Thursday, April 9, 2009

Compassion

We were reading about natural disasters this past week. Droughts, floods, tsunamis, etc.

This led to talking about aid organizations, which led to talk of charities.

The kids decided that we needed to sponsor a kid in a not-so-fortunate country. So, we looked at the websites for World Vision, Compassion, and Christian Children's Fund to see which one we might like to use.

They all looked pretty good, but we ended up going with Compassion. The girls chose to sponsor a little 8 year old girl from Tanzania. Her name is Roza and we will be getting our sponsor packet in the mail within the next couple of weeks.

We can't send packages, but it says we can send flat things (less than 1/8 inch thick and the size of a sheet of paper or smaller.) Ellie is already excited about writing her a letter and enclosing some stickers, stencils, and pretty papers for her.

I am so excited to see the kids truly want to do something special for this little girl. It only costs $32 a month to sponsor a kid through Compassion. If it is something you are interested in doing, then you can sign up right on their website. :)

2 comments:

SmallWorld at Home said...

Fantastic! We sponsore a little girl in Rwanda, and in our American Heritage Girls troop we sponsor a girl in Peru. In our troop we have each different group write her a letter each month and everyone brings 50 cents/month. It's been such a wonderful thing for both our family and our troop!

Jennifer said...

That's wonderful! I'm glad that you have had a good experience with it. We are excited about it :)