Is it suitable for young children?

Yes. It was designed with the whole family in mind and stories with sensitive content have kid-friendly audio versions. Parents should preview the content for each story to make the right choice for each child.

Is this a religious event?

Compassion International is an openly Christian organization, and each of the children’s true stories will include a theme of their faith, as it made a significant impact on their ability to escape poverty. We want all our guests to feel comfortable and welcome because it’s our goal to increase awareness in each community about the realities of extreme poverty and the difference we all have the opportunity to make.

Will I be pressured for money?

No. There will be an opportunity to sponsor a child at the end of your experience, but it’s not required. You will not be asked for a donation for attending.

The location listed is a church. Do I have to be a church-goer? Is the church going to ask me for anything?

No. Although this event is hosted by a local church, it is open to the public.

How do I look-up or change my registration?

Click here to view, make changes to, or cancel your registration.

Do you need volunteers?

Yes! Passionate locals are perfectly qualified to join with us in running this exciting event, and we really could use your help. Visit our volunteer page for details and to find out what openings we have available each weekend. No prior experience with Compassion is required. Training and a free t-shirt are provided on-site.

Do I need to bring anything?

No! We will provide every visitor with a freshly sanitized iPod and headset to experience the story. Custom headphones and hearing devices with 3.5 mm jacks are permitted.