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A young boy, teddy bear in hand, walks toward the Colombian border

If you had to flee your home what would you bring?

This year on Giving Tuesday, help families fleeing the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela experience hope by providing much needed food, medicine and clothes.

date: November 25, 2019
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Children smiling and running in a playground in Kenya.

The rights of children—in photos

{4 minute read} November 2019 is the 30th anniversary of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child. According to UNICEF, it is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history, in which world leaders “made a promise to every child to protect and fulfil their rights, by adopting [this] international legal […]

date: November 14, 2019
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Saviour is 50% recovered, but needs your help

To heal completely, little Saviour needs to undergo a second heart surgery. Will you help him thrive again?

date: November 7, 2019
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Estella poses with a heart pinata she made

Meet the girl who’s making piñatas to overcome poverty

In this story: How to fight poverty through entrepreneurship Ways the local church helps overcome physical and spiritual hunger How creativity can lift families from poverty ____ Pinks, reds, oranges and blues—these are the bold and beautiful colours that crowded young Estrella’s head years ago as she sat on her bedroom floor sketching out piñata […]

date: August 15, 2019
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A young Thai girl in a green top holds a baby goat on top of a large boulder.

Do my Gifts of Compassion really make a difference?

It’s the middle of summer, so you’re probably not thinking about Christmas carols and snow softly falling outside your window. However, even though the taste of peppermint hot chocolate isn’t on your lips, think back to Christmas with us for a moment. Shopping for the perfect gifts is a large part of the Christmas season. […]

date: August 1, 2019
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A young Filipino boy sits on the floor of his home. His legs are straight out in front of him and his head leans on his arm. He is wearing a blue t-shirt.

Do unsponsored children still receive support?

When choosing a child to sponsor, you might notice that their child profile tells you about their school situation and what kinds of activities they enjoy at their Compassion child development centre. We know what you’re thinking. Why are they already in school and attending the Compassion centre if they aren’t sponsored yet? That’s a […]

date: July 4, 2019
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Urgent prayers needed: Super Typhoon Mangkhut

UPDATE, October 3 Praise God, none of Compassion’s church partners were damaged in the typhoon. Eight of the churches had to limit their programs immediately following the program, but are resuming normal activity. Forty-eight beneficiaries were impacted by the storm. Some were temporarily dislocated, while others’ homes were damaged. Praise God, no Compassion beneficiaries or […]

date: September 14, 2018
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Five men in front of Victory Outreach Church

Being the Church in the aftermath of war

A decades-long conflict between Joseph Kony’s guerrilla group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), and the Ugandan government left horrifying devastation in its wake: the forced displacement of millions of people, mass looting of property, the abduction of boys to become child soldiers, the abduction of girls to become sex slaves and the deaths of close […]

date: August 9, 2018
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Patanree sits cross legged on the ground with her toys, looking at the camera as the sun beams into their hoe. Her mom sits behind her smiling at her.

For Patnaree, there was no time to waste

The birth of a child should be met with joy, not fear. But when Patnaree entered the world with a stomach deformity, her mother Chernaypaw was terrified. How could she possibly access the medical treatment Patnaree so desperately required? The lead up to the birth of her third child was filled with uncertainty for Chernaypaw. During […]

date: July 16, 2018
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A man stands in a freshly tilled field, a garden hoe resting on his shoulder.

10 super Father’s Day gifts for the hero in your dad

Provider. Protector. Hero. There are a lot of titles you can give the dads in your life. This Father’s Day, honour the man in your life who’s always been your hero by letting him be a hero to children in poverty too! Here are 10 Father’s Day gifts (and some bonus gifts) for every kind […]

date: June 8, 2017
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