Sharing Compassion is an opportunity for sponsors to share their story of sponsoring with Compassion with others so that more children can be released from poverty in Jesus’ name. It can happen anytime and anywhere. The purpose is to help bring the needs of children in poverty to the attention of caring Christians who could help them. We provide you with all the resources you need for a successful event, including an appropriate video to share and presentation ideas.View Original Post
I am paying for this sponsorship; however, I would like my children/friend to receive all the child letters, as they will be doing all the writing. Can this be done?
Yes, we can setup your children/friend as the correspondent. The sponsored child will then write to the correspondent and all letters will be sent to the correspondent. All letters to the child should come from the correspondent only.View Original Post
You should not communicate with your sponsored child outside of the avenues provided by Compassion. While communication via social media like Facebook might save time and money, it comes at the expense of your safety and that of your sponsored child. We cannot guarantee everyone’s safety if we are not aware of what’s being communicated.
By serving as the conduit for communication between you and your sponsored child, we are able to watch for any content that may be inappropriate or culturally insensitive ã no matter how well intentioned or innocent a comment may be.
Additionally, it’s not uncommon for someone who knows a child is sponsored to create an account on a social network and posing as that child, contact his or her sponsor asking for money. In this situation, the child may be facing the threat of physical harm if the money is not provided.
Finally, we have an obligation to protect the children in our care from sponsors who may not have the child’s best interests in mind. While we trust that those who sponsor with Compassion are doing so out of a love for Christ, we must be aware of what’s being communicated to ensure the child’s well-being.
Should you receive a friend request or a message from anyone claiming to be your sponsored child on Facebook or another social network or through any medium other than your letters from Compassion, please do not respond but rather contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-563-5437.
For more information on this subject, please read the following post from the Compassion blog: Why Can’t I Communicate With My Sponsored Child via Facebook?.View Original Post