Why Face-to-Face Fundraising?

Since 2001, Save the Children has been doing face-to-face fundraising – also known as canvassing – an important way to raise funds so we can help more children. You may meet Save the Children representatives in your city, in your community or at your local mall. They’re dedicated and passionate people, committed to children’s causes. What’s more, they’re knowledgeable about the work our experts do in the field to save children’s lives, protect them from harm and give them the opportunity to learn.

Face-to-face is one of the most successful ways to bring thousands of compassionate supporters to the Save the Children family, as it allows us to speak to more people on a daily basis as compared to other fundraising methods. In fact, over 60% of our ongoing supporters start their journey with a fundraiser in their community. Watch the inspiring story of someone whose life was changed by a fundraiser.

Is My Information Secure?
Absolutely! Protecting your personal and financial information is our number one priority. That’s why our fundraisers use tablets to collect information electronically in compliance with Payment Card Industry regulations for financial data security.

Where We Work

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Albequrque, NM
Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Boston, MA
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO

Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ
Portland, OR
Richmond, VA
Sacramento, CA
San Diego, CA

San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
St. Petersburg, FL
Tacoma, WA
Tampa, FL
Washington, D.C.

Our Fundraisers

You can identify one of our fundraisers by their name badge, Save the Children shirt or vest, and Save the Children electronic donation form.

Two canvasers from DialogueDirect stand on a street in Washington D.C. smiling fundraising for Save the Children.

“Working with Save the Children for these past 6 months has been life changing. It’s like being on the forefront of change making a direct impact. It’s an honor to know that I personally have helped over 300 kids” - Kevin Cramer

Canvassers, Alex Ambrecht & Ben Berr are Canvassers that work for DialogueDirect and help fundraise for Save the Children in Glendale California.

“I love meeting people that I wouldn’t otherwise meet and advocating for kids in poverty!" - Alex Ambrecht & Ben Berry

Up Fundraising
While fundraising for Save the Children, a canvasser from Up Fundraising, Josiah Potter, grins with a man on the streets of Seattle, Washington.

"I love being able to fundraise for them and get ordinary people together to make a small change, that ends up having massive impacts on generations to come!" - Josiah Potter, City Manager

Threshold Giving
A photograph of four canvassers from Threshold Giving support fundraising efforts for Save the Children.

"I get to inspire people from all walks of life to get involved and ensure that the children we represent get the support they so desperately need but also deserve. It gives me hope for the future of not only my own children, but all children throughout the world." - Matt McGinnis, National Field Manager

Weren’t quite ready to take action with a fundraiser? Don’t worry, you can sign-up for one of our amazing programs below!

How Your Donation Can Make a Difference

Our Canvassing Partners


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