Why It Matters When You Volunteer

Showing up is hard. Sometimes it’s hard to believe our single act of showing up will make a difference at all. But when we’re able to see the big picture, we find that it is vital. When you show up, it matters … and not just to the people you’re helping. Let’s look at some reasons why.

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23 Resources Every New Sponsor Needs to Know About

You just joined the Compassion family by investing in the future of a child in poverty through sponsorship. Now what? Check out these must-see resources to begin your new sponsor journey!

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Translating Love: An Interview With a Letter Translator

Compassion has thousands of staff and volunteers around the world, working faithfully to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Read insights from one of our letter translators who translates the thoughts of sponsors and children with so much love and dedication!

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Randy Alcorn: A Better Kind of Abundance

There’s an unmistakable sign of an overflowing, abundant life that comes from knowing Jesus, the author of life: generosity to others.

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International Literacy Day: A Tale of Two Girls

Every child deserves the same access to quality education. But they don’t all get it. Meet two girls, both who live in poverty but whose educational stories are very different.

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5 Resources That Will Help You Build a Compassionate Family

We are excited to introduce you to five resources, all with the express purpose of helping you disciple your families while building hearts of compassion!

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How Long Does It Take for My Letters to Be Delivered?

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!

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3 Children Share Their Top Letter-Writing Tips

We know letter writing can be a challenge for all of us. So we went right to the source and asked children what letter-writing tips they would give their sponsors!

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Can the Enneagram Help You Respond to Poverty?

We serve a God who cares deeply for the marginalized in society. The Bible is filled with holy calls for justice and compassion. But sometimes this call seems so colossal, we don’t know where to begin. But when we understand how we’re wired, our journey in helping those around us can become much more robust and tangible.

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How to Help Orphans Without Adopting

The Bible instructs us to take up the cause of the fatherless, but how do we do that? Here are four practical ways to help orphans.

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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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Report: Hunger Is on the Rise Around the World

According to a new report, the number of people around the world who are hungry is growing.

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How to Write Your Sponsored Child No Matter Their Age

No matter the age of the child you sponsor, we’ve got some ideas for you to make letter-writing just a little easier! Just scroll to the right age and start writing!

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Help! These “kids” are so cute, we can’t make up our mind!

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!

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