See How Lives Can Change When You Donate Livestock

A young boy wearing a red T-shirt holds a black and white goat. He is standing in front of a structure made of mud and wood.

In 9-year-old Derick’s village in eastern Uganda, fathers have passed on poverty to their children for generations. Joseph, Derick’s father, was not going to be any different. It took a gift in the form of livestock to break the cycle.

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Celebrate Giving Tuesday With COVID-19 Recovery

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.

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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How Will You Surprise Your Family This Year?

Recently, we asked our friends on Compassion’s Facebook page to share how they use the Compassion Gift Catalog to give in honor of their friends and family. We heard so many amazing stories, but Holly’s really stood out! We love how she uses the catalog to bless her entire family — especially those on a difficult journey!

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A woman holds a girl on her hip, standing on a dirt road.

How Healing One Girl’s Heart Is Healing a Whole Community

Mariam is something of a celebrity in her Ugandan community. Everyone wants to share the story of the 6-year-old’s incredible transformation. To her neighbors and fellow sponsored children, Mariam is a reason to hope — even when the future looks about as bleak as it can get.

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A girl in a white dress stands next to a black and white goat.

What Really Happens When You Give a Goat?

Have you ever wondered what actually happens when you give a goat to charity? Learn how a Ugandan family’s entire livelihood was transformed by livestock given through Compassion’s Gift Catalog.

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A collage of three pictures of children standing outside holding goats.

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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How to Not Waste $50 on Unwanted Gifts for Christmas

How to Not Waste $50 on Unwanted Gifts This Christmas

People in the U.S. spend about $16 billion on unwanted Christmas gifts each year. Gifts that are discarded, donated or re-gifted. Instead of spending our generosity on things people don’t want, how can we be more intentional with our gift giving?

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Unpopular Gifts Nobody Buys and Why You Should

5 Important Gifts Nobody Buys – and Why YOU Should!

Learn why these five gifts from the Compassion Gift Catalog that are the “least popular” are so very important to the children and families we serve.

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The Reasons Why These Kids Love Their Dads Are the Best!

For this Father’s Day, we asked the children we serve around the world to tell us why they love their dads so much. Their answers were simply priceless!

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The Story of Noah and His Hearts

The Remarkable Boy With More Than One Heart

Noah, a young boy in Ghana, felt like his chest was ripping. His heart wasn’t working properly and he needed God to make a way for him.

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This Is What Happens When You Give Livestock to Families in Poverty

This Is What Happens When You Give Livestock to Families in Poverty

Have you ever wondered why livestock are in the catalog every year? How could something we associate with a petting zoo really help release children from poverty? We were hoping you would ask! These stories will show you how a goat, a chicken and a cow changed the lives of three families we serve.

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5 Easy Ways to Encourage Kids to Fight Poverty

5 Easy Ways to Encourage Kids to Fight Poverty

I often wish I knew more when I was younger. I wish I grasped that even though I was young, I could still make a difference. It doesn’t take living in a country with extreme economic disparity for children to begin learning about poverty. Here are five easy ways you can encourage your kids, no matter their age, to become poverty fighters!

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