Helping Children Experience a Fulfilling Christian Life
Compassion is one of the largest Christian charities in existence — helping over 2 million babies, children and young adults in need in 25 countries!
Working primarily through child sponsorship to release children from poverty in Jesus' name and help them become fulfilled Christian adults, each child in our Child Sponsorship Program grows and develops spiritually, socially, physically and economically. In the program each child is linked to one sponsor at a time and the child is the direct beneficiary of the support.
Through local church partners around the world, children registered in our sponsorship program receive medical checkups and health care, as well as health and hygiene training.
Our church partners identify the most vulnerable children in their communities — the poorest of the poor — to invest in and help. In addition to the health and medical assistance registered children receive, they also receive ongoing Christian training and academic assistance, including textbooks, school uniforms, post-secondary courses, tutoring, test and lab supplies, and even literacy and financial training for the children's caregivers.
Another area of assistance is key life-skills training, mentoring and vocational programs — helping provide trade skills and lifelong income potential.
Sponsorship also provides nutritious food and supplements to protect against malnutrition, recreational activities and support to develop self-confidence and social skills, and protection from crime, human trafficking, violence and danger.
In addition, to its Child Sponsorship Program, Compassion also has specific donor initiatives to help babies and mothers in poverty, develop future leaders and meet critical needs, including but not limited to clean water and proper sanitation, lifesaving surgeries and other medical instance, assistance for families affected by COVID-19, and disaster relief services and aid in the aftermath of natural disasters.
Appalled by the great number of small, shivering and starving war orphans on the streets of South Korea in 1952, Rev. Everett Swanson began including the orphans' needs into his revival meetings, and Christians responded. Since that time, Compassion has worked to call out the fullest potential of children in poverty and help them develop into all God intends them to be.