Yes, Gifts of Compassion are eligible for a charitable tax credit. A charitable tax receipt for all donations made will be issued no later than February 28th of the following year.View Original Post
Funds raised from the Gifts of Compassion catalogue are used to support Compassion’s Response Programs. Should excess funds be raised in a particular area, we will meet other urgent needs as they arise.View Original Post
Can I choose or trace which family or country my Gifts of Compassion gift goes to in the developing world?
The gifts shown in the Gifts of Compassion catalogue are linked to specific initiatives being supported through our Respond with Compassion programs. While we will not be able to name the individual or family that benefits from your donation, we will be reporting on all these initiatives as they are completed at the field.View Original Post
While gifts can be ordered year-round, if you require gift cards for Christmas, we recommend you make your order by December 10th. Electronic cards are available at any time for download through the website. Please allow at least 10 business days for your card to arrive.View Original Post
No less than eighty percent of your donation will be directed to Compassion’s Response programs. No more than 20 percent is used for fundraising initiatives and administration. Compassion assisted children and their families receive no cash. Benefits are always in the form of goods and services, carefully designed, delivered and purchased according to the children’s individual needs. Click here to view our latest financial statement.View Original Post
Donations can be made by pre-authorized withdrawal (bank account or credit card), internet banking, telephone banking, Interac online, cheque or money order. These withdrawals can be made monthly or annually. Pre-authorized donations are safe, easy and convenient. Pre-authorized withdrawal from your bank account is our preferred method of payment, as it saves Compassion hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in transaction fees. Automatic withdrawals can be setup through our website by completing the Update Your Information form or by calling our office. Cheques made out to Compassion Canada will be accepted, as will money orders. Unfortunately deposits can not be made directly into Compassion’s bank account.
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No, we will send the cards to you directly so that you can personalize the card before giving it to the recipient.View Original Post
Please allow 10 business days from when you place your order.View Original Post
No. The Canada Revenue Agency states that we must receipt the person that gave the donation.View Original Post
Can I have more copies of the Gifts of Compassion catalogue to distribute to my church or workplace?
Yes, we can make this happen for you. We would need the contact information for the friend or family member so that we can give them the picture and profile of the child they are starting to sponsor. If the friend or family member was willing, we could still have the letters from the sponsored child come to you and you could continue to write to this child. Please contact our office by phone or by email so that we can make this change for you.View Original Post
No, the Canada Revenue Agency states that we must receipt the person that gave the donation.View Original Post
Yes! We have a Gifts of Compassion catalogue. All items in our gift catalogue are available through our online store. We would be happy to provide you with paper copies of the catalogue if you wish. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-563-5437.
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While we most often seek funds that enable us to respond to the urgent needs of our children, we also seek funding to offset the cost of our core programs. By raising money to offset the cost of core programs (like dental check-ups), the monthly support given by our sponsors can do more for the children we serve.View Original Post
Gifts that you can send to your sponsored child are different from Gifts of Compassion.
While it is highly likely that your sponsored child will benefit from a Gifts of Compassion throughout their time in the sponsorship program, you cannot choose to provide a direct gift for your child in this way.
Gifts for your sponsored child include child, family gift, or birthday gift. 100 per cent of these monetary gifts reach your sponsored child and family. Appropriate gifts are purchased in your child’s country by child development centre staff in consultation with the child and family. Where possible, gifts are bought within the community helping to support the local economy.View Original Post
No less than 80 percent of your monthly support benefits your child, either directly or indirectly. Compassion-assisted children and their families receive no cash. Benefits are in the form of goods and services, carefully designed, delivered and purchased according to each child’s individual needs.
As a general rule, 20 percent of these funds are invested in the development, oversight, and auditing of Compassion’s programs in which every assisted-child participates. These investments ensure that each child receives the best care possible, rather than becoming the recipient of a handout.
The remaining funds are used to meet the day-to-day needs of each child. This can include:
nutritional meals and the provision of clean drinking water;
medical and dental check-ups, care and education;
educational supplies and tuition fees;
clothing including school uniforms;
non-formal educational and life-skills training such as participation in excursions and camps;
extra-curricular activities such as drama, dance, music and art etc.; and
biblical training and discipleship
Our local church partners also invest considerable resources in the development of each child, allowing Compassion and the church to help bring an eternal solution to poverty in the life of a child.View Original Post
The gifts featured in the Gifts of Compassion catalogue are tied to specific initiatives being funded through our Response programs. The cost of each gift reflects the cost of implementing each of these programs.View Original Post