Compassion Cookbook

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I think it would be cool if you guys created a Compassion cookbook. It could have recipes from all over the world and pages tellling stories of kids from those regions whose lives have been changed. Proceeds could go toward compassion's work. I would love to purchase something like this!
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Rebekah Bell

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Adam

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That's a neat idea Rebekah!
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Caroline Bates

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In the mean time, have you looked at the recipes in the Compassion Explorer children's magazine? I recently hosted a dinner party for people from my Bible study, and served West African Peanut Soup and Tanzanian Coconut Rice, and they were a big hit. The link to the Tanzanian Coconut Rice is: https://www.compassion.com/kids-magazine/coconut-rice.htm. From there you can see a bunch of other recipes from Compassion countries in the bar on the left.
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Rebekah Bell

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Awesome! Thanks! 
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Beth

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Hi Rebekah. We tried the Mango Jam a couple years ago when we saw it in the paper version of the kids magazine. We just stuck it in the freezer like freezer jam. It is a recipe we will repeat! If I recall correctly, you have a child in Guatemala too, and I think that's where this recipe was from. Here is the online link: https://www.compassion.com/kids-magazine/mango-jam.htm
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Hi Rebekah! I will absolutely pass this idea on to the right department :). I agree with everyone else that you should check out all the recipes in the Compassion Explorer magazine too; they are delicious and so much fun to make!
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Wow! What an incredible idea Rebekah! I would totally buy these and gift them to people! Especially if we could get authentic recipes.... like given to us by maybe the parents of the sponsored kids, or the staff working at the compassion projects.
One of our sponsored kids is in Burkina Faso and when you google recipes.... there aren't very many which makes you think they are not authentic.  
Hope you guys do this! Or what about Compassion International Christmas cards.... like what Unicef has?
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Madison

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Hello Patty! We do partner with the card company Dayspring. They make certain cards and give us a portion of the proceeds. Is this what you are inquiring or what do you mean by cards like what Unicef has? 
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Patty

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Hi Madison!  Partnering with Dayspring is good but I'm talking 100 percent Compassion International where the profit goes  to perhaps the Christmas fund where all kids (sponsored or unsponsored) can benefit.

Are the designs by Dayspring drawn by the kids in the centers?  Why not have 26 different types of cards , one from each country chosen that Compassion operates in as a Christmas card?

Seeing the kids always draw us a picture in the letters they send us.... this would make it even more interesting for them.  
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Christina, Employee

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Hi Patty! I absolutely love your ideas for Compassion to make our own card sets to sell with children's drawings on them, and the funds received could go towards one of our funds to help kiddos in need :). We would probably not be able to allocate 100% of proceeds towards a fund because it would cost Compassion to make these cards. We take financial integrity very seriously here at Compassion. As a Christian organization, everything we do needs to be worthy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and we want as much as possible to get to the children we serve. That's why at least 80% of your monthly support goes directly towards programming specifically for your child. The remaining 20% or less is used for administration costs like transaction fees, customer service, and marketing to help us reach more supporters and children. Therefore, we would need to weigh the cost of manufacturing these cards to the possible proceeds received to ensure we are keeping our commitment of utilizing less than 20% for this project. Thank you so much for your suggestions, and I have sent them to the appropriate team for consideration!
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Beth

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I think Patty's Christmas card idea is neat, to have pictures drawn by kids featured on the front of the cards. If the price was reasonable, I could see myself purchasing these if it was a Christmas themed picture, but I would prefer either all the same card or at most 4 different cards per set. (Honestly, I have switched to getting identical cards just so I don't have to spend time deciding who gets which card!)

Also, I love the idea of proceeds being used for the Christmas fund. Just makes sense. And it seems like so many people are surprised after they give their first Christmas donation that it was not just used for their own children. Cards would be another way to fund the Christmas gift program.

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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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I'd love to have Compassion Christmas cards to buy to send to my Sponsored kids. (IE have the Christmas cards out early enough to be able to send them out). I'm having problems finding Christmas cards in the stores yet!