People in the U.S. spend about $16 billion on unwanted Christmas gifts each year. Gifts that are discarded, donated or re-gifted. Instead of spending our generosity on things people don’t want, how can we be more intentional with our gift giving?Continue Reading ›
You just wrote your first letter to the child your sponsor. Now what? When can you send your next letter and how often should you write to him or her?Continue Reading ›
#SponsorSelfieDay is coming on Saturday, Sept. 15. Join the global movement by posting a selfie or video on social media with a photo of the child you sponsor to show how simple it is to help change the life of one child living in poverty!
On today’s Compassion Letter Club blog, meet the dedicated tutors at Pentecostal Child Development Center in Honduras. They’ll encourage you in your letter journey with a behind-the-scenes look at letter-writing day and how they help the students connect with their sponsors!
Compassion students in Guatemala and Bangladesh share their big professional dreams. Learn how you can help them unleash their God-given potential and reach the future they’ve imagined!
We know that the compassionate people who partner with us to release children from poverty are pretty special. That’s why it came as no surprise when our friends at Barna discovered this not-so-hidden truth about people who care for children in extreme poverty.
You saw me every day. You saw who I really was in spite of appearances, abilities and economic status. You saw who I could become.
There are more than a billion bicycles in the world. Used for sport, work and regular old transportation. In the impoverished communities in which we work, a bicycle can mean so much more than just that thing that gets you from point A to point B. Bicycles are sometimes the catalyst for a little hope.
Let’s be honest, getting a Compassion letter is such a joy that we all – children in the program included – want our letters to arrive quickly! But what goes into the process of getting letters to and from sponsors and how long does it take? We asked the folks who have the answers!
After a sponsor composes those special words. After traveling through cyberspace or snail mail. After translation and delivery to the Compassion center. After getting placed into the eagerly awaiting hands of a student …. Where does that love-in-a-letter actually end up? Rather than tell you, we’ll let some of the students show you where they keep all their written treasures from their sponsors!
How can you measure compassion? There are simply no numbers in the world that can reflect the eternal impact of one person displaying compassion for another. But the tracking and reporting of resources entrusted to us is one small but vitally important way we can quantify your faithful act of compassion in partnering with us.
The students of Elim Student Center in Taboso, Indonesia, share about the big Christmas celebration they have at the church every year, the gifts they received from their sponsors, and even what they would have brought baby Jesus if He had been born in Taboso. Their delightful stories are guaranteed to remind you why this really is one the most wonderful times of the year!