Question regarding Compassion History.

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 6 years ago
  • Answered
Archived and Closed

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies and is no longer visible to community members. The community moderator provided the following reason for archiving: over 3 months, no activity

My wife came across an envelope of old cards (about 2.5" x 3.25") with Compassion, Inc. on them. The corporate address is 7774 Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60634. They look like they are child sponsorship cards from the late 60's or early 70's. They have a child's picture on the front and a short story about the child on the back. Child sponsorship was only $12/month back then. Do these sound like they were what Compassion International used back then?
Photo of Douglas Root

Douglas Root

  • 12 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 6 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Susan


  • 7386 Posts
  • 1591 Reply Likes
Official Response
Now that is a flash from the past! Compassion International started in Chicago in 1952. Irving Park Road was our address in Chicago so it sounds like you found some old child sponsorship cards! We'd love to keep those cards in our showcase since we're always trying to keep track of where we came from. :) If you're willing to send them to us, our (new) address is:

Compassion International
Attn. Susan, SDR
Colorado Springs, CO 80997