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What our Sponsors are Saying:

Bret in Ohio

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No, I would not recommend Compassion to a friend.

Poor Communication & Patent Answers I started sponsoring a child 2 years ago. During that time I asked several times what gifts my child received for her birthday and Christmas and never received an answer. My child moved out of the area and I received a new child with the same lack of communication. I'm sure Compassion International does great work but in my case I don't feel comfortable giving money and not knowing if or what my child is receiving. I'm done sponsoring. I will do it locally where I know what my child is receiving firs

Emily in Seven Points, Texas

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

God loves you We live in a sick world and these kids need some love in their lives. God is there savior, He is there for them keep believing.

Monica in Dallas, TX

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Giving Hope and Love I love what Compassion is all about. I absolutely love the connection I have with my sponsor child. I want to meet my precious Angel one day. It's not expensive and it hurts me to see that children are suffering and I wish I can be able to help them all. I love what Compassion does, prayer is a powerful tool, by sponsoring and connecting with my child, they give me hope, faith and love. It's a rewarding experience.

Lindsay in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Love this Organization! I have absolutely loved the experience of sponsoring a child. There's nothing quit as rewarding as forming a relationship with your sponsor child. I have loved getting to know the little girl I sponsor and being able to be a part of her life. I wanted to sponsor a child in order to be a blessing in someone else's life, but she has ended up being more of a blessing to me than I could ever imagine!

Savannah in Oxnard, California

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

This has CHANGED my life! Compassion has really changed my life! I love the Lord, and He spoke to me that I should sponsor a little girl in the Philippines. Now I have been sponsoring her for almost a year, and just started to write to another girl in Ethiopia. I thank Compassion and my church's Compassion Sunday. I highly recommend this program!

Joshua in Tokyo, Japan

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

What does it mean to know God? Today, I celebrate my 1st year since I met my girl from Nicaragua whom I dearly love like my own child, and God has blessed me with 2 more children since then.Much has been learned from my sponsorship experiences and above all is the "Knowledge of God".God can actually suffer when His children suffer and He is exhorting us to identify ourselves with His concern.Our only boast ought to be our knowledge of Him by exercising "kindness, justice and righteousness on earth"(Jeremiah9:23~24).

Emily in Davenport, Iowa

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No, I would not recommend Compassion to a friend.

So religious! I thought this was an organization that helped kids get on their feet and learn some life skills, but it seems they are most concerned about forcing Jesus and Christianity down the kids throats. I recently wanted to add another child to my sponsorship and asked if he would be able to attend school with the monthly gift. Compassion said that was not guaranteed, but of course church activities were. I find the gift of a real education more important than memorizing Bible verses. Disappointing.

Roman in Yakima WA

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

first time sponsoring This feeling knowing that I'm making a difference in someone's life make me extremely happy!

Savannah in Oxnard, CA

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

I LOVE COMPASSION!!! I love this program! I have one sponsor child and one corespondent child. I love my kids. I feel great knowing that I am making a impact in the girls lifes.

Ashley in Lowell, MA

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Fantastic Organization Compassion is such an amazing organization that cares about the children and families they are working with, both the sponsored and the sponsors. I have been sponsoring children through Compassion since high school over 12 years ago. In that time, I've had financial trouble and they worked with me to ensure the child I sponsored would be taken care of. They are also very good at keeping sponsors informed when there are issues at the centers about what is being done to fix it. Highly recommended!

Zoe in Palmers Green, London

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Very Good I have sponsored a child in Uganda for about 8-9 years now. It has been amazing!

Tracey in Northern Ireland, UK

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Great experience for all involved! The Compassion Project is an amazing organisation. My family and I have wrote to two twin sisters who live in Kenya. We enjoy writing and receiving letters. I would highly recommend sponsoring a child .

Nancy in Medina, OHio

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

I love this organization I have sponsored a girl in El Salvador for 11 years. Last year I was blessed to meet her and her mother and the lady who works at the center where she attends. I was on a mission trip and was based about 1 1/2 hours from where they live. It was a privilege to meet them all. They were so humble and gracious and appreciative of what I have sent over the years. The center worker had a binder showing how all the money I sent has been used for her. She is a young lady now, aged out of the program.

Anthony in Salem, Oregon

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Great ministry! This is a great ministry. I receive letters from her & can see her growing in Christ. I'd like to debunk some low reviews for you. Compassion never says that the child receives the money. The Center gets the money and they use it to bless the child. HOWEVER...if you send a gift of money the family does get it. My child wrote me a letter thanking me for the money and telling me what a timely blessing it was, she then listed the items she was able to get, incl. food, clothing and candy.

Charlotte in Molt, Montana

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No, I would not recommend Compassion to a friend.

I am praying if I should continue After 7 years, sponsoring 6 children from various countries: Bolivia, Ethiopia, and Ghana.Younger, older, girls, boys: their needs are similar but the children are each unique.More changes made to policy. I can no longer send bought cards or my 3x5 scripture cards that I personally write out and pray over. I have asked each child to keep the 3x5 scripture cards and in future years look back and reread them. Now they only scan and send on.This takes away the personal touch I add plus my prayers.

Chad in Harrisonburg, VA

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Showing Compassion Through Christ! The reason for sponsoring two children is to help them become better men and women through Christ, by receiving education, medical checkups, and spiritual guidance. My wife and I want to make a difference and we hope that the children we sponsored will be appreciative of the support they are receiving. We hope that the men and women Jesus puts in front of them will be able to positively affect their lives in such a way that when they are older they also want to help others in need. God Bless!

Christopher in Greeley, CO

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

We Love Our Children! For many years our family has supported this organization, which has assisted us in the development of relationships with children and their families throughout the world. We are very thankful to be a part of such a wonderful organization, and we look forward to partnering with Compassion International for many more years to come!

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 International 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 family 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.

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