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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, International, International Relief, Refugees, Zika Virus

Mission: 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.

Results:

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.

Target demographics: children

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

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

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

5 David261

Donor

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing charity organization. All I have to do is open up a new tab, and I can donate my hearts gained by opening tabs to different organizations that will support water needs, the environment, human rights, health, and education. I have already had five of my friends join. Its free, simple, and all around awesome. It makes me feel like I am changing the world, and helping others one tab at a time. I have donated 2,476 hearts, and i'm hoping to reach 4000 in the next month. Tab for a cause is the best!!!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Save the Children has maintained its focus on the needs of children in real and desperate situations when the media has run out of steam when talking about Syria, Gaza, South Sudan and the like. In whatever situation they involve themselves, whether in UK or overseas, they aim to maintain high standards and integrity. I am also impressed with how they are at the forefront of finding new ways to develop their work through partnerships with the medical fraternity, developments in technology and understanding and engaging their supporters. They have enabled me to support their efforts in ways that use my strengths, time and interests. Their aim has always been to become redundant in this world. Impressive.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a great time volunteering with Save the Children. I mostly did administrative work, but I did do some fun, challenging project and attended very informative briefing from their staff experts. I came to know how committed they are to being super efficient and totally respecting the donor's wishes. Nothing goes to waste here - you'd think they were an environmental group with all the recycling and everything.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a resident of Fairfield County, I am honored and thrilled to have such an outstanding organization in our community. Their tireless effort to raise awareness for children is inspiring. What I have come to appreciate most about Save the Children is their ability to respond immediately to emergencies here in the United States and overseas. During Hurricane Sandy this past year, Save the Children responded almost immediately, setting up child friendly spaces for the children displaced by the storm. Even almost a year after Hurricane Sandy, Save the Children is still helping victims of the storm rebuild their lives. Their work in Newtown is also something that should be recognized. Save the Children was a present figure after the Newtown tragedy, setting up spaces where kids could learn to cope with the tragedy they witnessed.

I am proud to be a Save the Children supporter. They are a fantastic organization and deserve tremendous credit for all the work they do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer of the Romania "Save the Children" wing for 1 month already, and I took place in only one event, but a very big event where we managed to get the hospitals in Suceava equipped with Incubators. I enjoy working as a volunteer, because I know that what I do, I do it for the children, not for myself.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Save the Children is truly an amazing organization to be part of. Everyone that I have met during my time here is extremely passionate about their job, as well as promoting the company's overall mission, which is to make this world a better place for kids. Save the Children does incredible things for children here in the U.S. and around the world and the work done here is incredibly inspiring. This is truly a wonderful organization and I whole heatedly recommend volunteering with them!

1 Alena M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering for Save the Children in January 2012. It is an amazing organization to be part of! Not only are the peope very dedicated to their jobs and the mission, but the organization as a whole prides itself on being accountable for their actions. What could be a better cause then helping out children in the USA and around the world! Save the Children has been around for many years and they have helped millions of children and their families. After volunteering for few months, I was hired and work for the organization full time.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organisation has been incredible. Although I have only been a supporting member (Global Neighbour) for 4 years, I have had a keen interest in their work for over 10 years now. Children really are the future, and ensuring children's rights, healthcare and education seems to always be at the forefront of what Save The Children do. I applaud everything they do.