The wait for a sponsor can be a difficult one for children enrolled in the Child Sponsorship Program.

But thanks to those giving to the Unsponsored Children Fund and Where Most Needed, the children can participate in the program immediately while they wait for a sponsor.

The wait for a sponsor can be a difficult one for children enrolled in the Child Sponsorship Program.

But thanks to those giving to the Unsponsored Children Fund and Where Most Needed, the children can participate in the program immediately while they wait for a sponsor.

Compassion is committed to helping registered children from day one. As soon as a child has their photo taken at a Child Development Centre they begin to receive the practical and spiritual support they need to overcome poverty. However, it is not until they are sponsored that a very important part of the program begins—a one-to-one relationship that says to them someone is thinking of you, believing in you and praying for you.

Even though children who are newly registered into Compassion's program are available very quickly for sponsorship, more often than not it takes several months to connect a sponsor with a child.

Another reason is that unfortunately circumstances can change for supporters and sometimes they can just no longer continue to support a sponsored child.

When a sponsored child loses a sponsor, Compassion tries to find another person willing to be the child’s new sponsor. However, this can take several months. During this time the child continues to receive all the benefits of the program, except sponsor letters, birthday, and family gifts.

You can support children as they wait by giving to the Unsponsored Children Fund.

Compassion is committed to helping registered children from day one. As soon as a child has their photo taken at a Child Development Centre they begin to receive the practical and spiritual support they need to overcome poverty. However, it is not until they are sponsored that a very important part of the program begins—a one-to-one relationship that says to them someone is thinking of you, believing in you and praying for you.

Even though children who are newly registered into Compassion's program are available very quickly for sponsorship, more often than not it takes several months to connect a sponsor with a child.

Another reason is that unfortunately circumstances can change for supporters and sometimes they can just no longer continue to support a sponsored child.

When a sponsored child loses a sponsor, Compassion tries to find another person willing to be the child’s new sponsor. However, this can take several months. During this time the child continues to receive all the benefits of the program, except sponsor letters, birthday, and family gifts.

You can support children as they wait by giving to the Unsponsored Children Fund.

For every $1 donated

80%

Program development and delivery

20%

Administration and fundraising costs

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