When I was 15 I traveled to Bolivia and was able to a visit orphanages and schools and meet children who were sponsored through Compassion International. I was able to see firsthand the positive difference it makes in these children's' lives. For several years now, our family has been sponsoring two children from Africa though Compassion International. I'm saying all this to confirm that Compassion International is a reputable and honest agency. And while you may not be ready for a monthly commitment to sponsor a child, please check out these Gifts of Compassion!