I am going out on a limb here and starting a 26 post series about Compassion. Each post will have to do with one aspect of Compassion and start with a letter of the alphabet.
None of the posts have been written yet. This is my first one!
I hope to write and post these each week so that you can learn more about Compassion from a volunteer's perspective.
First up...Act for Compassion!
What is it?
Stealing this from the Act for Compassion page..."a platform that exists to help you create online campaigns to take action to release children from poverty."
When the Act for Compassion web site was first launched, I did a Bake for Brazil campaign.
My original goal for this online campaign was for 19 people to join me by raising $50 each. I was never able to find the other 19 people, but I was able to raise $100 baking and selling homemade baked goods to my local friends and family.
For the Act for Compassion fundraising campaigns, you can set one up for your birthday, anniversary, wedding, Christmas, etc. Currently, the campaigns are focusing on Bibles, clean water, goats, Haiti, and Ecuador. Be sure to check the Act for Compassion page because areas of critical need change on a regular basis.
Want to focus on finding sponsors for waiting children?
You can do that too!
What I love about the Act for Compassion sponsorship campaign...you can set up your challenge to focus on different countries, ages, longest waiting, and a few other criteria.
So let's say, you just got back from a Compassion sponsor trip to Kenya.
Now you want to help find more sponsors for some children like the ones you fell in love with.
Set up your Act for Compassion sponsorship campaign for children just from Kenya!
One way I have used the sponsorship campaign, I set up a campaign to run in conjunction with my Compassion Sunday. This way, if people are searching for children by birthday, they could check my Act for Compassion sponsorship campaign to find a child whose birthday matched their own child's birthday!
One other area of the Act for Compassion page is the volunteer area.
Do you know that volunteers are a huge part of Compassion?
Live in Colorado Springs? You can volunteer at Compassion Headquarters.
And, every now and then, there are volunteer leadership positions available as a way for you to serve!
These groups are great places to get encouragement and support, especially if you are looking to take the next step and become more involved as a volunteer with Compassion.
What questions do you have about Act for Compassion?