What is Sponsorship Plus?

May 3, 2016 4:39 pm

Child sponsorship provides a holistic development program for individual children; however Compassion acknowledges that external circumstances can have a significant impact in preventing a child from reaching his or her potential. Because Compassion does not use sponsorship funds for community development activities, Sponsorship Plus provides the perfect opportunity for supporters to not only sponsor a child, but also to sow into additional programs and initiatives that combine with the benefits of child sponsorship to break the poverty cycle.

Sponsorship Plus is an extra $10 a month in addition to Basic Sponsorship.

You may like to find out what the extra $10 is used for.

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Compassion believes that poverty is best addressed through the transformation of the individual child. Compassion is delighted to help you send special gifts to your sponsored child. We do not mail packages, because parcel delivery in developing countries is unreliable and expensive. Instead, we encourage you to send a monetary gift to your child to purchase an appropriate gift locally. You can also send monetary gifts for a specific family or project. Gifts for your child can mark special occasions such as birthdays and graduation. Most children write to thank their sponsors and say what they have purchased. Compassion Canada forwards 100 percent of the sum you donate to the child, family or project you designate. If you have a specific gift in mind, you can mention it to us and we will pass your suggestion along. Local project staff assist children and their families to ensure that funds are used appropriately.

You can also help by supporting Respond with Compassion programs. These programs address issues that our Child Development program alone cannot, such as providing disaster relief, AIDS intervention, clean water and more. These programs are funded separately from the Child Development program. You can do this by adding a monthly donation to Sponsorship Plus. Please contact our office to do so. You can also donate to a Respond wth Compassion program online.

To give a child, family or project gift – click here!

To learn more about Respond with Compassion programs or to give to a program- click here!

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Absolutely not! Each Compassion assisted child receives the same benefits from the Compassion program. Because Compassion does not use sponsorship money to fund further development initiatives for the families and communities of sponsored children, Sponsorship Plus funds are pooled and used towards funding some of these types of initiatives and activities.

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Although Compassion cannot guarantee that funds from Sponsorship Plus will directly benefit the child you sponsor, there are increasing development activities and initiatives funded by Compassion throughout all the countries where we work. As more funds are received for Sponsorship Plus, Compassion Canada will be able to commit to funding even more development activities in the future.

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What is the extra $10 used for?

March 18, 2013 12:43 pm

Sponsorship Plus provides funds for additional benefits for sponsored children, their families and communities that cannot be provided by child sponsorship funds alone. While sponsorship funds provide activities which directly benefit your sponsored child, the extra $10 from Sponsorship Plus is pooled and used to fund initiatives and programs which sow further into the lives of Compassion assisted children, their families and communities.

As Compassion raises more funds for these activities, we will be able to assist more sponsored children with these additional benefits.

Some of these include: 

Emergency medical care

HIV and AIDS Initiative – includes education on prevention as well as care

Education and training programs for parents of sponsored children

Partner church development – including church partner staff training.


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