Every good deed on behalf of a child starts a ripple of change – changing the lives of children, families and entire communities.


Sophia* lives in rural California, where stray dogs roam the streets and there’s little access to education. That’s why her Mom enrolled her in our early education program, where she got a firm foundation in reading, math and science. Who knows, Sophia may one day help those stray pups when she achieves her dream of becoming a veterinarian. 

For 100 years, Save the Children has been the outspoken champion for children, ensuring their voices are heard and their issues are top priority. Find out how one small act from you creates a ripple of change – that spreads to children, families and communities like Sophia’s.

*Name changed for protection.

A little girl wearing a doctor’s costume – a brightly colored plastic stethoscope and white lab coat – listens to the imaginary heartbeat of a toy dog. Sophia (her name changed for protection) is a child in one of our early education programs in rural California. She dreams of becoming a veterinarian one day, and just might, thanks to donors like you. Photo credit: Tamar Levine / Save the Children, December 2018.


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