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What our Sponsors are Saying:

Rebecca in Jacksonville, FL

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Amazing Sponsorship Program I have been sponsoring a child with Compassion for nearly 15 years, and it has been one of the most meaningful and fulfilling things to be a part of. I know that all the money I put towards my sponsorship is well stewarded and my sponsored child is well taken care of. Compassion works with an unparalleled excellence in creating the sponsor and child experience. Nothing makes me happier than sending and receiving letters with my sponsored child, and I am glad to know she is in Compassion's hands.

Jessica in Kentucky

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

My favorite organization I’ve been with compassion for 7 years now. I’ve had a wonderful experience with the staff and correspondences. I receive letters and pictures often. I set my account up to automatically withdraw payment on a day of my choice. Every event volunteer I’ve worked with has also been great.

Michelle in Arizona

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Overjoyed! Making the decision to become a Compassion sponsor 18 years ago was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. My first sponsored child was a girl from Ethiopia named Biritu. She was a lovely girl, I can still see her pretty smile. I am now sponsoring Gashema from Rwanda. He writes the best letters! He is very enthusiastic when describing life in Rwanda. He tells me that he prays for me, and I write new words that I have learned in his language, Kinyarwanda!! That makes Gashema very happy!😍

Desiree in Finland

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

A way to show love to children in need I sponsor 3 children with Compassion International. I love how Compassion works and it's morality. No better way for me to spend money and help children in need.

Kelsey in SC

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Better to Give I have chosen and will continue to choose Compassion as a way to let God free me from the chains love of money and change my heart. Thank you, Compassion for making communication with the children easy. Although they are ministering to people in dire need, Compassion does a wonderful job of being positive and showing that it is a blessing to give. No scammy, guilt inducing advertising. They share factual needs in a organized manner and offer an opportunity to be Jesus.

M in CA

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No, I would not recommend Compassion to a friend.

Questionable Program - BE AWARE!!!! I sent letters and pictures and never received a response. Every letter that I've received gives the same information over and over again. It seems as though it's automated information. I began to question and stopped sending my donation. Now I'm receiving letters that I am past due and it's been adding up for a few months now. It's a donation, how can it be stacking up? Makes no sense to me how this organization works. It sounds like a scam based on other reviews. BE AWARE!!!!!!

Gin in Fort Wayne, IN

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Outstanding Program! Compassion International is a wonderful program to help children get an education that can help them get out of poverty. Love it!

Missy in Chicago, Illinois

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Please sponsor a child with Compassion! Thank you Compassion International for the wonderful work you do, and for allowing people like me to be able to help! I sponsor 6 children and I have loved each and every one of them from day 1! I have only been sponsoring since January, but I have already received letters from three of my children. And those letters are more priceless to me than ANYTHING else. I can clearly see why the letter writing is so important! You really DO make a difference in the life of a child.

Missy in Titusville, FL

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

A feel-good way to help I started sponsoring right out of high school when the $13 per month fee was just about a tithe for me! LOL It was the best thing I’ve ever done and I haven’t stopped sponsoring in the 30 years, since! The feeling you get knowing that you are helping a specific person is the greatest feeling! Seeing the kids’ pictures as they progress, and reading through the letters over the years it really helps you to know that what you are doing matters.

Peggy in USA

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No, I would not recommend Compassion to a friend.

Good program however... I am quite sure that Compassion is an excellent program that does good work but after sponsoring my child in Honduras for over 14 yrs I have not built a relationship of any kind with her. Every letter from the beginning has been in the same handwriting and the photos drawn are most assuredly from the same person, so I have to think from the age of 3 to 17, all the same, that an adult has been sending them, I also send photos and ask questions that don't get answered or commented on.

Jordan in Huntsville, Alabama

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Blessing! Sponsoring a child is such a blessing! I read my letters every day and I pray for my child and his family. I do wish I could send him a material gift, but I understand the rules with customs. I am just glad to know that he does get to spend my gifts on himself. I love the pictures I get and how he is so excited about his new items. My heart is over joyed!

Tammy in Vancouver, Washington

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Current Sponsor and new Sponsor My husband Ken and I sponsored Herve" from Burkino Faso in 2016 after I had listened to WayFM for 4 days and had a huge weight on my chest to take a child. Since then I have 2 kids I write to only. I love all three and share with all three. Since I lost my husband November 29, 2017 I chose to honor him and yesterday chose another boy that is 17 and has Ken's birthday and he lives also in Burkino Faso. I have less money now to live on now but God has this also.

John in Cannon Falls, Minnesota

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Barkley Circle Compassion is all about relationships with a child in need. It's a great program. The relationship grows and they become part of the family. When the status of the family and child change and are no longer eligible for Compassion, the relationship just stops abruptly and there is no longer any opportunity to connect. There has to be a better way for families to create some closure than a letter out of the blue that ends the relationship without notice.

Meghan in New Mexico

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Love it. I love being a sponsor. I sponsor two kids from Haiti and from Africa. It has been an honor and joy in my life to try to give a little to support these children who would not otherwise have. I really love writing to them, hearing from them, and being there even though I cannot physically be present. It has been a huge part of my life to sponsor these kids who are now growing up on me. I will always love what Compassion does for children in need.

Dwight in Perdido Key, Florida

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

To God be the Glory! The Lord has never failed me and always provides for me, and He sure has blessed me spiritually and physically. One day I was having lunch with my family after church, and I spent $50, and we did not finish it all. I looked around, and people were throwing away food, throwing away a blessing from God; I felt guilty in my heart. The next day I sponsored 2 children from Compassion, and I feel honored to bless those in need.

Karen in Victorville, CA

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Wish I could give more than 5 stars!! I sponsor several children & have several correspondence children - I thought becoming a sponsor would make a big difference for the children, which it has, but it has also made a huge difference in my life! I'm so glad Compassion is a Christian organization & that they teach the kids about the Lord. Compassion is a wonderful organization that truly lives up to it's name. I never knew I could love someone that I will never meet in person so much! Thank you Compassion for all you do in His name.

Bree in Montana

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

I love Compassion! My parents sponsor a child through Compassion, and I am her pen pal! I love learning about her life, like what the weather is there and then I tell her what it’s like here. I would definitely recommend sponsoring a child

James in Monmouth, IL

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Best Ministry For Us We are in our third decade of sponsoring kids through Compassion, and we are so impressed that the potential for people to do good in the world just keeps getting better! We recently retired and took our first sponsor trip to Haiti. Meeting other sponsors and some of the Compassion staff solidified our commitment to be "all-in" in for this outstanding ministry! Really...how could your prayers, letters, and money be used in any better way?

Leona in Hawaii

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

NOTHING BUT JOY! My husband and I have been filled with nothing but joy and great blessings from the moment we sponsored our first child, KAHINDA, from Tanzania. My darling son has grown so quickly and I have been blessed to watch him grow in his love for Jesus Christ. Today we sponsor four children from many parts of the world. We have received so much more than we have given. I love reading their letters and I love the feeling of sharing what God has given me with these beautiful innocent children.

Hannah in Cambridge, Minnesota

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

I Love Sponsoring Through Compassion! I have been a sponsor for 3 years to a little girl from El Salvador, and I absolutely love it! It is so much fun to get her letters and updates in the mail. I also love how Compassion is so rooted in Christianity and how they are financially accountable as well. The only thing I would say is to make sure you actually can afford to sponsor a child and won't have to cut off your sponsorship after you've started it. One thing I would like to see would be more updates about the children.

Tiana in hesperia, CA

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Trustworthy. Items sent arrive to child! Though it's great to exchange letters and send pictures of our family, we wanted to send some tangible items, that we thought he & his family might like. My coworker has business in Indonesia & delivered a backpack full (items we purchased here) to the Compassion office closest to our child. It was exciting to get pictures of our kid and his family, wearing or holding the items we sent! In future I will send money, but it was great to know Compassion's integrity to get ALL items to him in his country.

Dominic in Christchurch, New Zealand

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Amazing Organisation I love the work that Compassion does. I have three sponsor children around the world, and they send me great updates and photos. I love seeing how the churches change the children's lives by not only equipping them with nourishment but also encouraging their Christian faith. If I've ever had any questions, Compassion's partner organization have been great to deal with. Would recommend it to anyone, such a blessing!

NANNETTE in NORTH BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

I HAVE AN INTERNAL JOY.... I was listening to my favorite Christian Radio station (Star 99.1) and they were having a telethon of sorts to get children sponsored. I was compelled to call in and sponsor a child. 2 weeks later, I received my packet with a picture of the prettiest little girl from Tanzania name Anna. My heart has been full ever since and I recently chose to sponsor a 2nd child also from Tanzania. This is the BEST THING I've done in a very long time. Thank you Compassion International!

Jessica in Palm Beach,Florida

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

26 years and still staying These children need us all. I have been glad to support these kids, from all over the world, for 26 years. I'm grateful for this site and the other supporters.

Aubrey in Kansas

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Worth it! The children and their families are 100% worth your time, money and prayers! It may not feel like you are connecting with the children right away, but give it time. I just want to assure you that every single letter you send impacts them in a big way. I also want to say that every single penny you send is being used where Compassion says it's being used. I have had the opportunity to visit 3 of my sponsored children multiple times and each time I go I see spiritual, mental and physical changes.

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