You told your community things were about to change. But you never imagined the change would be like this.
Imagine this: You’re the pastor of a church in a community where most people make less than $1.90 a day. You learn about Compassion’s proven and effective child development program, apply to become one of Compassion’s local church partners—and you’re accepted. Things are about to change for your community!
But then the pandemic hits. Your plans to register children to be sponsored grind to a halt. Just as things were about to get better, your neighbours get pushed even deeper into poverty.
Come alongside new church partners
Before the pandemic, 284 pastors and local churches around the world were preparing to launch Compassion child development centres in their communities. Now, they are experiencing unique vulnerabilities in the wake of COVID-19. You can help support them in this challenging time.
COVID-19 relief Your gift will equip new church partners to meet immediate critical needs in their community by providing things like food packs, hygiene kits, rent assistance, COVID-19 prevention education and emergency medical care.
Child development programming Your gift will enable new church partners to run modified child development programming in their neighbourhoods, in compliance with local health guidelines.
Compassion centre operations Your gift will cover the operating costs of new Compassion centres in this time, including things like internet access, office supplies and local staff salaries.
If you would like to direct a larger strategic gift towards this need, please reach out to our team.
Support for one year
- Meet the critical needs of their neighbours that are arising because of the COVID-19 crisis. This includes providing things like food packs, hygiene kits, rent assistance, COVID-19 prevention education and emergency medical care.
- Run modified child development programming in their neighbourhood, in compliance with local health guidelines. This includes programming like educational support, Bible lessons, spiritual care and child protection training and interventions.
- Cover the operating costs of the Compassion centre, enabling them to serve their community through modified programming in this time. This includes things like internet access, office supplies and local staff salaries.
You can equip local churches with the resources and support they need to reach farther than they ever have before, at a time when it is needed more than ever.
Be part of the beautiful testimony of the global church linking arms to meet urgent needs and share the love of Christ.
“We believe God is inspiring His church to rise up. To be the light-bearers in this dark time. To offer physical, emotional and spiritual support to children in need.”
Sidney Muisyo | Senior Vice President of Global Program, Compassion International