Compassion International to Sponsor Disney’s Night of Joy

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By Stephan Archer |

Compassion International, the world’s largest Christian child development and sponsorship organization, will share its message of hope during Disney’s “Night of Joy,” on Sept. 10-11 at Walt Disney World, near Orlando, Fla. During the two-night music festival some of the country’s top Christian artists will be advocating on behalf of the world’s poorest children.

Compassion International will sponsor concerts at the forecourt stage of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom. Some of the artists performing at the event are also Compassion advocates and include Mercy Me, Tenth Avenue North and Thousand Foot Krutch.

During the event, those in attendance will have the opportunity to learn how they can change a life by sponsoring a child through Compassion International.

“We are very excited to include Compassion International in Disney’s Night of Joy,” said Jay Zavada, Director, Global Special Events for Disney Parks. “Walt Disney World is the place ‘Where Dreams Come True’ and Compassion International supports the dreams of children around the world.”

Compassion works effectively through local churches to release children from poverty in 26 of the world’s poorest countries. As the world’s largest one-to-one child development and sponsorship organization serving more than one million children worldwide, Compassion takes an individualized, holistic approach to meet the personal needs of each child.

“The opportunity for Compassion and our talented advocates to speak up for children around the world during an event like Night of Joy is simply monumental for an organization like ours,” said Mark Hanlon, senior vice president of Compassion International, USA. “The fact that Disney’s core purpose is to engage and entertain children complements Compassion’s commitment to bring children the hope and love they so desperately deserve.”

Compassion International is the world’s largest Christian child development organization that permanently releases children from poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion successfully tackles global poverty one child at a time, serving more than 1 million children in 26 of the world’s poorest countries. Recognizing that poverty is more than a lack of money, Compassion works holistically through local churches to address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children – enabling them to thrive, not just survive. Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, has awarded Compassion its highest rating—four stars—for nine consecutive years, placing Compassion in the top one percent of all charities.