Child sponsorship: Get the facts

Introducing a go-to guide to find the answers to all your sponsorship-related questions
  • By: Laura Phillips

At Compassion, we value you, our partners in mission, deeply. Our hope is to be transparent with the ins and outs of our ministry. One of the ways we do that is by addressing your questions—big or small! 

We’ve worked hard to address the questions we often hear through various blogs over the years. To make your life a little easier, we made a ‘cheat sheet’ to find the answers to your burning questions all in one place.

So, go ahead—ask away!

Questions about Money, Authenticity & Ethics

  1. How much money goes to my sponsored child?
  2. Can I send my sponsored child’s family money?
  3. I want to send more than $47 a month. Can I?
  4. Is Compassion a scam? 

Questions about Letters

  1. Why doesn’t my sponsored child answer my questions?
  2. Letter writing is passé. Why does Compassion still do it?
  3. Is there a template with ideas I can follow?
  4. Do you have questions I can ask in my letters?
  5. Why haven’t I received a letter in a long time?
  6. What is the fastest way to get my letter to my sponsor child?

Questions about Education & Career

  1. Why is education so important for children living in poverty?
  2. When do Compassion kids graduate?
  3. Does sponsorship help kids get jobs?

Questions about Faith, Philosophy & Sponsorship

  1. Do kids need to be Christian to participate in Compassion’s programs?
  2. What are my spiritual gifts, and how can I use them to help kids in poverty?
  3. Why should I help people in other countries when there is poverty where I live?
  4. What does my Christian faith have to do with poverty?

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*Updated January 16, 2023