Happy Father's Day

Fatherhood is tough, but Dads don’t have to be. Traditional gender roles can discourage dads from providing the same emotional and physical care that can be expected from moms. This Father’s Day, we’re sharing stories from dads who are redefining fatherhood under extraordinary circumstances. Through your support, Save the Children is providing programs like Kangaroo Care that support positive parenting - and save lives!

Save the Children knows that a father’s love can be strong and tender at the same time. That’s why we work with fathers around the world to support the emotional and physical well-being of their children.

When a father has a positive presence in their child’s life, the child thrives. Alternatively, children who grow up without their biological father in the home are at 4x greater risk of poverty.

  • 48% of fathers say they spend too little time with their kids, compared to only 25% of mothers who say the same.
  • 92% of adults consider it a father’s role to be the “breadwinner” vs 18% who consider it a mother’s role.
  • When it comes to caring for a new baby, 53% of Americans say that, breast-feeding aside, mothers do a better job than fathers.

Statistics gathered from the Pew Research Center.

Gifts for Fathers

Give a father a chance to love, to learn, to grow. When you give a gift from Save the Children’s gift catalog, you’re supporting programs that foster positive parenting.


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