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COMPASSION CHILD SPONSORSHIP

It Works It Works!

Compassion sponsored children are more likely to grow up to be employed, and leaders in their communities and churches.


  • 6,000 projects

    6000+

    Projects

  • 100,000 lives changed

    1.6 million

    Lives Changed

  • 26 countries

    26

    Countries

For every $1 donated

80% goes to program, 20% to administration

80% goes to program

20% goes to administration

Compassion Child Sponsorship. It Works.

  • Christ

    Christ

    Compassion child sponsorship works because of Christ.
    The reason Compassion exists, Christ transforms lives. 

    “But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.”

    - 2 Corinthians 2:14

    Compassion child sponsorship works because of CHRIST. He is the reason Compassion exists, and the reason Australians give generously and faithfully so children can be released from poverty.

    Through Christ, lives are transformed.

     
  • The Church

    The Church

    Compassion works through local churches who identify and meet each child’s needs.
    Through the church, children have the chance to hear about God’s amazing love.

    “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble."

    - 1 Peter 3:8

    Compassion child sponsorship works because of the CHURCH. In countries where Compassion exists, it’s the local church who work to identify and meet the individual needs of children living in poverty.

    Through the local church, children are shown and given the chance to respond to the love of Christ.

     
  • You

    You

    Compassion child sponsorship works because of you. Yes, you!
    Sponsors who believe children should eat nourishing food, drink clean water, go to school, and have hope

    "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms."

    - 1 Peter 4:10

    Compassion child sponsorship works because of YOU. 
    Sponsors who believe every child deserves to eat nourishing food, drink clean water, go to school, and have hope for the future.

    You have the chance to show a child living in poverty they are loved and cherished.

     

WHAT WE DO

Compassion believes in long-term development.
We work with kids from the womb to the workforce.

  • Child Sponsorship Program

    Child Sponsorship Program

    Compassion child sponsorship works by giving children emotional support, health care, education, and the opportunity to discover Jesus’ love. Sponsorship gives children a brighter future so they, and their future children, can live free from poverty.

    Sponsor a child now

    Sponsorship gives kids safe places to play, the chance to see a doctor when they’re sick, education, and the opportunity to discover Jesus’ incredible love for them. 

    Sponsor a child. Give them a brighter future so they, and eventually their own children, can live free from poverty.
     
    Sponsored children are more likely to grow up to be employed and be leaders in their communities and churches.
     

    Sponsor a child now

     
  • Child Survival Program

    Child Survival Program

    Provide mums and babies with critical support during the time they are most vulnerable. The Child Survival Program gives caregivers the help they need to see their children survive and thrive.

    Support Child Survival

    The Child Survival Program gives mums and babies critical support in the first few years of a child's life.

    You’ll give mums and dads the help they need to see their children survive and thrive.

    Each year, more than five million children die before their first birthday, most from preventable diseases like malaria and malnutrition.

    The program helps prevent premature death and sets the foundations for future health and wellbeing.

    Support Child Survival

     
  • Critical Interventions

    Critical Interventions

    Help families overcome unexpected, devastating challenges, such as natural disasters and health epidemics.
    Your donation will be used for the most urgent need right now. 

    Support Critical Interventions

    Critical Interventions helps families overcome unexpected challenges, such as natural disasters and health epidemics. 

    Help children gain life-saving support, like clean drinking water, emergency health care and disaster recovery.

    Whether it's rebuilding after a disaster or giving extra nutritional support, you're helping a child reach their full potential.

    Support Critical Interventions

     

GET INVOLVED

Fundraise, donate, pray and more.

  • Church

    Church

    Your church can join a global ministry working to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

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    Your church can join a global ministry working to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

    Our mission: respond to God’s call to serve the poor and share the gospel with the nations.

    Connect your church with Compassion and you’ll help meet children’s most basic needs.

    Your support gives every child hope for their future and the chance to hear about Jesus.

    Find out more

     
  • Business

    Business

    Connect your business with Compassion in the way that best suits your passions, resources and vision.

    Find out more

    Connect your business with Compassion in the way that best suits your passions,
    resources and vision.

    Business donations can transform entire communities in developing countries.

    Donations are a rewarding way to engage staff and demonstrate your strong sense of social responsibility. Importantly, you’ll use your influence and resources to help the poor. 

    Find out more

     
  • Fundraising

    Fundraising

    There’s countless ways to fundraise. It’s easy, fun and rewarding.
    Whatever you do, your efforts will make a huge difference for children around the world.  

    Find out more

    Fundraising for Compassion is easy, fun and rewarding.

    Plus, you're helping release children from poverty!

    There are many ways to fundraise for Compassion. From hosting a trivia night to running a marathon. From holding a bake sale to encouraging friends to donate in celebration of your birthday.

    Whatever you do, your efforts will make a huge difference.

    Find out more

     
  • Compassion Sunday

    Compassion Sunday

    Share your heart for children living in poverty at this one-day event.


    Find out more

    Share your heart for children living in poverty with your church family this Compassion Sunday.

    A one-day event that will inspire your church family and friends. Encourage your church to pray and take action through sponsorship.

    You’ll be giving more children living in poverty the chance to reach their potential.

    Find out more

     
  • Advocacy

    Advocacy

    Become a Compassion advocate and raise awareness and support for children living in poverty.
    You’ll be equipped, empowered and inspired to make a difference. 

    Find out more

    Become a Compassion advocate!

    Join a community of like-minded individuals raising awareness and support for children living in poverty.

    Advocacy can look like chatting to your friends, family and church about Compassion. Making music or art that raises awareness of children living in poverty. Volunteering at an event to promote Compassion’s child sponsorship.

    Simply choose a way of advocating that suits
    your passion and talents! 

    Find out more

     
  • Prayer

    Prayer

    Join our Prayer Partners Network.
    Each month you’ll receive specific updates to prayerfully take a stand against poverty. 

    Find out more

    Prayer is one of the most powerful responses you can make against the injustice of poverty.

    Join Compassion’s Prayer Partners Network on behalf of children living in poverty. You’ll receive prayer updates on specific issues affecting the lives of children, families and Compassion staff all around the world.

    You’ll also have the rewarding experience of knowing you’re joining powerfully in prayer with thousands of other Compassion Prayer Partners around Australia.

    Find out more

     

BE INFORMED

The Philippines!

31 Mar, 2015

The Philippines!


Capturing the Beauty: Africa

Capturing the Beauty: Africa

31 Mar, 2015

Released to Dream

Released to Dream

26 Mar, 2015

Different Ways You Can Fundraise!

Different Ways You Can Fundraise!

26 Mar, 2015

Indonesia!

Indonesia!

26 Mar, 2015

The Story of Mercy

The Story of Mercy

23 Mar, 2015

DropIT: It’s that simple

DropIT: It’s that simple

20 Mar, 2015

The Journey to Water

The Journey to Water

11 Mar, 2015

The Impact of Clean Water

The Impact of Clean Water

11 Mar, 2015

Tim

Tim's Blog: The Joy of Water

11 Mar, 2015

Upcoming Events.

Upcoming Events.

09 Mar, 2015

15 Things You Didn’t Know About Water

15 Things You Didn’t Know About Water

09 Mar, 2015

Born to Overcome: A Story of Sponsorship

Born to Overcome: A Story of Sponsorship

04 Mar, 2015

A Room to Dream

A Room to Dream

04 Mar, 2015

Capturing the Beauty: Asia

Capturing the Beauty: Asia

23 Feb, 2015

A hopeful future for Emily

A hopeful future for Emily

20 Feb, 2015

India!

India!

19 Feb, 2015

Growing up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Growing up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

17 Feb, 2015

Share the love this Valentine’s Day: Bintang needs heart surgery

Share the love this Valentine’s Day: Bintang needs heart surgery

12 Feb, 2015

Marlon the Firefighter

Marlon the Firefighter

05 Feb, 2015

The Most Incredible Birth Story

The Most Incredible Birth Story

04 Feb, 2015

The Things Kids Say: Part Three

The Things Kids Say: Part Three

04 Feb, 2015

Tim’s Blog: Changing a Life

Tim’s Blog: Changing a Life

03 Feb, 2015

The Things Kids Say: Part Two

The Things Kids Say: Part Two

29 Jan, 2015

Bangladesh

Bangladesh

28 Jan, 2015

The Things Kids Say: Part One

The Things Kids Say: Part One

23 Jan, 2015

Wess Stafford is coming to Australia!

Wess Stafford is coming to Australia!

14 Jan, 2015

Queensland Events

Queensland Events

14 Jan, 2015

3 ways to turn your passion into goals in 2015

3 ways to turn your passion into goals in 2015

13 Jan, 2015

From Tim: Extending Grace

From Tim: Extending Grace

13 Jan, 2015

Faces of Haiti

Faces of Haiti

12 Jan, 2015

10 Tastes of Compassion

10 Tastes of Compassion

09 Jan, 2015

Much more than a meal

Much more than a meal

09 Jan, 2015

Top 10 Instagram Photos of 2014

Top 10 Instagram Photos of 2014

07 Jan, 2015

Green Thumbs

Green Thumbs

06 Jan, 2015

3 Cool Craft Ideas for the Kids!

3 Cool Craft Ideas for the Kids!

02 Jan, 2015

Taste of Bolivia: Tawa Tawas recipe

Taste of Bolivia: Tawa Tawas recipe

30 Dec, 2014

Happy Christmas from Compassion!

Happy Christmas from Compassion!

25 Dec, 2014

Christmas in India

Christmas in India

18 Dec, 2014

10 Packing Tips For Visiting Your Sponsored Child!

10 Packing Tips For Visiting Your Sponsored Child!

18 Dec, 2014

Christmas in Kenya

Christmas in Kenya

11 Dec, 2014

Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) hits the Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) hits the Philippines

10 Dec, 2014

Confessions of a CEO: Joy to the World

Confessions of a CEO: Joy to the World

09 Dec, 2014

The Impact of a Gift

The Impact of a Gift

08 Dec, 2014

Christmas in Haiti

Christmas in Haiti

05 Dec, 2014

7 Questions With Colin

7 Questions With Colin

03 Dec, 2014

Walking With Enthusiasm

Walking With Enthusiasm

03 Dec, 2014

Living with HIV

Living with HIV

01 Dec, 2014

Racing for Hope

Racing for Hope

27 Nov, 2014

Edwin The Elephant Keeper

Edwin The Elephant Keeper

25 Nov, 2014

When Shaving Helps

When Shaving Helps

24 Nov, 2014

Our 10 Favourite Smiles

Our 10 Favourite Smiles

20 Nov, 2014

9 Fast Facts About Toilets

9 Fast Facts About Toilets

18 Nov, 2014

Treasured Possessions

Treasured Possessions

17 Nov, 2014

3 Reasons Why Children Love Letters

3 Reasons Why Children Love Letters

11 Nov, 2014

Why you should care about the G20

Why you should care about the G20

11 Nov, 2014

Typhoon Haiyan: One Year On

Typhoon Haiyan: One Year On

06 Nov, 2014

Confessions of a CEO: Hope for the hopeless

Confessions of a CEO: Hope for the hopeless

06 Nov, 2014

Top 12 Photos of Children Praying

Top 12 Photos of Children Praying

04 Nov, 2014

5 women who inspire me!

5 women who inspire me!

27 Oct, 2014

Breast Cancer in Burkina Faso

Breast Cancer in Burkina Faso

27 Oct, 2014

A different future for Lizbeth

A different future for Lizbeth

20 Oct, 2014

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2014

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2014

17 Oct, 2014

World Food Day 2014

World Food Day 2014

16 Oct, 2014

International Day of the Girl Child 2014

International Day of the Girl Child 2014

11 Oct, 2014

Compassion’s Magazine is About the Girls

Compassion’s Magazine is About the Girls

09 Oct, 2014

Confessions of a CEO: Let’s Talk About the Girls

Confessions of a CEO: Let’s Talk About the Girls

09 Oct, 2014

World Teachers’ Day 2014

World Teachers’ Day 2014

05 Oct, 2014

6 Inspiring Girls

6 Inspiring Girls

03 Oct, 2014

The Karate Kids

The Karate Kids

02 Oct, 2014

3 Ways Sponsoring Is Like Being An Aunty

3 Ways Sponsoring Is Like Being An Aunty

22 Sep, 2014

Multiply The Cuteness!

Multiply The Cuteness!

18 Sep, 2014

Confessions of a CEO - Uniting Children

Confessions of a CEO - Uniting Children

07 Jul, 2014

The Appeal—Thank You!

The Appeal—Thank You!

04 Jul, 2014

The Importance of Play

The Importance of Play

04 Jul, 2014

Focus: Leaders

Focus: Leaders

02 Jul, 2014

Maria’s Story

Maria’s Story

27 Jun, 2014

In pictures: Rebuilding after Typhoon Haiyan

In pictures: Rebuilding after Typhoon Haiyan

23 Jun, 2014

Anguri’s Story

Anguri’s Story

20 Jun, 2014

The Day of the African Child

The Day of the African Child

19 Jun, 2014

Peter’s Story

Peter’s Story

13 Jun, 2014

Confessions of a CEO: A roof overhead

Confessions of a CEO: A roof overhead

11 Jun, 2014

Focus: Uganda

Focus: Uganda

11 Jun, 2014

Panu

Panu's Story

06 Jun, 2014

Tharu’s Story

Tharu’s Story

30 May, 2014

Dami Im: India

Dami Im: India

27 May, 2014

Marie’s Story

Marie’s Story

23 May, 2014

Get Ready For Compassion Sunday

Get Ready For Compassion Sunday

14 May, 2014

Meet A Volunteering Star!

Meet A Volunteering Star!

13 May, 2014

Happy Mothers’ Day!

Happy Mothers’ Day!

09 May, 2014

Compassion Works: Research Proves It!

Compassion Works: Research Proves It!

04 Apr, 2014

What about kids without sponsors?

What about kids without sponsors?

01 Mar, 2014

Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy

11 Feb, 2014

Something special

Something special

10 Feb, 2014

Kids will be kids

Kids will be kids

07 Jan, 2014

The Thai jungle to the concrete jungle

The Thai jungle to the concrete jungle

18 Dec, 2013

When the colour fades

When the colour fades

16 Oct, 2013

Meet Musa

Meet Musa

15 Feb, 2013

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  • Violence: East Indonesia (Crisis Update)

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  • Flooding: Bangladesh (Crisis Update)

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  • Volcanic Eruption: East Indonesia

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  • Heavy Rains: Thailand

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  • Typhoon Rammasun: Philippines (Crisis Update)

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