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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She Has the Best Tools to Build Her Bright Future

In Lucerito’s community, professions like carpentry and making furniture were often considered to be only for men. Then, she grabbed a hammer and impressed everyone.

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What Gift Does the Child You Sponsor Get at Christmas?

Each year more than 1.9 million children in Compassion’s programs receive their very own Christmas present through the Christmas Gift Fund. For some children, it’s the only gift they’ll receive all year. And there are only a few days left for you to make sure the child you sponsor – and every child we serve around the globe– receives a handpicked gift just for them!

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How Often Should You Write to the Child You Sponsor?

You just wrote your first letter to the child your sponsor. Now what? When can you send your next letter and how often should you write to him or her?

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How to Fight Defeatism About Poverty in the World

“Every group of people I ask thinks the world is more frightening, more violent, and more hopeless — in short, more dramatic — than it really is,” says Hans Rosling, author of Factfulness. What contributes to this sense of defeatism about poverty and how we can fight against it?

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10 Possessions Kids Living in Poverty Treasure the Most

From remote, isolated tribal communities to bustling cities and crowded slums, 10 children in our Child Development Sponsorship Program share the possessions they treasure the most. Their answers are sure to make you smile!

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Joy to the World: The Anthem YOU Can Share

Christmas is near — giving us peace, cheer and bringing much joy to the world. But its greatest gift is something special that we just have to share!

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New Moms: 3 Mothers Get the Chance to Have a First Hello

Each day, more than 7,200 babies die from preventable causes — from premature birth and delivery complications to dehydration, diarrhea and disease. But we know it doesn’t have to be that way! Meet three brave new mothers in Uganda and their adorable babies who were given hope and the precious chance at their “first hello.”

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Pastors Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Impact of Your Letters

Pastors from our church partners around the world share just how your letters are making an incredible impact in the life of the child or teen you are sponsoring.

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This Is How Grace Lives Without Limits

Many in Grace’s community saw her disabilities as a curse and even suggested to take her life. But her mother would go to great lengths to ensure she was safe, loved and could live without limits.

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#SponsorSelfieDay Is Sept.15: Join the Global Movement!

#SponsorSelfieDay is coming on Saturday, Sept. 15. Join the global movement by posting a selfie or video on social media with a photo of the child you sponsor to show how simple it is to help change the life of one child living in poverty!

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Who Helps the Children Write Letters to You?

On today’s Compassion Letter Club blog, meet the dedicated tutors at Pentecostal Child Development Center in Honduras. They’ll encourage you in your letter journey with a behind-the-scenes look at letter-writing day and how they help the students connect with their sponsors!

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Dear Sponsors, Kids Share What They Love Most About You

Sponsors give love, joy and so many smiles! We asked Compassion students in Sri Lanka about their sponsors, and they shared how much they really mean to them.

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