The other day a colleague of mine who is from another country (we’re both working on a project together, and he’s only in Canada for another month of so) asked me how someone outside the USA or Canada could sponsor a child through Compassion. I had to admit, I didn’t know, but I was certain a quick email to Compassion International in the US would tell me.
Sure enough! Within a few hours I had the answer, and I while I passed it onto him, I thought why not pass it on to anyone who happens to stumble across my blog
Compassion’s response to be enquiry was as follows…
Thank you for your inquiry.
Compassion has offices in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Switzerland, UK, Ireland and the USA.
Your friend is welcome to select a child through Compassion USA or any one of the above mentioned countries. If he selects a child through the USA, he will need to make his donation in US currency or through a wire transfer to Compassion USA, including a credit or debit card. The other countries would need the donation done in their currency as well.
Thank you for partnering with Compassion! Please let me know if you have further questions.
So there you have it!
And you thought you just read my blog for fun? Hey, you can learn something too!!
PS. Thanks to a reader (Thanks Aimee!) the link to ALL the country offices is on this map http://www.compassion.net/ (well, most anyway. The others are linked above).
As some of you know, in October we moved Nancy’s Mom from London to Toronto, and just over a week ago we moved her into a retirement home just around the corner from us.
This week my mother-in-law’s home went up for sale in London, Ontario. My parents home went up for sale on that same street six years ago. My parents had lived on that street for over 50 years, and my wife’s for 48 years. Between them around 100 years of history on that street.
But shortly that history will end. Someone will buy that house and turn it into their home, just like someone bought my parents home and turned it into their home (or in that case they turned it into a dump, but that’s another story).
It’s a weird feeling to know that after the house sells there will be no reason for us to go back to that street again. We still have family (both of us) in London and friends are still there, but there will be no reason to go back to that street.
While it’s still listed, here’s the listing… http://www.realtor.ca/propertyDetails.aspx?propertyId=13091901&PidKey=1786778389
How life changes.
You know one of my pet programs is Compassion but if you want to support kids closer to home, then you need to think about supporting the Sketch & Believe program of Youth Unlimited that ministers to girls in the Jane & Finch area of Toronto. This program is lead by a young lady we . . . → Read More: Support Vanessa and “Sketch & Believe”
Over the years of sponsoring children in other countries through Compassion and other organizations, I’ve had people ask me “Does it really make a difference?” I’ve always believed it did, but never had factual evidence to back it up.
Well, today Compassion was proud to release a study that was done by Dr. Bruce Wydick, . . . → Read More: Don’t Believe Child Sponsorship Works? You’re Wrong!
I admit it. I love to people watch.
I love to watch people as they go about their everyday business. I love to watch people as they are on the subway and bus, walking around the mall, shopping, at amusement parks, almost anywhere.
Have you ever stopped, looked up from your phone or other electronic . . . → Read More: People Watching