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About Our Organization

Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world what every child deserves – a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When disaster strikes, we put children's needs first. We advocate for and achieve large-scale change for children. We save children's lives. Join us.

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation.

When disaster strikes around the world, Save the Children is there to save lives with food, medical care and education and remains to help communities rebuild through long-term recovery programs. As quickly and as effectively as Save the Children responds to tsunamis and civil conflict, it works to resolve the ongoing struggles children face every day — poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease — and replaces them with hope for the future.

Our Results
Thanks to the tremendous support of our donors and partners, Save the Children has a broad domestic and global footprint, helping improve the lives of millions of children in the United States and around the world.

    • Save the Children USA helped more than 78 million children in 2012, surpassing our goal of reaching 74 million children annually.

    • Save the Children's 30-member global movement helped more than 125 million children in 2012.*
*Children may benefit from programs funded by more than one Save the Children member.
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