Unsponsored Children's Fund - Compassion International

Unsponsored Children Fund

Although children who are newly registered into Compassion's program are available almost instantly for sponsorship, more often than not it takes time to connect a sponsor with a child — often several months. Compassion is committed to helping registered children from day one. So to bridge the gap between registration and sponsorship, we created the Unsponsored Children's Fund. The fund delivers stability through sponsorship benefits such as:

  • learning or educational opportunities
  • Christian training
  • social development

The children's parents and program staff take heart when they see Compassion benefits at work for the children they love, even as they wait and hope for sponsors. When you donate to the Unsponsored Children's Fund, you are sharing the love of God with these children and, during their earliest days in Compassion's program, giving them hope for the future. Make a tax-deductible donation to the Unsponsored Children's Fund today.

Unsponsored Children Help Children Waiting for a Sponsor

Your donation gives a waiting child access to the same program benefits provided to sponsored children - meals, tutoring and medical attention.

How Does Compassion Help?

Approximately 90,000 children are enrolled in Compassion programs while they wait for a sponsor. When we register a new child, it takes an average of three months to find a sponsor for that child. Because of the Unsponsored Children fund, these waiting children may receive:

  • Nutritious meals to combat hunger
  • Health assessments to identify medical needs
  • Lessons in reading, writing and math
  • Training for proper hygiene practices
  • The opportunity to hear about God’s love for them

Your donation will speak hope into the heart of a child by supplying critical resources and the opportunity to be included in a Compassion program while they wait for a sponsor. That’s what this fund is really all about – standing in the gap on behalf of children living in poverty.

80.7% Directly to Program
19.3% Supporting Activities
  • 600 Million children around the world live in extreme poverty
  • 22,000 children die everyday because of poverty
  • 3 Months the average time it takes for a registered child to be sponsored

Sources: www.childinfo.org, www.crin.org, www.who.int, www.unaids.org, www.unicef.org


Everyday, We Help Children Like Valerie

Valerie Nikiema was enrolled in her local Compassion project for two years while waiting for a sponsor.

During her wait, Valerie wrote a colorful letter to her future sponsor every Thursday while praying for God to send her a real life sponsor. In two years, Valerie wrote 64 letters to a special person she’d yet to meet. Sadly, many were never sent.

Today, Valerie has a sponsor! She joyfully sends new letters to her sponsor, who has sent several pictures and letters back in response. Today, Valerie and her sponsor share a very special bond.

Your donation to the Unsponsored Children’s fund gives Child Development Center workers the resources to provide for children like Valerie, teach them about God’s grace and plan, and give them hope they will soon have a sponsor.

Give Today and provide for a child waiting for a sponsor


suggested amount $10

One Time

suggested amount $50

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With Compassion, your donation is used wisely to help children around the world.


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An Organization You Can Believe In.

“As an organization, Compassion is very open with their records. They send a yearly financial analysis and have been recommended highly for their charity. My personal experience has been just as good! Compassion is worth trusting and believing in!”

– Sarah in Hillsboro, Oregon

Please call us at (800) 336-7676 to speak to a Compassion representative.
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