Happy Father's Day

Father's Day

Being a good parent and role model is hard. And for parents living in poverty, it’s even more difficult. They may not know where their next paycheck is coming from – or worse, they may not know where their next meal is coming from. Every day, we work with fathers around the world to overcome these challenges, while helping their children reach their full potential. This Father’s Day, Save the Children celebrates the fathers who are making a difference and taking an active part in their child’s life.

A Snapshot of Today's Dads

Save the Children knows that fathers who are involved with their children change their lives. As fathers become more involved in the care of children and domestic work, children’s health and development improve, positive parenting increases, and parents’ health improves. That’s why we encourage active engagement of fathers and other male caregivers in the lives of children.

  • Girls and boys with highly involved dads were 43% more likely than other children to earn A's.
  • When their fathers are around, kids are 33% less likely than other children to be held back in school.
  • 6 in 10 Americans say it is “extremely important” for dads to provide values to their kids.
  • 60% of Americans believe it is harder to be a dad than it was 20 or 30 years ago.

Statistics gathered from the Pew Research Center, the U.S. Census Bureau and Fatherhood.org.

Father's Day Sponsor a Child

More Ways to Honor Dad

Thank your father – or the positive male role models in your life – by giving a gift from Save the Children’s Gift Catalog. By selecting one of our gifts, you’re making a donation to Save the Children in support of positive parenting. We are dedicated to using your donation to give every child the best chance for success.

Father's Day Sponsor a Child

Honor Your Dad

Sponsor a child in your Dad’s honor – together you can change the life of a child in need.

Father's Day Sponsor a Child

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