Sponsor a Child
Compassion.com is a great program to help those that have less than we have. As far as I know, and I looked everywhere, there is no program in the United States that will allow you to sponsor a child, you can only donate and hope that the money goes where they say it goes.
With Compassion.com I get to choose the child I want to sponsor and she writes to me and keeps my posted on what is going on in her life. See mine below.
How do I know that Compassion.com is on the up-and-up? I don’t, accept they had set up a weekend show in New Braunfels, Texas, and I volunteered to help them out.
They set up four different rooms for four different countries. Each had video, images, and sound that showed what life was like there. Each room took about 25 minutes to go through and this was free. That is one of the reasons I think they are what they say they are.
The other reason is because I send birthday and Christmas money to my sponsor girls but I don’t tell them how much I sent and I ask them how much was given to them and they tell me the amount and it is always what I sent.
How do I know that the letters come from the children and it isn’t just a big scam? I don’t, but they have thousands and thousands of children that are sponsored and that would be a lot or work for them to write all these letters, it wouldn’t be worth the time and amount of money they would make.
Wiwit lives in Indonesia and just turned 21 so she had to leave the program. She was able to complete school and now works as some type of scientist or something, I don’t remember the title she told me she carried. But she diagnosis bacteria pertaining to diseases.
Mahelet lives in Ethiopia and is 10 years-old, she will be 11 in October. I have been sponsoring her since she was 7. She writes and tells me things she enjoys and about school, and she is learning the English language. Her letters are not as detailed as Wiwit’s had been, but for her to write me 3 or 4 letters a year at her age is something else.
Since Wiwit left I picked up Jeandri. She lives in Indonesia and is 6 years-old. I don’t expect to hear from her any time soon, but that is okay. I know I am helping her and her family.
They say, whoever they are, that threes a charm so shortly after I started sponsoring Jeans I added Cecilia. Cecilia lives in Kenya and will be 17 on July 7.
If you are unable to sponsor a child for $38 dollars a month Compassion.com does accept one time donations.