10 Center Directors Share Why Your Letters Matter

Two children sit outside on a porch, reading letters.

A few months ago, we asked every single Compassion center director around the world about the impact letters from sponsors have on the children at their center. And their answers are pretty incredible. Get ready to be inspired.

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Potty Talk: The History of the Toilet and Why It Matters

Two girls stand outside a bathroom, giggling.

Today is a good day for some potty talk. And no, I’m not talking about the kind we scold kids for! I think we should talk about actual toilets today, specifically the history of the toilet. Do you know why? Because World Toilet Day is coming up — a day set apart to bring attention to the global sanitation crisis — and because the history of the toilet has passed many people by. So, I say we get down to business and talk toilets.

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Two boys in Uganda hug Christmas gifts.

Everything You Need to Know About Giving a Christmas Gift

Our Christmas Gift Program is an amazing way to give a child in poverty a present this holiday season. Get all your questions answered about how it works!

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A man stoops on the ground with a young boy on his back.

6 Ways to Write Your Child As If You’ve Met Them

You may never have the chance to visit your sponsored child, but you can learn from those who have visited tips on how to write great letters!

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Two young girls sit inside on a step in front of a red wall, smiling.

How Can Good Friends Help Break the Cycle of Poverty?

This International Day of Friendship, join us in celebrating friendship by learning how important friendship is to children living in poverty — and praying for those special friendships.

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A boy in Burkina Faso wearing a green and blue checked shirt holds his hands together in praying while smiling at the camera. He is in a classroom surrounded by other children praying.

How to Pray with Compassion on This National Day of Prayer

This Thursday, May 2, is the National Day of Prayer. Prayer is a critical part of Compassion’s ministry. We believe it is key in releasing children from poverty! As the National Day of Prayer approaches, we want to not only pray for our country, but for the countries around the world where Compassion works. Will you join us in this effort?

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A young girl in the Philippines in a pink shirt makes a heart shape with her hands in front of her, singing and looking to the front of the class. She is in a classroom surrounding by kids doing the same thing.

Experience the Joy of Easter Through a Child’s Eyes

Have you ever wondered what the child you sponsor learns about Easter at the Compassion center? Step into a classroom to experience it through a child’s eyes!

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How Does Giving a Gift Help People in Poverty?

How Does Giving a Gift Help People in Poverty?

Have you ever given a Family Gift to the child you sponsor — or thought about giving one? Read the heartwarming stories of just a few families whose burdens have been lifted by the generosity of sponsors through a Family Gift!

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5 Ways to Be a More Consistent Letter Writer This Year

5 Ways to Be a More Consistent Letter Writer This Year

It’s a new year, and you have bright plans to write the child you sponsor more. Want to know some easy ways to help this important habit last all year?

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5 Easy Ways to Encourage Kids to Fight Poverty

5 Easy Ways to Encourage Kids to Fight Poverty

I often wish I knew more when I was younger. I wish I grasped that even though I was young, I could still make a difference. It doesn’t take living in a country with extreme economic disparity for children to begin learning about poverty. Here are five easy ways you can encourage your kids, no matter their age, to become poverty fighters!

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My Favorite Thing My Sponsor Wrote Me Was…

When asked, “What’s your favorite part of a letter?” the answer is easy for many sponsored youths. Eight children and teens answer this very question in the month’s edition of the Compassion Letter Club!

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