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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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What Can I Share in Letters to the Child I Sponsor?

Ideas for writing the child or teen you sponsor are a very popular topic on the Compassion blog, on Pinterest, on Facebook … pretty much everywhere. Here are some great things to try … as well as avoid.

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3 Fun Things for Kids on the New Compassion Explorer Website

Calling all parents, teachers, ministry leaders and grandparents. We want to share with you three fun things for kids on the new Compassion Explorer website!

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Children Share Beautiful Reasons They Love Their Moms

For Mother’s Day, we asked children in our program to share reasons why they love their mothers. Here are their beautiful answers about the strong, loving women who raised them. “I love you mom, because…”

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5 Powerful Prayers for Children Affected by Poverty

You want to pray for children to be released from poverty. But where would you even start? Here are five powerful prayers you can make.

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Who Translates Your Words of Love to the Child You Sponsor?

You and the child you sponsor have grown close through the letters you write. But neither of you speak each other’s language. Ever wondered who translates your words of love to the child you sponsor?

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A Staggering Drop in Malaria Deaths in Just One Year

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.

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4 Easy Ways to Share Your Heart for Children in Poverty at Work

Did you know that you spend more than 2,000 hours every year with your co-workers? They’re wonderful people to share your passions with. But how do you talk about your heart for children in poverty at work? Here are four easy ways!

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One Year After Peru Flooding: Thank You for Your Support

Last year, you responded to disastrous flooding in Peru that affected hundreds of thousands of people. Because you acted quickly, thousands of children and their families have been aided to restore their homes and communities. Many of the children you helped want to share their stories with you.

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Their Amazing Love Helps Boy With Cerebral Palsy to Be Happy and Thrive

David was born with cerebral palsy and requires extensive care. Today, he is thriving thanks to the exceptional love of his grandmother, his sponsor and Compassion tutors.

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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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11 Remarkable Photos of “Tiny Homes” in the Developing World

The tiny house movement that’s sweeping North America is actually nothing new. People have always found peace in the simplicity of tiny homes. Here are some remarkable photos of tiny homes from communities where we work in the developing world.

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New Updates to the Compassion App: How to Easily Engage With the Child You Sponsor

We’ve updated the Compassion iOS App with new ways to easily engage with the child you sponsor. It’s convenient, saves you time, and means the world to them.

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