A Week of Compassion
Helps Children in Need
By: Tara Jeske
Courtesy of Compassion International
“A Week of Compassion,” Positive Life Radio’s (PLR) recent fundraiser for Compassion International, concluded with sponsorship for 202 children in need. Sponsors pledged $32 per month to help a child in South America, Africa or Asia. With the average sponsorship lasting five years, it is estimated that $387,840 was raised.
Compassion works in more than 20 developing countries, with more than 625,000 children, to help implement community programs that equip children for the future by providing for their core needs- spiritual, physical, economic and social.
Through one-on-one sponsorship, Compassion International links caring individuals with children living in poverty. Compassion teams with radio stations and churches across the country to raise money for child sponsorship, puts on fundraising concerts, and accepts donations through the Internet.
“When we do an event and find a staff that so personally believes in the cause of what Compassion is doing around the world, those are the stations that we really love to partner with,” says Jocelyn Clarambeau, radio marketing manager for Compassion International, of collaborating with PLR, “It was a really great experience for us and we really sensed the deep level of commitment.”
PLR teamed with Compassion International for the first time this year in an ongoing effort to bring a balance of both local and international projects to the listening family.
“Presenting opportunities of various types allows everyone to find a place to reach out to help others,” says Kevin Krueger, PLR station manager.
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