Introducing…… The Barnyard Project

Raise your hand if you started Christmas shopping on Amazon Prime Day.

What? Just me?

Okay, I’m not judging you Christmas Eve shoppers. But I do know that if you lead a children’s ministry, you’re thinking Christmas—right now. You’re planning ahead for ways to help the kids and families in your ministry experience joy, both at Christmastime and throughout the year.

That’s why we’re excited to introduce this year’s Christmas giving partnership! Through THE BARNYARD PROJECT, kids and families will not only experience joy—but have the opportunity to create joy for others.

This Christmas, we invite you to join with Orange and Compassion International to provide kids and families financial security through the gift of chickens, goats, pigs, and cows!

You may be asking: why do we choose to partner with Compassion every year?

It’s simple—


At Orange, our passion is helping churches put a consistent leader in the life of every child and student. Compassion shares this vision, working directly — and only — through local churches. Every child who receives aid spends significant time each week with a leader who knows their name, family circumstances, future dreams, and immediate needs!

If you’ve seen how kids in your ministry grow when they connect with a caring leader, you know the incredible value of Compassion’s work. In fact, a study showed that kids sponsored by Compassion:

  • Spend an average of 4,000 hours in safe, nurturing programs.
  • Stay in school 1.5 more years than unsponsored peers.
  • Are 80% more likely to graduate college.
  • Are 75% more likely to become leaders in their communities.

If you believe in the Orange strategy and are looking for ways to give, Compassion International is the perfect match!

This November and December, Orange and Compassion invite you to share joy by providing animals to the families of sponsored kids. This helps to create a stable source of income through the sale of eggs, milk, and meat. We hope your church family will join with us to create an animal gift bonanza for these families!

How do you get started? Don’t have a cow! All resources for the project, including fundraising ideas, promotional videos, and graphics, curriculum elements, and special Parent Cue cards will be available with your curriculum download on September 1.


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