We are grateful for your faithfulness and the work of our Christ-centered church partners around the world. In the last fiscal year:
Child Sponsorship: It Works!
Dr. Bruce Wydick, professor of economics and international studies at the University of San Francisco, set out to explore if Compassion child sponsorship really works. His team researched the outcomes of 1,840 adults in six countries who were once sponsored through Compassion. The researchers compared these adults’ outcomes with those of more than 8,000 adults who had not been in Compassion’s program as children. Wydick’s independent study found that children in Compassion’s programs are more likely to:
- stay in school longer hold salaried, white–collar employment become leaders in their churches and communities.
As a Compassion sponsor, you can be more confident than ever that you are investing in a strategic, effective program that is truly transforming lives.
Compassion Receives Highest Rating for Financial Integrity
For the 14th consecutive year, Compassion earned Charity Navigator’s four-star rating. This is the highest rating for U.S. charities given by Charity Navigator, recognizing Compassion’s outstanding commitment to sound fiscal management, accountability and transparency. This
rating places Compassion in the top 1 percent of nonprofit organizations reviewed by the nation’s largest independent evaluator of charities.
Gallup Honors Compassion with 'Great Workplace' Award
The Gallup organization recognized Compassion as having one of the most engaged workforces in the world for the third straight year. The Gallup Great Workplace Award, based upon the most rigorous workplace research ever conducted, is a prestigious achievement demonstrating extraordinary levels of employee engagement. “This award is a testimony to our hardworking, dedicated staff,” says Compassion President Jimmy Mellado.
Haiti Recovery Efforts Bring Hope Five Years After Quake
Compassion is on track to complete construction of 30 new earthquake-resistant school buildings in Haiti by January 2015. The construction is funded by Compassion’s Disaster Relief Fund in response to the 2010 earthquake. Children, babies and mothers enrolled in Compassion’s programs will gather in these locations to learn, grow, and find safety and care for years to come. Without these new schools and other relief efforts, Compassion would have lost the ability to serve an estimated 25,500 beneficiaries in Haiti. Compassion’s disaster relief efforts, which began the day the earthquake hit and continue to date, have helped serve more than 60,000 Haitian families.