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?
Learn why these five gifts from the Compassion Gift Catalog that are the “least popular” are so very important to the children and families we serve.
Young women around the world are affected by what’s referred to as period poverty. Being unable to afford feminine hygiene products can lead to serious problems for these girls. But this community in Uganda is combatting period poverty – even the men are getting involved to support their wives and daughters!
In the wake of war brought on by Joseph Kony and the LRA, this village in Uganda was left in devastation and great need. Until the church, in partnership with Compassion, stepped in to transform their community.
We’re up to our eyeballs in cute kids over here (both the human and goat variety)! Cast your vote for your favorite adorable goat picture and your choice just might end up in Compassion’s Gift Catalog!
In many impoverished communities, menstruation is a stigmatized issue shrouded in silence, secrecy and shame. Here are just three personal and societal aspects of life that are restricted when menstruation becomes an unmentionable part of being female.
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.
Imagine a plague of tiny insects running wild in your community, biting children in their beds while they sleep. Imagine each bite poisoning their blood with deadly parasites. Imagine one child every 30 seconds dying of malaria. Then imagine stopping this killer disease. In one community in West Africa, it was done.
World AIDS Day is coming up on Dec. 1. This disease affects millions of people and many of the communities and children we serve around the globe. And it’s not alone. Test your knowledge of the health issues and medical conditions confronting children living in poverty with this quiz.
Have you ever wondered why livestock are in the catalog every year? How could something we associate with a petting zoo really help release children from poverty? We were hoping you would ask! These stories will show you how a goat, a chicken and a cow changed the lives of three families we serve.
After Hurricane Matthew struck, supporters around the world responded, giving more than $2 million to help those whose homes and livelihoods were smashed. Here’s the amazing work that was done and families’ lives that were changed with those funds.