Thursday, September 18, 2008

BBAW Spotlight: Compassion and the Global Food Crisis Part 2


I was blog hopping last week when I stumbled upon Abbie's blog. First of all, Abbie is super nice. She seems to have the heart of a servant and she's very sweet. And she makes these gorgeous little dolls called Compassion Friend Dolls. She sells them for 36 dollars...and after the cost of materials all the money goes to the Global Food Crisis Fun. Here's what she says about it:

"After praying for God to use me and my hands to be able to give more to others, I began making Compassion Friends dolls. All proceeds minus costs for materials, goes towards Compassion International's Global Food Crisis Fund. Through one sale of a doll, we are able to give enough money to the fund to feed appoximately 2 children for an entire month. Each doll is handcrafted just as God handcrafted every one of His children."

I loved the idea and the dolls so much, I asked her about doing a giveaway during BBAW to bring more attention to the Global Food Crisis and her efforts. She agreed.

To enter this giveaway, I ask you to go visit the Compassion Website, learn about their programs, and come back and comment about something you learned about a Compassion program.

The winner will get this gorgeous doll. And please, consider donating to the global food crisis fund.

11 comments:

wordlily said...

I was already familiar with the Compassion child sponsorship program, but I just now learned that Compassion also offers micro-loans for people to start a small business. I was actually surprised to learn this about Compassion, thanks for nudging me over to their site!

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Serena said...

This is a fantastic idea.

Cindy said...

I wasn't familiar with Compassion before you mentioned it on your blog. It was surprised to read about the leadership developement program. Its really nice to see that. So many people over look that. There are so many bright children who don't get the chance to go to school and knowing they do this makes it that much more special.

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blueviolet said...

I had no idea that because of poor sanitation and unclean water about 1.8 million children die each year. That's equivalent to about 5,000 deaths a day which is incredibly disturbing and just seems so absolutely unnecessary.
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Shelly Burns said...

I was finally able to get into the Compassion website and read about the children in Haiti. Haiti has been severly affected by hurricanes lately, and the children there are in great need. Compassion is helping them by asking for donations for clean water, food, and temporary shelter for the children at their child development centers as well as their families and the staff that works there. This is a very worthwhile organization that I would be proud to donate to.

darbyscloset said...

Oh what a great website..the kids all look so sweet and innocent! I learned that "Compassion" goes out of their way in order to provide many different ways to sponser a child....there is bound to me a way listed that eveyone would find fit their needs or made them comfortable!
Thank you for sharing this information!!
Darby
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Kristi Valiant said...

I love Compassion. My husband and I sponsored a child for awhile through their programs. I read on their website about what they're doing to help victims of the recent hurricanes in Haiti. Compassion is such a wonderful organization. May it continue to be blessed mightily!
Thanks for hosting this giveaway and sending others to such a worthwhile site.

M. said...

discouraging to think that there is still such widespread hunger in the world.
encouraging to know that average people no longer need feel helpless about it, but able to take positive action.

Jill Foley said...

Love the idea of the give away....might have to do something like that too! I've been an advocate for Compassion for 15 years and sponsor 7 children...what an amazing organization. No need to enter me into this give away (already have 2 dolls from Abbie)...just wanted to say hi and thanks for spreading the word about Compassion!

Marilyn - A Mixed Bouquet said...

I have been familiar with Compassion and the blogs for some time. I do want to encourage others to check out this link with Charity Navigator Rating. It's tough to know who to trust these days. I believe in Compassion so much that I post occasionally about them.

Now, I'm off to consider a fundraising for Compassion using this doll! :D The ideas are coming at me fast!

Thanks!

Sheep Droppings said...

Thank you for the great post! I've been an Advocate for Compassion since 1995, and a sponsor since 1988. It really IS a great company, and they're really doing what they say they are! The girl I sponsored since childhood actually got accepted to Compassion's Leadership Development Program two years ago, so I know about this first-hand. Also -- believe it or not -- I was in Kansas City last week and met Abbie and her sweet daughter, who was carrying one of the Compassion Dolls, so I can vouch for the fact that these dolls are truly specia [so is Abbie's daughter]l! Also -- thanks for the challenge to find something "new" on the website to report -- although I've visited the website hundreds of times, I didn't know about the "Share Your Heart" section before [I'm ashamed to admit this!] but will be spending some time reading these special posts. Thanks again!

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