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An incredible opportunity to help those in dire need (even if you don’t have a penny to spare)

The following post is part of a two-part series sponsored by Yahoo! Every time someone clicks here to make Yahoo! their homepage, they’re showing their support for my charity.

A few weeks ago, my advertising agency contacted me about a special promotion with Yahoo! Typically, I turn down most of these opportunities because they aren’t a good fit for my site and it’s not a win-win sort of situation.

But this particular opportunity was different: Yahoo! was offering to give $10,000 to the charity of my choice in exchange for me to ask you to change your homepage to Yahoo! for two days.

$10,000 to the charity of my choice? That was something I couldn’t turn down. Not after Stephanie, Tsh, Lindsey, Shaun, and others blogged about their trip with Compassion to the Philippines.

I’d read their stories. I’d seen their pictures. And my heart was moved.

We already give 100% of all proceeds from private ad sales here to Compassion and Show Hope. Our family sponsors two children through Compassion personally, as well. But I wanted to do more.

My heart was burdened and overwhelmed for these people who have nothing. Who are grateful for the tiniest act of kindness. Who are living in poverty beyond what we can imagine.

No, I couldn’t turn down $10,000 to give to Compassion. If $38 helps feed and clothe and educate one needy child for a month, think with me how far $10,000 would go?

So I’m thrilled to be partnering with Yahoo! today and tomorrow to ask you to change your homepage to Yahoo! It literally takes five seconds to do and by doing this through my link here, you are showing your support for Compassion.

Will you help me help those in impoverished countries? I’d love to have you consider sponsoring a child through Compassion. However, if that’s very much outside your budget, will you change your homepage to Yahoo! for today and tomorrow? Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping these children and families in desperate need.

I usually don’t ask for this, but if you would be willing to share this post on Twitter, Facebook and/or your blog, I’d be humbly grateful. Thank you so much!

photos used with permission from Compassion International, all photos taken by Karen Stephenson

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