During the past several months the distribution of clothing has become a focal point for Operation Compassion. While most people have access to some type of clothing, adequate clothing is hard to come by for the poor and helpless. Clothing which we take for granted is critical for those who do without. Clothing serves 4 basic needs: 1.) clothing provides warmth from the cold; 2.) clothing provides protection from the sun; 3.) clothing for children provides the uniforms necessary to attend school and 4.) clothing can make a difference in employment for adults. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Delivers Clothing to Those in Need'»
During the last 12 months, Operation Compassion has distributed a record 1.5 million square feet of tile through its partners. That is more than 200 semi-trucks loaded with tile! Our partners use the tile for walls, floors and exteriors. One million square feet of tile was distributed through ongoing international programs and 500,000 square feet was distributed through a one-time purchase for domestic use. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Distributes Tile Worldwide'»
In day to day life when something goes wrong children are usually the first to suffer. When things are going well, children are usually overlooked. Children are the most vulnerable members of society because of their inability to fend for themselves. Because of this simple fact, children in every corner of the globe are starving or suffering from malnutrition. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Partners to Feed Distressed Children'»
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates stated that 50% of the infectious diseases in the world can be prevented with two things; toilets and shoes. Each day around the world children are exposed to numerous diseases because they are walking, running and playing barefooted. It only takes one scrape or cut to allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream creating a perfect storm of ill health among the most vulnerable — children.
Operation Compassion provided many of its non-profit partners with blankets for distribution during the winter months. When Operation Compassion received the blankets, no one knew the 2013-14 winter would set records across the mid-west, eastern and southern United States. Many areas have set records for low temperature and snowfall making it extremely difficult for the homeless and underserved populations to survive.