pinterest contest UPDATED: Sept. 28, 2012 – The winners of the contest have all been notified and the names are included in a comment to this post.

Dearly Beloved,

We are gathered here today to learn about a new opportunity to bless your sponsored child.

Electric word, bless, it means to confer divine favor upon, and that’s a mighty good thing.

And I’m here to tell ya. This is how it’ll work.

  1. Create a Pinterest board titled “My Sponsored Child.”
  2. On the board you create,
  3. pinterest contest

    Pin this image to your “My Sponsored Child” board

    • pin the image in this post and associate the following link with the pin:
    • pin any one of the following and tag this second pin with #mysponsoredchild.
      • A photo of you and your sponsored child together.
      • A photo of you with a letter from your sponsored child.
      • A photo of you holding a photo of your sponsored child.
    • pin anything else you want that is relevant to your sponsored child or Compassion.

Once you have created your board, share the URL with us, along with your contact information, using the form at the end of this blog post.

You will receive one contest entry for every repin your “Pin It for My Sponsored Child” pin receives.

You can also enter the contest by sponsoring a child via during the contest period. You will receive 30 contest entries for each child you sponsor.

All winners will be chosen randomly.

Ten separate sponsors will win a $25 gift for their sponsored child.
Five separate sponsors will win a $100 gift for their sponsored child’s family.

The contest runs from Sept. 17 to 23, 2012.

Now, go forth and pin!

[gravityform id=3 name=My Sponsored Child Pinterest Contest Entry Form]

The first person that leaves a comment below with the name of the song I paraphrased at the beginning of this post will receive a free Compassion Bible.

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  1. Elaine Gagne
    Sep 17, 2012
    at 12:31 am

    The name of the song is We Are Gathered Here in Jesus Name.

  2. Sep 17, 2012
    at 6:18 am

    Well….of course you paraphrased “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince. I loved him as a tween. And my mom hated that I loved him. lol

  3. Sep 17, 2012
    at 6:37 am

    That would be Let’s Go Crazy by Prince. Fun contest. May it lead to many sponsorships.

  4. Sep 17, 2012
    at 6:48 am

    Well “Lets Go Crazy” for children in need!!!

  5. Sep 17, 2012
    at 9:17 am

    Is this contest open to ppl who sponsor through Compassion Canada? Or do they have to sponsor through the US account?

    • Jacquie Parella
      Sep 18, 2012
      at 4:00 pm

      Yes it sure is Teresa. But just know that if you sponsor a child as your entry to the contest, it needs to go through Let me know if you have any other questions!

  6. Sep 17, 2012
    at 7:45 pm

    Let’s Go Crazy for this cause.

  7. Sep 17, 2012
    at 8:17 pm

    Let’s Go Crazy… Prince. Not sure if it is good or bad that I know that, but when you grow in the 80’s how could you not know about Prince.

  8. Sep 18, 2012
    at 11:49 am

    Holy Mackerel, how cool that you would paraphrase a Prince song!

  9. Sep 18, 2012
    at 3:43 pm

    Yay, Michelle! I am not sure I am pinning right but trying anyway. Trying to get the word out as much as I can about Compassion. It has forever changed our lives…. the way we do life and see life.


  10. Sep 19, 2012
    at 6:15 am

    Question: Does the picture have to be of ME with a photo of our sponsored children or letters? I tend to think that my daughters are much more photogenic and I am better behind a camera.

    • Shaina Moats
      Sep 19, 2012
      at 7:22 am

      Yes, it does need to be a picture of you. I’m sure your daughters are beautiful though! :)

  11. Sep 19, 2012
    at 9:27 am

    Oops! Submitted the form before I had my board finished. Now it’s ready!

  12. Stephanie
    Sep 19, 2012
    at 10:21 am

    do we have to sponsor through the website? what if we sponsored another way, could we still be entered?

    • Jacquie Parella
      Sep 19, 2012
      at 10:32 am

      Hi Stephanie! If you’ve sponsored a child another way, you can still enter the contest by creating a Pinterest board as outlined in points #1 and #2. But, if you want to enter the contest by only sponsoring a child and not creating a Pinterest board, you have to sponsor through this url: Let me know if you have any other questions! :)

  13. Stephanie
    Sep 19, 2012
    at 10:33 am

    Also-I’ve just created a pinterest account for this contest! Can anybody give me any tips as far as how to get started?

  14. Stephanie
    Sep 20, 2012
    at 2:41 pm

    I am just curious-is there any confirmation e-mail, or after I submitted the form, does that mean I am all entered in?

    • Jacquie Parella
      Sep 20, 2012
      at 4:17 pm

      After you submit your form, you are entered. :)

      • Stephanie
        Sep 20, 2012
        at 8:55 pm


  15. corina lucas
    Sep 22, 2012
    at 7:29 pm

    Pinterest will not let me upload my picture. Can anyone help me?

  16. Sep 22, 2012
    at 9:03 pm

    Just pinned :)

  17. Sep 24, 2012
    at 5:57 pm

    I just created my pinterest and pinned. I know I’m late for the contest but I figured better late than never. It sounded harder than it was :-).

  18. Sep 28, 2012
    at 12:25 pm

    I’d like to thank everyone who participated in our contest. And I apologize that it has taken so long to announce the winners. We received nearly 200 submissions and had five children sponsored as a result of your efforts. Again, thank you.

    The winners are:
    Janet Ridgeway $25 child gift
    Erin Kessler $25 child gift
    Jenn Garcia $25 child gift
    Teresa Oldridge $25 child gift
    Luanne Taylor $25 child gift
    Petie Radicchi $25 child gift
    Yvonne Reynolds $25 child gift
    Brenda Rodgers $25 child gift
    Michelle Johnson $25 child gift
    Cheri Duchrow $25 child gift
    Alyssa Veliquette $100 family gift
    Kayla Groth $100 family gift
    Kimberly Hall $100 family gift
    Emily Muller $100 family gift
    Brianna Bell $100 family gift

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