Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Compassion International

Car made by a little boy.

Actual pair of well worn shoes worn by one of Compassions sponserees.

Compassions Headquarters is in Colorado Springs so we were able to take a tour of the headquarters.

This is a typical home of the people that Compassion serves. Our tour guide was wonderful and pointed out to us that the blue gas can would be a typical item used to transport water. 3.575 million people die each year from water-related disease.
See the netting? Those can be purchased and donated to a family for 10 dollars. Most of the families Compassion serves live in mosquito infested areas so Malaria is a big concern. Worldwide, an estimated 200 million to 300 million malaria infections occur each year, with 2 million to 3 million deaths.

Here is where all the letters and gifts are processed. Compassion asks that Sponsors correspond with the child they are sponsering, every child writes back too. You can even send them special items on birthdays, or arrange a visit. It is exciting to see pictures and hear from your own special child.


Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies said...

Wow, thanks for sharing these pictures! I would love to visit the GMC one of these days! I don't know when we'll ever get to Colorado, so I am happy to look through photos.

As someone with a passion for writing and inspiring other sponsors to write (as you can tell from my blog), I love the glimpse of the mailroom. Those letters are so powerful!

Kimberly said...

How great that you got to vist and learn so much about them. I bet you want to sponser everyone after seeing that.

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