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
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
Your gift amount will not be included on the card.View Original Post
For each gift you order, you will receive a gift card for you to personalize for your friends and loved ones that explains how the gift you have purchased will benefit an individual or family in the developing world.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
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
Can I have more copies of the Gifts of Compassion catalogue to distribute to my church or workplace?
No, the Canada Revenue Agency states that we must receipt the person that gave the donation.View Original Post
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
If a gift is oversold, the funds raised will be used to support similar initiatives through our Respond with Compassion programs.View Original Post