Save the Children’s Centennial Campaign

For 100 years, compassionate people like you have been supporting our mission – that the world’s most marginalized and deprived children have a healthy start in life, access to a basic education and protection from harm. Through our Promise of Childhood Centennial Campaign we seek to secure $100 million in new funds to accelerate our work for children today and ensure we are ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

The Next Hundred Years

An Investment in Childhood

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Program Excellence:
We promise to end deaths due to pneumonia and other challenges facing vulnerable children.

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Global Impact:
We promise to scale up our emergency response efforts and develop new ways to reach children in the world’s hardest-to-reach places.

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World-Class Leadership:
We promise to provide the equity that change-makers need to think big and drive long-term results for children.

100 Years of Change for Children

An early black-and-white photo depicts three young children hungrily spooning soup out of tin bowls. The children are bundled up in winter coats and hats; behind them are posters featuring a rudimentary logo for “Save the Children Fund.” Photo credit: Save the Children.

Our extraordinary story begins in 1919, when our founder Eglantyne Jebb began fighting for the rights of children in war-torn Europe after World War I. Today, 100 years later, we continue to raise our voices to secure immediate and lasting change for children in need. LEARN MORE

An early, sepia-toned photo of Save the Children’s founder, Eglantyne Jebb. Jebb is dressed in a ruffled, feminine dress, but she kneels on an ornate, wooden armchair – rather than sitting demurely –indicative of her defiant nature. Photo credit: Save the Children.

"Save the Children is often told that its aims are impossible... It’s impossible only if we refuse to attempt it." – Eglantyne Jebb, Save the Children Founder. LEARN MORE

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