On Saturday 15 September, post a selfie on social media with your sponsored child’s photo to show how simple it is to help change the life of a child living in poverty.

This year, on September 15, social media was filled with wonderful stories from sponsors all over the world, sharing why they sponsor a child with Compassion! Thank you to everyone who got involved this #SponsorSelfieDay. Check out some of our favourites!

Last year on #SponsorSelfieDay, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook were flooded with your amazing sponsorship stories from 21 different countries around the world! It was a day filled with undeniable love and inspiration.

Your unique and personal stories showed the world that one person can help change the life of one child living in extreme poverty!

That’s why we want to invite you back this year for an even bigger #SponsorSelfieDay on Saturday 15 September!

Join the global movement of passionate sponsors!

SponsorSelfieDay is a way to use social media for good. It’s a way to transform a selfie into something that can ignite compassion in others to also help children in extreme poverty.

When you share about the special relationship you have with the child you sponsor, you’re showing that sponsorship impacts lives: both yours and the life of the child you are investing in!

Imagine if each one of the one million Compassion sponsors around the world took a moment on Saturday 15 September to share on social media why they choose to be a sponsor. We could ignite a global movement of people dedicated to releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name together.

But we can’t do it without you!

Here’s how you can join in the global movement on 15 September

  1. Share a photo or video of the child or teen you sponsor on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

    This could be a selfie with their photo, a pic of their profile photo, or even a photo of their profile on your fridge. If you took a sponsor trip to meet him or her, share a photo or video of that special moment!

  2. Write why you chose to be a sponsor in the caption.

  3. Tag @compassionau on Instagram and Twitter, and ‘Compassion Australia’ on Facebook, and use the hashtag #SponsorSelfieDay

Need some inspiration?

Here are examples of our Compassion family from last year!

That’s it! Remember to tag Compassion Australia on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: we’ll be sharing your stories all day long. If you want to share beyond your immediate friends, make sure your post’s privacy is set to ‘public’ on Facebook.

Concerned about sharing information about the child you sponsor online?

Rest assured that we take great care to ensure the privacy of all of our beneficiaries. Per our privacy guidelines, children’s photos and names are public information and are fine to share online publicly. After all, it is what you saw on our website or on your child’s profile before you made the decision to sponsor that special child. However, children’s personal information regarding addresses and hometowns are classified. We also encourage you to help maintain every child and teenager’s dignity and avoid sharing sensitive information (like whether a he or she is an orphan, was abandoned, or has a certain medical issue). Feel free to share the child’s photo, name, and your personal sponsorship story. Your story matters! We’d love to hear it and know it will encourage other supporters as well.

What if your friends have questions or want to sponsor?

Here are some handy resources:

• If they want to become a sponsor, share this link

• Find the answer to commonly asked questions

• Learn more about Compassion’s financial integrity

• Why Compassion partners with local churches

• Why help people in poverty in other countries when there is poverty in our own?

On 15 September, be sure to follow us on social media and to check out the #SponsorSelfieDay hashtag! See all the amazing sponsor stories from around the world and connect with sponsors just like you!