"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy" Proverbs 31:8-9

Monday, 30 May 2011

Want to do a little more?

Why not consider sending a financial gift to your sponsor child?

Although your monthly sponsorship cost contributes to many many areas of your sponsor child's life, a financial gift can cover those extra costs.

If there is a natural disaster in your sponsor child's country or if it is the dry season in Africa, financial gifts can be very useful.  They can even be used for repairs or extensions to the family home, clothes and extra food.

The options are either a Child Gift, or a Family Gift. 

Child gifts can be sent for either your child's birthday or general or both.  A minimum of $20 to a maximum of $150 per year.

Examples of what money can buy for a Child Gift depending on the country:

$10 and under: Ball, chickens, doll, food (1kg rice, 1kg lentils, 1kg flour, 1kg beans, 3kg oil, bread, coffee, ) lamp, mostquito lamp, toys, clothes (shirts, pants, shoes), books, bucket, table

$25 and under: Blanket, goat, pig, sheep

$40 and under: Used bicycle, guinea pigs (for breeding)

Often a child gift will be used for items to benefit the entire family, because our dollars go a long way in many countries- you'd be surprsied what can be bought for $30 - the amount we would spend on one t-shirt..


This is our child Pras, with his birthday present:  While gift photos are very rare, each child will at least write to you to thank you, and tell you what was purchased.

Family Gifts can be sent upto 4 times a year.  From a minimum of $20 to a maximum of $1500 per year. 

Examples of what money can buy for a Family Gift:

$100 and under: Bike, cow, mattress, donkey

$200 and under: Carpenter's tool box, Rickshaw, sewing machine

$250 and under: Bricklaying tools, street food cart, cart pulled by donkey


You are also able to send a Graduation Gift, when you child is graduating the Compassion program, which is a great way to show how proud you are of them, and also give them a positive start to life outside of Compassion.  Given once, from a minimum of $20 to a maximum of $2,000.


The other type of gift you can give is a Child Development Centre Gift.  From a minimum of $150 to a maximum of $3,000 per year.  This can be used to purchase much needed items for the Child Centre, such as stationary, desks and chairs, playground, toilets, water system, digital camera etc.


To send you sponsor child a financial gift either phone Compassion on 1300 22 44 53 or login to your online account.