Playing It Cool

Keaton, age 11, Gentry Rose, age 7, Georgia

Gentry Rose and Keaton with their mom, Melody

When Gentry Rose and her brother, Keaton, held a big sale in their yard, she realized something: “I think giving away my toys and selling them is just as much fun — or more — as still keeping them.”

The siblings held the sale to raise money for their family’s sponsored kids — Mwendwa in Kenya and Genesis in Bolivia. They sold toys, books, dress-up clothes, cookies and lemonade while telling customers about Compassion. One customer decided to sponsor a child! Keaton and Gentry Rose raised almost $600.

Keaton sold all his toys except his Legos, but he doesn’t miss them. “It made me really happy to help Mwendwa,” he says.


Proverbs 31:8-9

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.