Change for Children

In an ever-changing world, we’ve been changing lives for 100 years.

Last year, we created ripples of change in the lives of 134 million children, including 447,000 in the U.S.

All thanks to supporters like you!

Explore your results below. Download the annual report.

Changing a Life Lasts a Lifetime

At Save the Children, we believe that even small acts of generosity can create lasting change that ripples throughout children’s lives, their families, their communities and our world. Ultimately, transforming the future we all share.

Our extraordinary history proves the point. One hundred years ago, in 1919, the world was forever changed by a woman who took action. In fact, she was so compelled by the suffering of children in post-World War I Europe that she boldly declared the world’s children have rights. That woman was Eglantyne Jebb, our founder. Her cause was saving children. A cause that soon became the first global movement for children and continues to inspire our work to this day. In an ever-changing world, thanks to supporters like you, we’re changing millions of lives! 

So how many lives did we change last year? In 2018, we reached 134 million children in 120 countries, including more than 447,000 right here in the United States. Children whose lives are better, whose futures are brighter, because of your actions, your generous support, your commitment to our shared cause. 

In gratitude, we invite you to review this special annual report, which not only highlights our 2018 achievements, reports on our financials and recognizes our supporters, but also commemorates our 100-year legacy of change for children. And we welcome your continued commitment.

On behalf of the world’s children,

Carolyn Miles
CEO
Twitter: @carolynsave
Instagram: @thecarolynmiles

Brad Irwin
Chair, Save the Children Board of Trustees
Twitter: @SCUSBoardChair

Carolyn visits a camp for internally displaced people in Ethiopia, where Save the Children runs health and education programs. Despite the harsh realities, these children want to laugh, play and learn, just like children everywhere. Photo: Save the Children 2018.

Brad Irwin, former president and CEO of Welch’s and current Save the Children board member elected chair of the board of trustees in the United States, stands at a podium addressing a room of attendees.  Photo credit: Save the Children.
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CHANGING HISTORY
CHANGING LIVES

As we commemorate our centennial this year, we invite you to join us on a uniquely illustrated journey through the decades of change for children – made possible, thanks to you!

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Our 2018 Financials

As we celebrate 100 years of change for children, we’re pleased to report that some things remain steadfast, including our financial strength and continued growth.

Review our detailed financials.

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