Débora is wearing a yellow shirt with a black pattern on it and a blue jacket. She is also wearing a red and black face mask. She is hugging a bag of beans outside her house.

Celebrate Giving Tuesday With COVID-19 Recovery

What better way to celebrate Giving Tuesday than with a gift to help families in poverty recover and rebuild? Compassion’s Gift Catalog is full of unique ways to make a big impact in the lives of children and their families. New this year are gifts specifically designed to help families impacted by COVID-19. Here are just a few of the gifts you can give this Giving Tuesday to help families overcome the devastating economic hardships caused by the pandemic.

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Farida is wearing an orange and white dress. Beatrice, wearing a red and yellow dress, is holding Farida in front of a mural inside the Compassion center.

How We’re Supporting Children Who May Wait Years for a Vaccine

Today, on World Children’s Day, while young people across the globe wait for COVID-19 relief, Compassion continues to support nearly 2.2 million children and youths — by equipping 8,000-plus church partners to meet immediate physical, spiritual and educational needs.

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A girl wearing pink stands outside a small pink home with a tin roof. There is a fence made of pieces of wood and barbed wire around the home.

When All You Want is a Pink House

After her family was evicted from their home, 5-year-old Deneilis shared a two-bedroom home with 11 other people. Her family had to wait for their relatives to go to bed before they could pull out old mattresses and sleep on the living room floor.
Since the pandemic hit their island community in Colombia, jobs had become scarce. Her father looked for work every day but came home empty-handed all too often. Soon, hunger and stress took their toll on the family.

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COVID-19 Has Created a Crisis of Hunger

The worldwide problems caused by COVID-19 seem nearly impossible to count, but millions in poverty share one obstacle that may eclipse all others: hunger.

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4 Prayers of Praise During a Pandemic

Over the past several months, we’ve asked you to join us in praying specifically for the children and families living in poverty who have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. You answered. And so did God. Today, we want to lift up prayers of praise to our God who has answered our prayers — and who will never forget the hungry, the forgotten or the oppressed.

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How Does the Environment Affect Children in Poverty?

How do changes in the environment affect children and their families on the front lines of poverty? Here are two stories from Uganda that reflect the devastating impact that climate events can have on the well-being of our sponsored children, and the hope that can be provided by Compassion through the local church.

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What God Teaches Us When We’re Forced to Slow Down

What did you do for vacation this summer? I’m guessing that instead of getaways, many of you experienced unexpected changes of all kinds. Each of us has endured significant life interruptions this year that have forced us to slow down. I have too. Here’s what happened when I took a leap of faith — one that sent me backward. I’m sharing my story with the hope that it will encourage you as you navigate yours.

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Kids in Poverty Adapt to the Strange New World of School at Home

In early 2020, we documented children all over the world as they returned to school or began kindergarten for the first time. Just months later, the COVID-19 pandemic saw schools close in almost every country in the world.

As International Literacy Day approaches, we’re sharing these before and after photos of how school has changed for children around the world because of the coronavirus.

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Why You Need to Watch the Unite to Fight Poverty Concert

Experts predict half a billion more people are at risk of being pushed into extreme poverty due to the impact of COVID-19. Now, more than ever, we need to stand together in unity to fight poverty!

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A Surprise Gift for Brazilian Health Workers in Need

Second only to the U.S. in the number of COVID-19 infections worldwide, Brazil has faced supply shortages at its hospitals and health clinics that serve the neediest communities.

But here’s the good news: Brazilian health workers in need of supplies recently received surprise donations — thanks to all the generous people who have given to Compassion’s COVID-19 disaster relief efforts. Here’s an update from Compassion Brazil!

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Julius is wearing a black shirt and a navy hat. He is holding two fish. In front of him are fish on a bucket that he will sell in his neighborhood. Behind him are trees.

Give a Man a Fish Cooler …

Father of three, Julius, lost his job as a minibus driver due to COVID-19 quarantine restrictions. He began buying and selling freshly caught fish instead. But without a freezer, he could only purchase a small amount of fish or risk them spoiling. A financial gift from Compassion’s church partner provided him with a cooler, boosting his business and income.

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A Heartfelt Thank-You Letter From a Mom

Mother of three, Mimi, shares the heartfelt thank-you note she wrote to staff at her daughter’s child development center. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, her husband has been in a leprosy colony and the migrant mother has struggled to provide for her family. Read her letter and be inspired by the impact you are having on families like hers!

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