life of a child in need.

Change the life of a child in poverty. With your generous donation of only $43 a month, you can sponsor a child in poverty who will receive:

  • medical care
  • clean water and nutritional supplements
  • job skills training
  • mentoring and opportunities for personal development
  • the love and hope that only Christ can give

You may discontinue your child sponsorship at any time.

Each child deserves the hope of Jesus Christ. Will you give one child that blessing? Will you sponsor a child?

Give a child hope for the future and for all eternity. Sponsor a child today!

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Sponsor a child in Jesus' name with Compassion International. Through child sponsorship you can help a child in need gain the means to survive. Help us reduce poverty by sponsoring a child.

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Sponsor a Child Today

Help children living in poverty and empower them to create brighter futures for themselves, their families, their communities and the world. When you sponsor a child, you help break the cycle of poverty by providing access to education, health care and basic necessities.

Children sponsored through Compassion are surrounded by safe, caring adults who know them individually, live out the love of Jesus and offer the specific support they need as they journey out of poverty.

For just $43/month will provide your sponsored child with

Malnutrition monitoring and intervention

Tailored nutritional programs ensure children receive the essential nutrients for healthy development, alongside regular assessments to prevent and address malnutrition.

Regular medical checkups

Scheduled health screenings and medical care safeguard against common health issues, ensuring children grow up healthy and strong.

Individual mentorship and love

Dedicated mentorship provides emotional and social support, fostering a nurturing environment where children feel valued and loved.

Education assistance and skills training

Access to quality education and vocational training equips children with the knowledge and skills needed for a brighter future.

Encouraging words and support

Personalized messages from sponsors offer motivation and a sense of connection, significantly impacting the children's morale and self-worth.

An introduction to the love of God

Spiritual guidance and teachings about God's love offer hope and comfort, enriching children's lives with faith and purpose.
Learn more about how child sponsorship helps.

What you'll receive through sponsorship

Establish a personal relationship with your sponsored child. Enrich your heart and their lives.

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Letters

Letters to and from your sponsored child will allow you to learn about each other’s lives as you offer support and encouragement.

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Photos of Your Sponsored Child

Watch the child you sponsor grow through photos shared from their Compassion center.

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Updates/Prayer Requests

You will receive regular prayer requests for your child and information on local crises that affect them.

Sponsor a Child: Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sponsor a child with Compassion International?
You can sponsor a child in a variety of ways. Here are the most impactful methods of giving:
  • Monthly sponsorship: Sponsor a child for $43 a month. Your donation goes directly towards your sponsored child's education, healthcare, and much more.
  • Gift Giving: Send a donation for a specific cause, such as the unsponsored children's fund or disaster relief.
  • Non-cash donations: Send small gifts, pictures, postcards, and stickers. There are many other ways to give to a child in poverty. Learn more here.