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What our Sponsors are Saying:

Lynne in Fort Lauderdake

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Glad I am a sponsor I was skeptical at first. Then my daughter in law went to Peru with Compassion program. It is legitimate and they help actual kids. Like others I wish I would receive acknowledgment of gifts received and a thank you. Compassion tells me they only send a thank you for gifts over 60.00. I don't like that. A child should know if they receive a gift and be able to thank the giver no matter the monetary value. Manners should not have a price.

Sowmya in Albuquerque,OHIO

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Beautiful experience I really feel blessed that God has chose me to be a part of a child's life who is unknown to me. It feels great being associated with this organization for a year. Writing to my child and getting back reply from her feels awesome.Heard 'Giving is the utmost happiness '...It's true and worth it.

Ann in Goose Creek, South Carolina

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Highly Recommend Compassion Internationa We have been sponsoring a child for 7 years. I love being a part of this organization. I love receiving letters from my child and writing to him. It is fun getting to know each other. I know it is a small amount of money each month, but they can do so much more with the money than we can in the US. God blessed me, so it is my duty to bless others.

Laura in Carroll, Ohio

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

A life blessing... I have been sponsoring children for over 10 years. I am committed to Compassion and believe in what they are doing and the difference they and the sponsors are making in the lives of children living in poverty. I am a sponsor to 3 beautiful children and I am praying for a 4th child. I have received wonderful letters from each of my children and they do thank me for the gifts I have sent. Remember each child is different and so are the cultures they live in. May God bless each one. Thank you.

Jeff in Cincinnati, OH

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Fantastic Program As a family our daughters and us really enjoy sending our other daughter letters every month. We really love getting letters back from her and hearing how she is doing and what is happening with her and her family. Wonderful organization

Margaret in Palestine, Texas

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Sponsoring my Compassion child is great! I've been sponsoring Dominic for over a year, and it has been great! We write each other regularly and have become friends. I look forward to his letters, and he sends me his drawings and tells me what he looks forward to, and what he would have me pray for him. He does better in school now, and looks forward to a brighter future with a good education. I am about to sponsor another child. Please sponsor, if you can.

Michael in Pulaski, Wisconsin

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No, I would not recommend Compassion to a friend.

Delays in getting response to letters We sponsored two children for several years and always sent a new letter within ten days of receiving one from the child, but noted they seldom acknowledged the special gifts i.e. Christmas. The frequency of getting a response stretched to over 6 months after we sent a letter and so it was getting harder to think of it as a relationship. We sadly decided to end our sponsorship and told Compassion why in a phone call but then got letters from Compassion saying sorry you cannot afford to continue!

Andrea in New Orleans

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

A complete blessing for our familu While attending a Kari Jobe concert 2 years ago with my 8 year old son we were introduced at intermission to Compassion International. Of course I had to adopt a child. One of the Compassion employees chose Marta for us and we have been sponsoring her ever since. At the time she was 5. She's now 7. Yesterday I opened the Compassion App and sat down with my son to talk about helping others. He and I chose 2 more children to sponsor...a little girl in Haiti and a boy in Brazil.

Paul and Denise in The Colony, Texas

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Sponsorship changes lives-Theirs & Yours We have been blessed to sponsor youth ranging from 2 -22 years old for five years. Compassion has become our personal ministry. Becoming an important person to/from our sponsored youth is humbling. We have grown as Christians through prayer and letter writing to our sponsored youth. Compassion is dedicated to full financial disclosure and accountability and we believe and support the local church student center/project (our sponsored youth attend) - this is how Jesus taught us to serve.

Pamela in Waxahachie, Texas

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Love One Another My husband and I sponsor 9 children. My prayer is that we will be able to support even more. Sponsoring these children are such a blessing for both of us. We want them to know that they are loved by God and us. It is such a blessing to receive a letter from them and then communicate back to them to encourage them and to let them know that we do truly care for them and their family.

Melissa in Illinois

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Good Program This seems like a good program. I enjoy hearing from my sponsored child. I am unsure about some of the details, and it's difficult to speak to some in the company because they do not speak English well enough.I hope that these children are really being helped.

Christy in Indianapolis, IN

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

I love Compassion I sponsor three children with Compassion as well as correspond with many more and I am proud to support this organization.

Mariah in Oregon

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

A fantastic program! I have been a sponsor through Compassion for 3 years this May. I love how involved I get to be in my sponsor children's lives. My little penpals write to me at least twice a year or more (depending on how often I write to them!), and I love the fact that I can send them little paper gifts in the mail (stickers, coloring pages, and even musical cards) to let them know that I'm thinking of them and that they are always in my prayers. I simply love this amazing, Christ-centered, program :D

Jessica in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Love this organization! I have sponsored for 12 years and it has been such a blessing. I have also traveled with Compassion to Haiti and Kenya where I have seen the work they are doing and met both of my sponsored kids. Trust me when I say the relationships are real and your letters matter. I have looked through my 18 year olds file that documents every gift, medical exam and home visit, Compassion has great integrity and is making a huge difference in individuals and communities.

Kayla in Peoria, Arizona

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Absolutely love it My husband and I just got married a few months ago and we wanted to sponsor a child before he left for deployment. We have sponsored for 1 month now. We just received our first letter from him this week, I will be mailing it to my husband on his deployment so he can share in the joy I felt. It is by far the best thing we have done. Being able to bless a child of God is never a small thing. I am so grateful for Compassion giving us the ability to help our Mohamed and other children like him

RICHARD in GLENDALE ARIZONA

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

EXCELLENT PROCESS I WAS NERVOUS ABOUT DOING THIS AND I JUST HAD TO TRUST JESUS. HE TOLD ME TODAY! NOW! SO I NOW HAVE A BEAUTIFUL NEW ADDITION. SHE IS 6 AND HER NAME IS DOROTHY FROM GHANA. TRUSTING IN JESUS PRAYING FOR HER SAFETY AND HEALTH AND LOOKING FORWARD TO A LONG RELATIONSHIP

Susan in Hawaii

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Having doubts... Although I've always heard Compassion is a legit organization and I want to believe so, I am having some doubts regarding how my sponsored child (for the past few years) is receiving my gifts based on the communication. He is 10 years old and communicates very well. However, he asks the same questions almost each time he writes. I answer these questions, I include pictures and photographs yet there is never any indication that he receives these or is familiar with me & my family as sponsors.

Lauren in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Amazing Program!!!! I have been a sponsor for over 6 years and before that I sponsored children with my family. Sponsoring through Compassion has been a life changing experience for me! I cannot begin to express how much I appreciate what Compassion has done for thousands of lives including those of the sponsors. It has been hard in the past when I have lost a child, but despite the heartbreak I will continue to do it again and am so thankful for how hard Compassion works to help 'the least of these'!!

Libin in India

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

The best thing happened to me This is simply the greatest thing you could do with 38 dollars. The child knows you, and your money goes directly to the kid you sponsor. We are releasing children from poverty. Thank You Jesus for giving me this opportunity. I have never heard anyone telling a single bad thing about Compassion, either in their Facebook page or in any websites or blogs.

Rod in Crooks, SD

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Good Program We sponsored a little boy in Peru for 13 years and were contacted that he completed the Compassion program. My wife's employer matches our giving and have done so for five years. We contacted Compassion and were assured that he would receive the matching funds. We cut down on our family gifts due to the match. We just found out that the family didn't receive any of this money and Compassion used the money "where they deemed necessary." Very disappointing to learn this five years later.

Jennifer in Mentor, Ohio

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Great Program I put a lot of research into a program that would ensure the money I'm contributing is indeed helping children. Compassion met my expectations and I also know two Pastors who recommended this organization. I began sponsoring two children about four years ago and Compassion has exceeded my expectations. I get communication about and from each of the children. I love watching them grow and being able to help in some small way. I like that this is a faith based organization changing lives.

Billie in Meigs County, Ohio

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Unlike other sponsorships When I heard of Compassion and how all the sponsor money is used for the sponsored children and nothing else it is what pulled me to them. Some of the other child sponsor programs take portions of that monies and use what is left to help the child not all of it. To actually see the other programs they have put together to also help the sponsored child's family is also a blessing.

Michelle in Vacaville, CA

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

My Joyce from Brazil We have been sponsoring a little girl from Brazil for the last 3 years. We so enjoy her letters and hearing how our small contribution each month helps her and her family. Today is the day we sign on for child number 2. I hope to meet them one day!

Mallory in Fishers, Indiana

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

My Life Changed I began sponsoring a child when I was 13 years old. My beautiful friend in Honduras soon became one of my favorite people to talk about. We are very close in age and I love corresponding with her. Moved by how responsibly Compassion uses their resources, I began a second sponsorship to a younger girl in Ethiopia. I met my friend in Honduras for the first time ever after 6 years recently. Our meeting proved you can love someone you have never met in person. Life changing- THANK YOU!

Joshua in Tokyo, Japan

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Where is Your Heart? I began sponsoring a little girl from Nicaragua about a month ago and as I write her a letter, I tell her how much I love her like my own daughter and assure her that she is mi tesoro, or "my treasure." Everything about her reminds me of my own childhood and I am determined to see her become all God created her to be. Jesus says, "where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:21).My heart will always be with her, my treasure, as long as I live.Where is yours?

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