Showing compassion for others is not just a charity gift. This is very dignified and perhaps the easiest way to make a difference, as compassion is more than that.

It's about making connections regardless of geographic location or cultural differences. It's about supporting someone from the other side of the world or even in your own backyard. You can also do charities that help children in need.

What Else Can You Do?

You can do a little more than just giving money. Sponsoring a child is the most direct way to help children in need.

Simply put, you feel that you are connected directly to the child you are sponsoring, and this can have real meaning not only in the child's life but also in the lives of everyone in the community. There are other ways to ensure that child poverty is given the attention it needs.

Now is the time to do more than just give money to charities that help children in need. Raise your voice on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves.

Coming together makes the crowd seem much stronger than the voice alone. State senators and politicians on the world stage represent all of us.

Campaigning with like-minded people who care about helping children can and can play a role. Our leaders represent us, so it is up to us as a whole to ensure that their representations reflect the sentiments of the people they serve.

Your own community has programs and charities to fight poverty. Be a part of this effort, even if only for a few hours a week. Never underestimate the power of prayer.

Please pray for the children around the world who desperately need God's intervention in their lives. You can change a child's life.