We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill
Help others to truly live by making their needs your concern.
Be a Resource Person.
Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others. Barbara Bush
As teams travel to Africa, each team member carries 1-2 large suitcases full of supplies that will be used to help the needy, bring smiles to many, and encourage those who work there year round. The following is a list of items that we collect throughout the year:
- For gift bags that are given to workers at orphanages and detention centers: nail clippers and files, small soaps and lotions in good condition, small candles and sugarless gum, washcloths, chapstick, pens and small memo pads, combs and hair accessories, small deodorants
- For gift bags for children: bouncy balls, bracelets, lollipops and Smarties, sugarless gum, combs, socks, small toys and games
- Gifts for village chiefs and translators: small blankets, knit caps, baseball hats, t-shirts, pocket knives, flashlights, lotions, socks, keychains, hard candles
- Over-the-counter medicines: Aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, cough drops, eye drops, Neosporin, anti-itch creams, cold and flu medicines, Preparation H, vitamins (children and adult)
- Craft supplies for work with women: needles, threads, small counted cross-stitch kits, yarn (wool and other types), crochet hooks, knitting needles, beads and beading supplies, scrapbooking supplies
- Craft supplies for work with children: crayons and coloring books, small rolls of art paper, acrylic paints of all colors, sponges and stamping supplies, glitter glue sticks, paints, and paintbrushes
Give Alternative Gifts.
If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give. George MacDonald
Click here for gift-giving ideas for the special people and occasions in your life.
Join our Tender Hearts Club.
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. Henry Ward Beecher
Looking for a way to help your small group experience the joy of doing something sacrificial together? Consider having them join our “club”! Check out our info sheet…
Travel with Short-Term Teams to Africa.
I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world. –Mother Teresa
- Uganda: June 8-22, 2013
- Liberia: June 23-July 8, 2013
- Morocco: September 28-October 12, 2013
Download Short-Term Team application here…
Invite us to share the vision.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot
We are available to share the vision and mission of Compassion Corps to individuals, churches, small groups, schools, Lions Clubs, Rotary clubs, and other community organizations. Ideas for hosting a get-together…
Be a part of your community.
I want you to be concerned about your next-door neighbor. Do you know your next-door neighbor? Mother Teresa
Compassion Corps is currently seeking avenues to be involved with those in need right here in our own neighborhoods and communities. One important way in which we can help is by volunteering to help inner-city children as a part of an after-school tutoring program in association with the Unity Center. If you just have a couple of hours to contribute, every other week, you can help! For more information, please contact Lexie Archer at [email protected].
Be a part of our community.
Serving God is doing good to man, but praying is thought an easier service and therefore more generally chosen. Benjamin Franklin
Compassion Corps has formed a “Go Team” to mobilize volunteer help locally throughout the year. Crews and individuals are welcome. Contact us through our Volunteer Page if you’d like to roll up your sleeves and serve in the trenches!