Child development specialists say that 18-year-old Emilda Soriano has the mental capacity of a 3-year-old. But this hasn’t prevented her from qualifying to represent the Philippines in track and field at the International Special Olympics in Athens, Greece this summer. Let’s raise the money to send Emilda to Greece.
Based on your votes, the most popular charity will receive $50,000 and the five runners-up will receive $10,000 each.
In the true spirit of Christmas, please remember that the wise men came and gave gifts to Him and not to each other. Our own personal fasts might be the best gifts that we could ever provide to God — the giving of ourselves through a focused time of prayer and devotion to Him.
At Compassion, World AIDS Day is a day of gratitude for caring friends like you who have so generously given to ease the suffering, in Jesus’ name, of the AIDS-affected children and families we serve together. Thank you for taking to heart the Bible’s command in 1 John 3:18 to “not love with words or…
We can easily educate ourselves with books, the Internet, visits to the doctor, etc. However, these resources aren’t as readily available to those in the developing world surviving on less than $1.25 a day. The truth about HIV is that it’s a preventable and treatable disease.
It’s our great honor to announce that Valeri Bure and Katia Gordeeva won the Battle of the Blades! With Val’s share of the $100,000 grand prize, we will be fully funding a Child Survival Program in the Dominican Republic, rescuing moms and babies from danger — and giving them the opportunity to take their first…
Katia and Val’s routine was amazing; the couple knew they had to bring their game up to a whole new level to stay alive. Impressive lifts wouldn’t be enough. So they pulled out some incredibly intricate, flawless footwork. The routine was superb, all of us in the audience loved it, and the judges agreed!
In this video, our president, Wess Stafford, describes a simple moment he witnessed that epitomizes the kind of action that can cause a child’s confidence to skyrocket. As you watch it, we hope it brings to mind similar experiences in your life that you will share with us!
After a week off thanks to last week’s special “do-over” episode, a rested Katia Gordeeva and Valeri Bure performed phenomenally. Once again, they received the top score from the judges with a 17.8.
We are ecstatic that Valeri is continuing on to the next round of the Battle of the Blades. Next week sees all the survivors of Round Four take a break to make way for a second chance for one of the eliminated pairs to return to the competition.
Valeri Bure is back on the ice — this time as a competitor on Battle of the Blades, airing Sundays and Mondays on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. And he’s competing for Compassion.
This week, Val and Katia performed a difficult program in a dance-themed episode that resulted in a second place score of 17.4 from the judges.
The voters sent them into the bottom two for the competition, resulting in a skate-off against fellow competitors Violetta Afanasieva and PJ Stock.
Last week, despite receiving top scores, Val and Katia found themselves in the bottom two in viewer votes (which could have resulted in their elimination!). The judges saved the pair and they came back to compete in Sunday’s episode — the result?
Katia and Val are considered the ones to beat, once again receiving the top…
Watch Battle of the Blades on CBC every week. NHL great Valeri Bure (of the Calgary Flames), is competing this year—and has named Compassion Canada as his charity! If you think his performance is the best, vote for Valeri and his partner every Sunday night by email, text or phone.
The past three Monday’s we’ve given away free Compassion tee shirts, and today is no different. Coming to you live from the Compassion store, where you can purchase an identical twin if you like – a shirt, not a person – is our Make a Difference tee.
The tee shirt up for grabs is the…
Week three of the Compassion Tee Party is here. And because yesterday was Mother’s Day, we’re ponying up a free Child Survival Program tee shirt – to celebrate moms and the children they care for.
Visit the Compassion store to discover the meaning of the Hindi phrase on the shirt, then leave a comment letting…
Welcome to your latest chance to win a free Compassion tee shirt. This week our tee party headliner is this fashionable gem, the Compassion Fade Tee.
Visit the Compassion store to see the tee work its fade magic altogether in one image. And while there, it’d be okay if you liked it so much…
What do you see when you look at this word cloud created from last week’s blog posts?
We see a fish, think ichthys and chuckle that even a random algorithm gets our spiritual inspiration.
Tell us what connection you make from the Wordle word cloud and you’ll be entered to win this Compassion tee shirt.…
More specifically, do you sponsor a child in one of these three child development centers in El Salvador?
ES526, Bethel Student Center
ES808, Cachorros de León Student Center
ES782, Comisión de Amor Student Center
If you do sponsor a child in one of those three centers, let us know. These are the centers that the CompassionBloggers will visit…
It’s a scary, beautiful road when we leave the comfort of the familiar to forge a new path.
For two years, I worked as an assistant for the International Program Group Communications team. I had an incredible boss who encouraged me to pursue my passions. I flourished under his leadership as I learned more about my…
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Make a donation to Compassion International through our Facebook Cause.
The 2009 America’s Giving Challenge has begun, and through the Giving Challenge, the Case Foundation will give away a total of $170,000 in daily and overall prizes to non-profits over the next month.
America’s Giving Challenge offers Compassion a great opportunity to…
Our friends at Kerusso, creators of this incredibly fine-looking Live for Him apparel*, have offered up some T-shirts for this little thing we’re doing.
Beginning later today and continuing through Friday, October 2, we will periodically update our Facebook fan page status with questions about this here blog.
If you answer the question correctly and are…
Last week we asked if you’d be interested in receiving a Compassion magazine for kids ages 8 to 12. Many of you said, “Absolutely!”
Because of your responses, we’re moving forward and mailing our first issue this January.
And now, we’re inviting your kids to submit the following materials for a chance to be published in the…