Geoff Moore continues his charity work with Compassion International with a concert at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

Geoff Moore continues his charity work with Compassion International with a concert at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

Compassion at Christmas

Grammy Award-winning Christian singer-songwriter Geoff Moore performs for charity

A Christian ministry hopes to raise money to sponsor children living in poverty through a concert with Grammy Award-winning musician Geoff Moore.

Compassion Canada aims to permanently eliminate the root causes of poverty for children around the globe.

Moore and his band, The Distance, released eight albums prior to going their separate ways in 1998. During that time, the band had several hits on Christian radio and won four Grammys.

Moore continued his solo career, most recently releasing Saying Grace in August of this year.

Moore worked with Compassion International for more than 25 years.

Each child sponsored under Compassion Canada receives access to:

Learning opportunities – this can include school attendance, regular participation in alternative educational activities as well as opportunities to learn life skills.

Health treatment and training – this includes regular physical examinations, dental care, vaccinations and referrals to appropriate medical professionals. It also includes instruction in physical and dental hygiene, exercise, nutrition and preventive health-care strategies.

Socio-emotional and spiritual development – this includes opportunities for children to learn basic social skills, grow emotionally, be a part of a team, encourage and support one another, and participate in group activities that can include excursions, camps, art, drama and dance.

Materials, supplies and activities – this can include hygiene supplies, project supplies, snacks and any necessary food or supplemental nutrition required, fees or associated costs of excursions, camps, drama, art and dance activities.

Individualized care and attention – this consists of progress reports and attendance records, health records, home visits by social workers, and adult supervision in a safe and loving environment.

The Meeting Place Church hosts the concert at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre Dec. 23-24 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.