So you’re thinking about giving, and you’re wondering…

Why Save the Children?

(We're so glad you asked!)

Reason #1:

You Share Save the Children’s Values

You believe, as we do, that every child deserves a future. Every last child.

The world has made great progress for children. More children are alive and thriving today than ever before.

But here's the problem. Millions of children in the U.S. and around the world still aren't getting what they deserve. We're talking about children in need. Dying, when the world knows how to save them. Vulnerable children in poverty. Denied an education. Forced to flee violence. Orphaned, abused, abandoned. Children with no reason to smile. No hope for the future.

The world's children deserve better.

Learn more about who we are and what we believe.

A young girl of six and her family are among the 3.1 displaced people in Iraq. Due to armed conflict the family of seven, were forced to leave their home and flee. They have been living in a camp in Khanaqeen for displaced people since last year. Now in the camp, Arwa’s family benefit from Save the Children’s WASH programs and facilities. Arwa and her brother attend Save the Children’s Child Friendly Space. Photo Credit: CJ Clarke/Save the Children 2015.

Children at Risk

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MORTALITY

Every day, 16,000 children die before their 5th birthday, mostly from preventable causes.

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NO SCHOOL

1 in 6 children worldwide isn’t in school, missing out on critical learning.

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VIOLENCE

Conflict is forcing 1 in 80 children to flee, risking everything just to survive.

Reason #2:

You Can Trust Our Commitment to Children

The world’s first global charity for children, we continue to lead the way.

What makes Save the Children exceptional? We’re passionately committed to one goal: Giving all children the best chance for the future they deserve – a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Every day and in times of crisis. Here in the U.S. and around the world. Whatever it takes. In fact, we’ve been the world’s leading charity for children for nearly 100 years. Discover our history. Meet our founder.

Don’t take our word for it… Charity watch groups give us top ratings for achieving incredible results for children – with proven efficiency, effectiveness and accountability. Independent of any government or religious affiliations. See our charity awards and rankings.

But we can't do it without you!

Learn more about what we do for children.

Carolyn Miles, Save the Children President and CEO plays with a 3-1/2-year-old child as other children look on. They are in a child-friendly space in the Dagahaley section of Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. At the time, the camp was home to more than 400,000 refugees. Photo credit: Lane Hartill/Save the Children, August 2011.

Where Your Giving Goes

When you give to Save the Children, you’re investing in a future for every last child.

Here’s how it works: Nearly 90% of every dollar you give goes straight to our mission – helping children grow up healthy, learning and safe. This percentage is adjusted each year end – as of 2017, it is 86%. The rest? We use to support the mission – running our programs and raising funds to help more children. 
Review our financials.

Bottom line: Giving to Save the Children is one of the world’s best investments. Changing children’s lives now. Transforming the future we all share.

Watch “Where Your Giving Goes.”

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Reason #3:

You Know You're Making a Difference

In 2016 alone, Save the Children reached more than 157 million children in 120 countries, including the U.S.

Results like these are only possible because of giving people like you. Whether you give a little or a lot. Every gift makes a world of difference for a child in need. How will you know? We’ll prove it every day. We promise to keep you informed and inspired with regular updates, including real children's stories, real world results. You'll see your generosity in action. And more.

Best of all, you'll see the smiles of children who have a better life and a brighter future. Because of you.

Review our latest annual report.

A 5-year-old Cambodian girl looks up from her drawing and smiles happily inside the Sala Khum Early Childhood Development Center. Photo Credit: KJ Borja/Save the Children, April 2013.

Ways to Give

Now you can feel great about giving – knowing exactly where your giving goes and all the good it does!

Give Now
Make a donation to ensure children around the world have what every child deserves: a future.

Why should I donate to Save the Children?
"Save the Children is an organization we admire so much. How can you not look at the work they do each year and not say it's amazing?"
Candy and David Charlton,
Donors

Sponsor a Child
Become someone very special in the life of a child – and you just might find it changes you, too.

Why should I sponsor with Save the Children?
"To hear regularly from a little guy from halfway around the world. To see him grow up before your eyes. I can't imagine my life without him."
Jeffery,
Child Sponsor

Shop Our Catalog
Give your loved ones the most meaningful gifts of all – there's something for every occasion.

Why should I shop the Save the Children gift catalog?
"We love the gift catalog! It's a great way to support Save the Children's mission - giving gifts that give children a better future."
Bill Quinn,
Gift Catalog Shopper

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