SPONSORSHIP


DONATION

Happy Children

Survival for Moms and Babies in Guatemala

How does Compassion help Moms and babies survive? Critical care - Your support helps secure access to pre and postnatal care, skilled attendants and medical intervention when necessary. Home-based Care - Mothers are visited in their homes monthly by a Survival specialist, who offers education in prenatal care and early child-rearing as well as one on one biblical mentoring. Group-based Learning - At these church based activities, moms learn skills to earn an income and gain vital knowledge including basic literacy, in importance of breastfeeding and how to prevent malnutrition and disease. These groups combat isolation through a supportive community of mothers who together, learn about the God who loves them.

How will your money help?

Through your monthly donation, the child you’ve chosen to sponsor is enrolled at a Compassion centre at a local church in their neighbourhood. Here, they receive holistic care, including formal and non-formal educational opportunities, health care, hygiene training, supplementary food, personal attention, guidance and love, as well as the opportunity to hear about and experience the love of Jesus from caring local church staff and volunteers.

Child at the Compassion Center

Where does the money go?

No less than 80 per cent of your donation will be used for program activities and a maximum of 20 per cent for fundraising and administration. If we exceed our funding goal for the initiative shown, the remaining funds will be used to fund other programs where the need is greatest.

*Your gifts will be delivered through local churches around the world by staff members in the field who know the immediate needs of each child registered with Compassion, as well as their families and communities.

Frequently asked questions


How does sponsorship help kids?

Sponsorship gives children living in extreme poverty personal attention, guidance and love through the support of a local church. It gives children access to health care, hygiene training and supplementary food. It provides formal and non-formal opportunities for education to discover their unique gifts and abilities. And it also gives kids the opportunity to hear about Jesus as they grow physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually.


Is sponsorship still relevant during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis?

During the pandemic, we saw firsthand the impact of crises on children in poverty. We also saw how powerful sponsorship can be in equipping local churches to respond in specific, effective and life-changing ways.

As we continue to see multifaceted crises impacting children around the world, we know that the need for sponsorship remains urgent.

We are more confident than ever that your commitment to sponsorship truly allows children, families and communities to be deeply known, loved and protected through it all.


Why do you work with local churches?

Compassion works exclusively with local churches because they know the names and faces of the children in their community and can best understand and respond to their challenges. They are known and trusted by their neighbours and are able to reach those in the greatest need with compassion and through the love of God.

We equip our local church partners with the resources, training and expertise to help children escape poverty. Each church is empowered to implement the program in a way that meets the specific needs of the children they serve. In this way the physical, spiritual, emotional and relational needs for children are met as they are empowered to overcome poverty in all its forms.


How much of my donation goes to the project I have chosen?

Financial integrity matters to us. We take your trust seriously and are committed to faithfully stewarding the funds you give. No less than 80 per cent of funds raised will be used for program activities and no more than 20 per cent will be used for fundraising and administration. You can give with confidence knowing that every dollar is used to maximize impact on behalf of children living in poverty. You can learn more about our finances at compassion.ca/finances.


How will I know the impact my gift had?

We know how important it is for you to stay informed about the impact of your generosity. Compassion provides churches, businesses and donors with comprehensive reports that outline how funds were used and include photos and quotes directly from program beneficiaries.


When can I expect my income tax receipt?

Compassion Canada issues charitable tax receipts annually in February in the name of the donating individual or business.