Happy Father's Day

Father's Day Sponsor a Child
Father's Day Sponsor a Child

“I sponsor because I have a seven-and-a-half-year-old little angel, and I want her to grow up in a world that helps one another.” – Nick, child sponsor
Dads like Nick make all the difference for sponsored children. Read his story.

Happy Father's Day

This Father’s Day, we celebrate dads everywhere who are making a difference in their children’s lives. By listening and talking to their kids, fathers enhance how their little ones develop on every level – emotionally, socially and physically. According to our State of the World’s Fathers report,* a healthy father-child relationship helps children develop to their full potential – and having their dads around makes kids happier, too!

A Snapshot of Today's Dads

Dads spend more time these days with their kids than they used to – in fact, since 1965, they’ve nearly tripled the amount of time they spend playing with their sons and daughters! And it makes a huge difference:

  • 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.

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Fathers of the Year

We believe every dad has the potential to be father of the year. That’s why we launched the REAL Fathers Initiative, a father mentoring program to reduce child exposure to violence in the home and share the benefits of positive parenting. We’re thrilled to announce that the results of this program have been very promising – making families safer and happier.

More Ways to Honor Dad

Looking to give Dad something special this Father’s Day? How about a gift that gives back? A donation in honor of your father, grandpa, uncle, godfather or other “dad” will help us deliver lifesaving aid to vulnerable families living in poverty. Shop Now

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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

Golf for Good

Surprise your father with new golf balls while supporting one of our life-changing programs.

Make Dad’s Day

Thank Dad with a new silk tie, a gift that also supports the world’s most vulnerable children and families.

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Healthy Harvest

Dads who farm know how important hoes, shovels and watering cans are to growing nutritious food. Send other families the seeds and tools they need to grow a healthy harvest in his honor.

Father's Day Sponsor a Child

Lifesaving Shelters

Many dads need help providing their families with shelter after emergencies. Send them blankets, a sleeping mat, a tarp and rope in their time of need.

Father's Day Sponsor a Child

Feed a Family

Does your Dad like to fish? Give a family in need the gift of farm-fish training, a stock of fish and proper equipment in his name so they can feed themselves and start a thriving business.

Our State of the World’s Fathers report was done in collaboration with MenCare.

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