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Save the Children Federation, Inc.

Rating: 4.23 stars   98 reviews 11,826


501 Kings Highway East Suite 400 Fairfield CT 06825 USA


Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.


In 2013, the Save the Children movement reached 145 million children in 120 countries.
Here are some of the highlights:

  • Health: We reached 21 million newborn babies and mothers through survival programs
  • Hunger: 2.5 million children benefited from our efforts to help families feed and support themselves
  • Education: We reached 10 million children with basic education
  • Emergencies: We reached 8.1 million people with disaster relief and emergency response
  • Protection: More than 1 million girls and boys were protected from exploitation, abuse and neglect
  • United States: Over 185,000 children were helped by programs in the U.S.

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Direct beneficiaries per year:

143 million children in 120 countries, through the Save the Children global movement

Geographic areas served:

the U.S. and around the world


education, nutrition, health, child protection and disaster relief - in the United States and around the world.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

5 people found this review helpful

I have been supporting Save the Children for the last 5 years. I am grateful that there are organizations with staff that are so committed to those in need of help. The impact that they have made with children in remote parts of the world is astounding. Keep up the amazing work. For anyone that is trying to decide on a children's or if they should support a children's charity. I strongly advise supporting Save the Children.

Dave from Boston

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been associated with Save the Children for over 5 years. I have volunteered with them, sponsored children, and visited their programs overseas. Save the Children is very responsible with donations, and the staff is very dedicated to their work, and are not paid as much as they would if they were in the private sector, but they do so because they are dedicated to the health and well-being of children in the United States and worldwide.

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I respect Save the Children -- for its mission and its results. Every child deserves a future -- and Save the Children does whatever it takes to make sure they have it. They make sure children grow up healthy, educated and safe. They take care of children's unique needs when crisis strikes. They are outspoken champions for children's rights.

Plus they get stellar reviews from every rating agency, so I know my support is well spent.

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I have been a donor for nearly 30 years. Save the Children does great work around the world and here at home. It was founded on the simple belief that every child has the right to a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

Save the Children is transforming homes and classrooms across the country and around the world, giving moms and dads the helping hand they need and giving kids a change to reach their full potential. It is a truly 5-star worthy organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Save the Children is a great reputable organization that truly helps all children around the world and in the US through their programming, local work and Emergency Response work. As an endurance athlete, I've ran several marathons and fundraised directly for Save the Children and I whole heartedly believe that the money and help is going to exactly where it needs to go; to help every last child in any corner of the world.

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Save the Children is a fantastic organization that invests an immense amount of resources, manpower, and money into improving the lives of children in the US and all around the world. Not only does Save the Children repond to humanitarian disasters around the globe that effect children and their families, but the organization is heavily involved in developiment programs and opportunities in education and other areas that benefit children as well. Save is one of the only organizations of its kind that is truly the positive voice of children in crisis for both developed and underdeveloped regions of the world.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make their programs more readily available for children in the United States.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the amazing opportunity to work with and donate to this charity for almost two years. The work that they do in helping children around the world is truly remarkable. I have the utmost confidence that my donations are being used to their fullest potential.

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I'm a grateful donor to Save the Children. I've supported a child in Malawi for a year now, and have loved getting updates on her progress and the chance to learn more about how the money I've donated is helping her.

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Great, reputable, transparent and well organized federation. My Family have been sponsoring 2 kids (1 in Bangladesh and 1 in USA), for the last 2 years and it has been very rewarding. Teaching the value of giving back to my kids at very early age is priceless. We have to make a better place for them! It is very easy to sponsor. Save the Children's internet page, allow you to choose the country and program that you will like to sponsor. They send you regular updates and reports with accomplishments. Even my child was able to have an active roll during International Day of the Girl in NY. I was moved with all the good and positive things that this organization has been doing. Congratulations to Save the children !! Thanks for the chance to be part of it and make the difference!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I just made a donation to them for Hurricane Matthew. I gave to them during the earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal too and they were responsible and reported to me about how my donation was used.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is exceptional. The best review I can share is the following.
Recently we had a meeting the HR director who had returned from a trip to Africa.
She shared with us photos, stories and case studies of the amazing work they are doing.
Her excitement and passion for her role, organization, and a women helping children was inspiring.
It is a pleasure working with everyone at Save The Children, - all levels.
Their passion and hard work does not go unnoticed.

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