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Your selfie could help change a child’s life

#SponsorSelfieDay is coming! It’s a day where Compassion sponsors all over the world will share a selfie with their child’s photo to show everybody how simple it is to help change the life of a child living in poverty.

On Saturday 16 September, we’d love you to post a selfie with your sponsored child’s photo, or even a picture of their photo on your fridge or wall, and tell your friends and followers why you sponsor. 

Imagine how many more children’s lives we can impact if we all shared about our sponsored children on the same day.


The cool part? We’re going global with this. Our friends in Australia, Canada and the United States are involved too. That’s more than one million sponsors! How incredible will it be to see Compassion supporters flooding social media with photos of children who are being released from poverty in Jesus’ name? But we need your help.

Let’s use social media for good and celebrate the impact that child sponsorship is having on both you and the child or teen you sponsor. Your post might even help a friend decide to sponsor a child of their own, too.


On Saturday 16 September ...

  • Share a photo of your sponsored child on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
  • This could be a selfie with their photo, a pic of their profile photo, or even a photo of their profile on your fridge. If you took a sponsor trip to meet him or her, share a photo of that special moment!
  • Write why you’re a sponsor in the caption.
  • Tag @compassionuk and use the hashtag #SponsorSelfieDay

That’s it! Make sure you tag us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: we’ll be reposting our favourite photos throughout the day. If you want to share beyond your immediate friends, make sure your post’s privacy is set to ‘public’ on Facebook.   

Join the Sponsor Selfie Day global Facebook event to mark it on your calendar!

Get tagging

Facebook @CompassionUK  
Instagram @CompassionUK 
Twitter @CompassionUK    

Example photos

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Sponsor Selfie Day

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What if your friends have questions or want to sponsor?

Here are some useful resources:


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