cruising-clunker-carsChristmas is that time of year when the news media loves to write about the great things you all are doing as sponsors and donors. A recent OC Register article talks about one donor in Southern California who has put a new “spin” on God’s command to be charitable to the poor and needy. He’s driving clunkers and giving what would be a monthly car payment to Compassion. He’s also encouraging others to do the same.

Read the story for yourself, and let me know if you are aware of anyone – maybe even yourself – who has come up with creative ways to give to those who are in need.

Photo by Niyaz Pirani, The Orange County Register

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  1. Dec 10, 2008
    at 6:22 pm

    I’m doing a promotion myself with webdesign. All of the proceeds till the end of the month will go towards sponsorships for the children that I sponsor.


  2. Sarah Hamze
    Dec 11, 2008
    at 8:48 am

    What an inventive and aweseome way to help the kids! :)

  3. Dec 11, 2008
    at 2:22 pm

    Craig is sweet!!!

    He has some great ideas!!!

  4. Dec 11, 2008
    at 2:23 pm


    I mean Mike.

    Sorry Mike!

  5. Kim Edge
    Dec 11, 2008
    at 9:29 pm

    When the President gave out tax refunds to help the economy, he didn’t specify WHICH COUNTRY’S economy 😉 So I gave my refund to my sponsor child and her family in Ethiopia. And if we get another refund I will do the same thing! :)


  6. Heather
    Dec 12, 2008
    at 11:26 am

    I read the article and this man is a genius..Why drive a brand new car when a perfectly good old car will work? I drive an old 1992 Honda Civic..Most people don’t NEED a brand new car-they just want it. :) Imagine how much money he saves on insurence too! :)

  7. Allyson
    Mar 24, 2012
    at 3:15 pm

    I am in middle school so instead of asking for gifts for my birthday I ask people to give money for my sponosred child in India.

    • Mar 25, 2012
      at 3:06 pm

      That is really cool! You are inspiring those who would give gifts and at the same time blessing your sponsored child!
      Hope you have a happy birthday (whenever it is) :)

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