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Our Work for Children in the United States

In 2012 we helped 240,000 children in 18 states through our education, health and emergency response programs.

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.