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Ann Marie in Wisconsin

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

An Incredible Organization! My family and I recently returned from a trip to visit 3 of our Compassion children. We were so impressed by how much our sponsorship truly affects our children, and how much good it does for the entire family! The Compassion people were wonderful, and we really could tell that our money and letters are having a significant impact not only on our child, but also on their family and community!

Kelly in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

A Great Investment Being a child sponsor with Compassion was a great investment into the life a child from the other side of the world. I also enjoyed learning about the country my child was from.

Kelsea in Pennsylvania

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

A true joy and blessing in my life! I have been sponsoring my little girl for about a year now and I cannot say enough about how wonderful Compassion is. I first sponsored her because I wanted it to be a blessing in her life but I had no idea that it would soon be a bigger blessing in mine! The letters and photos I receive have been wonderful and often an inspiration and anytime I have a question or concern the Compassion staff is genuine and kind. This is a beautiful ministry that I have seen truly touch lives, including my own!

Kara in Virginia

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Sponsor a Child - You Won't Regret It! Or more than one child! I've seen Compassion in action by going to visit my sponsored child- they are wonderful! They have an amazing accountability system that they put to good use. I encourage anyone to sponsor a child, and visit them if you can! I'm looking forward to my next opportunity to visit - and next time, I'll take one of my kids, too!

nicole in Roseville, mi

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Give Them Hope! Sponsoring through Compassion has been a great experience for me and my family. We started sponsoring a couple years ago. I enjoy writing to my sponsored child, and it brings me great satisfaction when he writes to us! Sponsoring a child changes the course their life was taking before you came along. Not only are you feeding, educating, and sharing the love of Jesus with your child, you are giving their extended families hope as well. They are much less burdened to financially provide.

Diane in Wichita Ks

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Blessed by the children We have sponsored children for several years now and they are such a blessing. We have several children right now and they are a joy to us. The older children pray for my husband's health and they always send a word of encouragement to us as well as an uplifting Bible verse. The younger ones bless us by the cute things they write and the fact that they say they will pray for us. They are our "Overseas kids". We also call them our rainbows.

Becky in Brookville, Ohio

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Encourage you to sponsor a child in need I have been sponsoring children for a number of years. My sponsored child will be graduating soon and will be going to college. I am proud of the Christian man he has become. We exchange letters and pictures frequently. He has been a blessing in my life. I am in prayer now for the next child God will bless me with.

Anthony Lane & Steffenie in Mount Pleasant, Texas

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

A blessing and a relationship We sponsor several children and are so tremendously blessed to pray for them and daily develop a relationship with them as we love them toward a lifetime relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. We pray daily for them, we post their pictures on our walls, we are excited to receive their letters, we send them as much stuff (stickers, cards, letters) as we can stuff in an envelope. We pray that we can meet each one of them one day! Truly a blessing to us - these kids are our extended family!

Kelly in Palmdale, Ca

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

I am grateful to help in Jesus name! I am very grateful to have found compassion and to sponsor Aris. I wish I could sponsor so many more. I'm thankful to get the letters and to see her grow and thrive. God bless everyone at Compassion and all who sponsor and especially all the precious children. I pray God's blessings for you all.

Robert and Susan in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Thanks be to God for Compassion! My husband and I are blessed to have our sponsored child, Yajaira in our lives for two years now. We look forward to writing letters to her each month and can only imagine the joy she must feel knowing she and her family are loved and prayed for daily. Compassion International is certainly doing God's work in so many ways. We are thankful for this program and what they've done to unite families together, forming a special bond that words cannot even begin to describe.

Tara in Pittsburgh PA

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Thank you. I really appreciate that Compassion facilitates communication between the sponsors and the children. We wanted to be able to engage with real "neighbors" rather than just throw money at a "problem" labeled poverty. Our two Compassion kids have greatly enriched our lives and it is wonderful to be able to pray for our children, godchildren, and Compassion children as one big family through Jesus!

Martha in Green Valley, Illinois

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Blessed to be a Sponsor I have had the privilege of sponsoring several children during the 35 years plus that I have been a Compassion Sponsor. Three of my children have graduated from the program; one dropped out at the age 6 years as her family needed her at home; and one child moved from the area and had to leave the program. We, as sponsors, feel that we are doing so much to help these children but I can assure you that as a sponsor, we receive so much more. You can't put a price on a child's love. God is good.

Jordan in South Carolina

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Airen I have been a Christian my whole life. Recently, I have been feeling like God wasn't using me to do His work and to be His servant. I prayed that He would use me to make some kind of a difference and lead just ONE person to Him. I stumbled across Compassion while searching for charities on the web. I am so thankful that the Lord has finally answered my prayers. I finally feel like I will get to make a difference in someone's life. I was so happy when I found Airen among the many faces.

Steph in Oklahoma

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

So glad I did I am so grateful that Brock Gill came to our church a couple of years ago and is such a supporter of Compassion International. Otherwise, I may have never heard of this wonderful group of people. It was so easy to select my child to sponsor, as his first name is nearly the same as my last. I really enjoy the photos I receive (although I would LOVE to have more!) and hearing from him how he is doing brightens my day each time we get a letter. I would recommend this charity to everyone!

Donna in Kenner, Louisiana

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

COMPASSION IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE!!! I recently had the opportunity to go on a mission trip with Compassion and I was truly amazed at what they are doing to change a child's life! Who knew that $38 a month could change a child's life. I was able to witness all that Compassion International is doing to rescue these children from spiritual, economic and physical poverty. I was able to meet my sponsored child and his mom. They were truly humbled by my generosity. I am now encouraging others to do the same. I am changed forever.

Liz in Lakeville, Massachusetts

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Worried but excited!!! I JUST signed up to sponsor my child from Dominican Republic two days ago. I didn't even have to THINK about whether or not to do Compassion!! It took me less then a week to pick a kid with the qualifications I had in mind!! It was SO simple to look the kids up. (Even with a smartphone!!) I'm EXTREMELY nervous about writing to a kid I don't know! But looking at all the reviews, I already wish I had more money for another kid and to visit her/them!

Barbara in Texas

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Enjoyable Experience I have been sponsoring a girl for 4years. It has been such an enjoyable experience to watch her grow and mature. I write her often and receive letters back. We pray for each other's prayer requests. I pray for her every day. I can see the difference that I make in her life, and she in mine as well. I have enjoyed it so much that I just added a young boy to sponsor. Compassion International has helped me in the administration part of the experience with patience and correctness.

Kris in Tacoma, Washington

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

The BEST!! We love being Compassion sponsors. It takes so little and yet we know that we are making a big difference in each child's life. What a blessing to us and the child. I love getting letters and writing to our child. This is the best organization and I would recommend sponsorship for every person interested. We try to get everyone we know to sponsor kids.

Elizabeth in Eastern Iowa

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Want to change the life of a little one? While I am a new sponsor myself, my parents have sponsored for many years, and I've had the joy of corresponding with those children for a while. What a blessing Compassion International is in my life, not to mention in the life of the sponsored little ones! Through letters, prayers, and community & child information which Compassion provides, I've built a relationship with our sponsored children which help me "get into their world." Yes, yes, yes, I recommend Compassion!

Susan in Chesapeake,Virginia

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Compassion is OUTSTANDING!!!!! My husband began sponsoring a boy while he was still in high school. He went to Taiwan and met his boy in 1969 and had a positive outcome. Dave and I married in 1971, raised our family and we still are sponsoring children! Our children are more then a picture on the fridge, we take an active part in their lives, letters and visiting them. Compassion goes out their way to make sure we have a great visit in Haiti with Walker and his family. Walker has become like a son to us. He's a blessing.

Chris in Huntington Beach, California

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Amazing Organization I started sponsoring a child when my daughter was young. She was the one that wrote to our sponsored child and really learned what it was like to be a part of someone's life that was very different from her own. I have watched the children learn and grow throughout the years and have always felt connected to them and their community. Compassion keeps me up to date on what is going on at the different facilities including sponsor trips to where my children live. They are an awesome organization.

Troy in Manheim, Pennsylvania

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Ghana Sponsor Tour changed my heart! I recently visited one of my sponsor children in Ghana with a Compassion Sponsor Tour. What a heart changing experience. God is working wonders through Compassion in ways I never dreamed! I would recommend a sponsor tour to everyone who sponsors a child. Having the chance to meet the child you sponsor is priceless. Meeting all of the other children at the Child Development Centers is the icing on the cake. I am so thankful to God for giving me the chance to visit Ghana and my Ghanaian son!

Jamie in Ranson, West Virginia

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Who saves who? I have been sponsoring a young girl for 14 months now. I just light up when I get her letters. When I recently got a letter from her teacher saying "she loves you a lot" I started crying happy tears. It's amazing that you can get so easily attached to a child you've never met, but it really happens. I almost feel guilty that I may be getting as much or more from this than she is! It also helps make me a better person and appreciate what I have. Compassion staff are truly angels. God bless them.

Elizabeth in Papillion, NE

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Incredible Experience!! I currently sponsor three girls through Compassion International, and one is graduating from the program in September. I can't describe the joy this experience has brought me. I've watched Yessenia grow up from age 12 to 18, and it is hard to believe she is graduating already! The frequent letters I receive from my three girls never fail to make me laugh and cry, and I know God is working in their lives. I am 110% sure my donations go directly to the girls! Don't miss out on this opportunity!

Aleta in Spring Hill, Kansas

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No, I would not recommend Compassion to a friend.

Sent money for child-did he ever get it? One of the children I sponsored aged out of the program. Compassion encouraged sending a parting monetary gift. I sent a large gift, in time for him to receive it and write me. In early August, I called to inquire whether he did, as no letter came. I learned that he had sent a letter, and it would be on its way to me around August 6th. Today is August 19th. Does it really take two weeks for a letter to get from Colorado to Kansas? This was one of several misleading answers on this. My trust is gone.

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