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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You Foster Generosity When You Give a Christmas Gift

What if your Christmas gift did more than just bring joy to one child? What if your one act of giving helped foster generosity in an entire city? This is the case for a small island community in Indonesia. Through your gifts, Christmas giving became contagious!

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How to Write Your Compassion Letters to Be Age Appropriate

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 down to the right age and start writing!

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Who Have You Invited to Your Table?

For years I traveled to the countries where this ministry serves children living in desperate poverty. I’d sit and listen to the children and their families’ stories. The gap between us seemed so wide even though we were sitting right next to each other. But then we’d share a meal. And the gap couldn’t stand up to this act of breaking bread.

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Your Selfie Can Help Change the Life of a Child in Poverty

On Saturday, Sept. 16, post a selfie on social media with a photo of the child you sponsor for #SponsorSelfieDay to show how simple it is to help change the life of a child living in poverty.

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How to Raise Brave Kids in a World Keeping Them Afraid

Parenting in our generation is so different than our parents’ generation, isn’t it? I don’t know whether it is an intense need for control or the fact that we are surrounded by voices who are trying to convince us we aren’t safe. Whatever the cause, we parent with the brakes on.

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My Favorite Thing My Sponsor Wrote Me Was…

When asked, “What’s your favorite part of a letter?” the answer is easy for many sponsored youths. Eight children and teens answer this very question in the month’s edition of the Compassion Letter Club!

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You Will Never Know How Much Your Words Matter

If you could cross-stitch something to a pillow and send it to the child or teen you sponsor, what would it say? Words to live by, in a place where you can see them every day.

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How to Crush Boredom Together as a Family

If you’re a family who confronts boredom with either planning or panic, look no further. Here are a few family activities to crush boredom together.

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UPDATE: 11-Year-Old Steven Needs Your Help After a Violent Attack

While playing outside his home in Ecuador, Steven was violently attacked by neighborhood teens. Now in critical condition and holding on for life, he needs your help and prayers.

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Stop Feeling Like a Bad Sponsor for Not Writing

Feeling a twinge of guilt for not writing to the child or teen you sponsor? If you think that makes you a bad sponsor, we want to tell you … you’re not!

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21 Heartwarming Photos of Parents From Around the World

In this photo gallery, you can see the journey of parents around the world. And through that glimpse, may you take away a deeper understanding of the love of a parent. Every parent.

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