5 Simple Ways to Help a Child in Need on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that takes place each year. This year, #GivingTuesday will take place on December 1, 2020 as a global day of unity to give back and support those in need.

Fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, we’re asking you to get involved this December 1, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and tell your online communities how you are giving back to help children in the U.S. and around the world impacted by poverty, conflict . By choosing to support Save the Children on #GivingTuesday, you can help us reach vulnerable children in the U.S. and around the world, including those impacted by disease, poverty and conflict.

Your support also helps us reach the nearly 1.5 billion children out of school worldwide and those facing growing risks to their physical and psychological wellbeing due to the coronavirus pandemic. How will you give back?

A young girl wears a cloth face mask to protect herself from coronavirus.

1. Make a Donation

As coronavirus threatens children around the world, we are facing the biggest global health crisis of our lifetime. On Giving Tuesday, your donation can help protect a generation.

Together we can minimize the impact of the virus on the most vulnerable children – here at home and around the world.

Your support will help keep children alive, safe, and protected. If we act fast, communities will be prepared and resilient and we can help families get through this. We desperately need your support. On Giving Tuesday, please support our vital work so that we can help those children who need us the most.

Learn more about additional gifts that you can make today, including a gift of appreciated securities, a gift from your IRA or a donor-advised fund

Children attend a Save the Children supported preschool, in Zomba district, Malawi.Photo by Jonathan Hyams / Save the Children

2. Fundraise

Create a fundraising page and set your own goal! Let everyone know what you’re doing at home during this time and to support #GivingTuesday. Share your fundraising page link via email and your social channels.

An 11-year old girl picks a book to read during the in-school literacy program at her school in Kentucky

3. Give a Meaningful Gift That Gives Back

Imagine if you had the opportunity to provide books to help teach out-of-school children, who must now learn at home, or deliver hygiene supplies to a refugee family living in overcrowded conditions with limited or no access to healthcare? Our gift catalog contains gifts at all price ranges, fit for everyone in your life who is eager to gift hope during this time of crisis.

A sponsored child smiles as she holds two small dogs in Mexico.

4. Sponsor a Child

Every child deserves a strong start — the best chance for a successful future. But too many children right here in the U.S. and around the world aren’t getting the opportunity to reach their full potential. You can help change that. When you sponsor a child, you give the gift of a brighter future. Your sponsorship helps provide children with the necessities for a healthy and successful start to their life — nutrition, early childhood and adolescent development, education and school health.

An eight-year old girl who lives in Kabul province, Afghanistan stands alone and looks directly at the camera.

5. Maximize Your Generosity from Your Donor-Advised Fund

Donor-advised funds provide an easy, flexible, low-cost method of giving. DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your Giving Tuesday charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.

Your generosity lifts entire communities. Our programs reach children’s parents, caregivers and community members. Together we help save children’s lives, protect them from exploitation and provide them with hope for the future, every day and in times of crisis.

Whatever way you choose to give back, we thank you for your support of our mission.

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