Save the Children work in the United States

Our Work for Children in the United States

In 2013, We helped nearly 18,500 people in tornado-damaged areas of Oklahoma, and continued helping some 40,000 children recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. We also reached 38,000 American children with early education and 150,000 children with literacy programs. In addition, Save the Children and our partners garnered over 100,000 signatures calling on the U.S. President and Congress to give children's issues top priority.

Poverty in the United States

Nearly 1 in 4 American children lives in poverty — that's 16 million kids who understand all too well what it means to go without.

What does "go without" mean in America? It can mean no access to simple, but critical, things like books, preschool, healthy foods, and places to play and exercise — things that help children thrive and grow in mind and body. It can mean being unable to see a future outside of poverty.

Explore Our Programs

Carolyn Miles with child after Hurricane Sandy

Disaster Relief

Every American child deserves better protection from disasters.

Jennifer Garner and another adult reading with a child

Early Steps to Success

Let's close the achievement gap before it starts.

Child holding hoola hoops

Healthy Choices

Every child deserves a chance at a healthy start.

Adult and Child looking at paper

Journey of Hope

Building resilience skills for our children nationwide.

Child holding books


Let the lifelong love of learning begin.

Child swinging


Helping children reach their potential by creating long lasting change.

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