Critique Our New Blog Design

The time has come — and some would say it’s way overdue — for our blog to get a new look. But not just a new look, a better design — one that is more intuitive to navigate and makes it easier for you to find the older content you’re interested in.

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Tell Us How We’re Doing

Everyone in our contact center wants to provide the best service possible to you, at all times. But at this time, we don’t have a way to measure how we are doing with this.

Please consider this blog post an open forum to let us know about your experiences calling and e-mailing Compassion, good and bad! Whatever you have to say, we want to hear about it.

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Three Things All Sponsors Should Know

What three things do you wish someone had told you when you first began sponsoring a child? What three things do you wish you understood about our child sponsorship program?

We asked numerous employees throughout our organization the same questions, but with a twist. We asked them to share the three things they thought you should know, based on the questions they frequently receive.

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Charles in Charge: By Design of the Master

Both of Charles’ parents labored hard in the rice paddies all day long but brought home little money. When Charles mother got sick, they did not have money to take her to the hospital.

Charles never found out why she was sick. She just grew weaker by the day, until finally she died. He still wonders if the disease his mother succumbed to was curable.

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An Intervention on Beauty’s Behalf

Beauty lost her older sister, Ratna, of tuberculosis in 2008. Ratna’s sudden death left everyone in the family emotionally broken and disintegrated.

In the midst of their grief, the whole family had to undergo a series of medical tests for their safety. The test results uncovered a shocking fact; Beauty tested positive and was in the first stage of tuberculosis.

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A SandStory About Children in Poverty

Joe Castillo developed this SandStory presentation to highlight the need of poor children around the world. The song, “Invisible Children” was written and performed by Chris McCall. Guess who shows up at the end of this SandStory.

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Who Are the Highly Vulnerable Children We Serve?

Destu and her brother lost their parents and were left under the care of their aunt, who was also a prostitute. Destu assumed the responsibility of raising her brother and managing the house since their aunt was never at home to care for them.

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Who Cares About the Poor?

If I cared, I’d be more like Bono or Mother Teresa or even Wess Stafford — someone with influence and name recognition, someone with a story. If I cared, I’d do more, right? If I cared, I’d dedicate my life to serving the poor — as their champion, as their savior.

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A Skeptic’s View on Child Sponsorship

A friend of ours in Facebook, Sara Campion, brought this Relevant Magazine article to our attention yesterday. It starts off with some questions we hear quite a bit. “Do you ever wonder what happens to that $35 you donate every month to a child […]

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Fewer Children Are Dying

Good news from the government is pretty rare. Good news in the media is even more rare. So when I read this headline the other day, I smiled: “WHO sees good progress on UN health goals for poor.” According to a recent study by the U.N.’s World […]

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