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Save the Children Federation, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

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

Mission: Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Results:

At the very heart of who we are and all we do for children is this essential truth, expressed so fervently by our founder, Eglantyne Jebb, “Humanity owes the child the best it has to give.” That’s why we’re passionately committed to giving the world’s children, especially those most vulnerable, what every child deserves – a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Whatever it takes.

Here are some of the 2018 highlights:

  • Health: We directly reached 28 million children through our global health programs.
  • Hunger: 1.9 million individuals benefited from our efforts to help families feed and support themselves
  • Education: We directly reached over 8 million children through our global education programs
  • Emergencies: We responded to 113 emergencies across 58 countries, directly reaching 16 million people, including 9.3 million children
  • Protection: More than 2.9 million girls and boys were protected from exploitation, abuse and neglect
  • United States: Over 447,000 children were helped by programs in the U.S.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year, we created ripples of change in the lives of 134 million children, including 447,000 in the U.S.

Geographic areas served: In an ever-changing world, we’ve been changing lives for 100 years.

Community Stories

135 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

10 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

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Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve seen Save the Children commercials for a long time. Especially touching is the one that shows Kayambi brought into a clinic for treatment. His cries always makes my little dog Dori run into the room and bark and growl at the tv! Even she knows the sound of hunger and pain. My husband suffered a life threatening illness and pulled through. I wanted to do something in gratitude for his recovery and Kayambi’s commercial came on and there was Dori as usual. I knew then just what I wanted to do! Now when the commercial is aired, I tell Dori we are helping and not to worry. Save the Children are there!

3 Neil C.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

Money or Life. Find a way to make it work bc Needing Alyssa Milano to replace Sally Struthers is SAD.
Southparks joke about her eating the proceeds fun - but obesity is not that different from starvation. Oral fixations Both can be fatal and heart attack more common than starvation -


Up until I was reigned in for "over caring" again this Not for Profit couldnt be more informative and web 3.0 meaning push notifications and social media features were positioned to promote goodness without an app. Its ranking was 4 out of 5 stars and my sponsorship appreciation was a bit over appreciated.

Stats about Starving people which was down 50% in the last decade (roughly) should be zero humgry and homeless. And figuring this out shouldnt be so complicated every day. I had to switch to another non for profit given the fact our attempts to be altruistic is met with: what is Altruism? Giving and loving others u dont know ... Feeding people shouldnt need much other than a monthly $75 reoccurring button. One button and im feeding 4 not 1 every month at a more feasable rate. Corporate giving is only a measly 2-3 percent with America leading ... Sad. Should we Eradicate the major issues like poverty by syncing and being on one page all day long. One channel for giving.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

My heart goes out to those little faces. I wasn't able to raise my children the way i should have and feel like this is my way of making amends by helping other children. Even God can't change the past.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Save the children is Doing the only work that matters I have been a Proud supporter for years and will continue to be

4

Donor

Rating: 5

I REALLY LOVE SAVE THE CHILDREN CHARITY!!! THEY ARE SO WONDERFUL AT HELPING TO FEED, SHELTER, CLOTHE, AND KEEP FAMILIES WARM, SAFE AND DRY FROM THE ELEMENTS, TO OUR MOST IN NEED BROTHERS AND SISTERS AROUND THE WORLD!! GOD BLESS ALL YOU DO FOR HIS CHILDREN!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am a donner and I do believe Safe the Children Federation .Is doing a good job help children and families all over the world please help the foundation to continue the good charity work.

3 Jeanette Elaine S.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter for many years. I am so grateful for organizations like Save the Children that work so hard for needy children all over the world.

3 Briana Fitzpatrick P.

Donor

Rating: 5

Grateful for a nonprofit that’s highly rated for fiscal responsibility and serves children in need all over the world. I especially appreciate their quick response to emerging disasters.

3 Steven F.2

Donor

Rating: 5

This should say it all.
Matthew 8:14
Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

3 Lisanne N.

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing! The work they do is so vital to communities around the world and to our collective future. The children that they help are the future of our societies, both local and global. I will continue to support this great non-profit and if you care about the future of this planet, then you will as well!!!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve sponsored many children over the past 20 years, usually 2 or 3 at a time. They write me charming letters and draw me pictures and I get such joy out of knowing that I’m actually doing something toward the betterment of their lives. SAVE THE CHILDREN is quite simply a marvelous organization. Think about joining us!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I learned about Save the Children through social media and decided to become a sponsor for 3 girls around the world. This organization is doing wonders and I’m so grateful to be a very small part of it.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing! I have been contributing for awhile now. I am very impressed by the missionto save all children. They are all precious and deserve our protection and love! God Bless each and every child and volunteer! ❤️

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Save the children is my top charity its the best at saving children when I’m ever asked why I give to this charity I say When I do good I feel good that’s my religion prayers are empty words without action I pray for everyone so I do my best to help everyone LIFE IS NOT about being RICH, being popular, being HIGHLY educated or perfect.... it IS about being REAL being KIND being HUMBLE and following the Golden rule the best you can when you can and taking action by doing whatever you can whenever you can to help anyone less fortunate

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a sponsor for more than 35 years, and continue to be impressed by the amazing work this organization does to help children and their communities throughout the world.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been fostering a beautiful little girl for over a year now. I previously fostered another girl from Zambia who reached adulthood and aged out of the program. This organization not only provides help for the child but for their family and community as well. The most important thing they provide is hope. Hope for an education. Hope for a brighter future. Hope to someday make a difference in those around them. Your small monthly donation goes a long way.

2 Adrius SmileyTattoos J.

Donor

Rating: 5

We all got extra bread laying around and we buy bs we dont need. How about we share it with these kids.

2 Tracey B.2

Donor

Rating: 5

They’re providing the help our children so desperately need & doing a fantastic job!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Save the children is a first-rate Class Act! I've done my research they really impact the lives of children globally!... or should I say we impact the lives of children globally because this is a family a family of love. It does my heart well to know that I can be a part of an army that fights the good fight. I'm a disabled veteran on a fixed income by the 6th or 7th of the month I'm already down to a couple of hundred bucks to last me the rest of the month... and I gladly give to save the children, and I'm looking another expense I can do without so that I can take on one more child to help each month. One thing I did was, I stopped buying bottled water I bought a really good filter that I can put on any bottle and that saves me about $60 a month... enough to sponsor two children.

3 Barbara C.6

Donor

Rating: 5

We have sponsored many children over the past 20+ years, have watched them grow and have witnessed the positive impact that Save the Children has in communities in the U.S. and around the world. We chose Save the Children because we knew that it was highly rated as a nonprofit and that most of the funds went to programs--and also as parents we thought it was good to be an example of giving back for our son. As these things often work out, it has been a wonderfully positive experience for us, too!

3 STC Intern

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working at Save the Children was a great experience. Everyone had a big heart and an open mind.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Save the Children is an amazing organization to work with!! I was privileged to be able to intern with such passionate people who really embody the organization's mission and are eager to hear new ideas/input from their interns and volunteers. The entire climate at Save the Children is welcoming, innovative, and inspiring. The intern/volunteer program offers so many valuable opportunities, from workshops to networking events to meetings that we were invited to sit in on - the chances to learn more and make new connections were endless!

3 Jessica B.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I interned at Save the Children US in the Summer of 2018. I was on the Health Systems Strengthening Team in the Department of Global Health, where I worked under Eric Sarriot to conduct a literature review of monitoring and evaluation of social accountability mechanisms for health. As a college student interested in international child health, this was an invaluable experience for me. Further, working on the health systems strengthening team really helped me view global health in a different, more systems-focused light, and stressed the importance of community health to me.

Not only was my formal internship experience wonderful, but the community in the D.C. office was incredible as well. There was a lot of programming specifically for the interns, which helped us form a community and prepare for our careers, and every Save employee I met was an absolute pleasure.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a great time volunteering at Save the Children! Everyone that I met at the organization was truly passionate about their work and saw the good that it would do for children all around the world. As a volunteer I worked closely with my manager each day attending meetings and contributing to projects. I also worked on my own project throughout my internship and got to present my insights to senior management. Save the Children is a truly amazing place to volunteer!

2 Barbara215

Donor

Rating: 5

I just signed up to be a part of a second child's journey thru Save the Children and couldn't be happier that I did! No matter how strained my work day may be, I just think of them, their faces, their joys and I become renewed! Thanks Save the Children!

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2

Donor

Rating: 5

I truly believe in the power of setting an example. Supporting the outstanding work of Save the Children over these last 10 yrs has most certainly influenced my daughter to go into international service! Thank you Sabe the Children!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Honestly, what better way is there to increase understanding, thereby increasing the chances for peace, than by helping and communicating with children and their families around the world? I now have three sponsored children ~ one in El Salvador, one in Egypt, and one in the U.S. ~ and their pictures and letters vie with our son’s on the refrigerator door!

1 jerio88

Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve watched two little girls in Bangladesh grow to teenagers. Interactions with them and the organization’s worker bees have been amazing. I started with Save the Children because they are nondenominational and help entire communities without promoting a religious agenda. I will always be a part of this effective and loving organization.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have sponsored a child for two years. Save the Children keeps me informed as to how many donation helps not only this child and family, but the whole community. More of my donation goes to the child than many other charities.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I support Save the Children because of the widespread and global assistance for low income people and children. Everyone deserves a reasonable start in life. Save the Children enables them by giving them a push. They always update me via postal mail, email and text message.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a summer intern at Save the Children and it was a really incredible experience. The team I was with was super accessible and made me feel at home immediately. Everyone I met at Save the Children was so friendly and welcoming. I was particularly impressed by Save the Children's manager mentor, who were employees from other departments who were willing to speak with interns about their careers.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a intern with this organization, and this experience opened my eyes to the complexity of programming to help children. The dedication of the other employees impressed and inspired me, and the work done was both impactful and fun!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

When I was looking for a great cause to get involved in, a friend who’s worked all over the world for organizations like the UN and UNICEF recommended Save the Children. That was years ago, and i’ve been so thrilled, so filled with the experience that I recently got a third child. Now I have one in El Salvador, one in Egypt, and one in the U.S.! Thank you, Save the Children, for the transformative work you do bringing people together. It’s the only way toward world peace.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

If you can't tell by the way the donor recruiters treat strangers in the street, the website will confirm that this organization is a scam.

2 Steve P.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I first was approached by Save the Children on the street. One of the local college kids had been asking random people in Venice walking by if they'd like to join what was essentially a monthly sum to a child in a faraway, difficult land.

I was taken by the directness of how the funds would reach the child. I decided to donate, and sponsor a child in the Philippines.

Later, i was lucky enough to meet the legendary Bill Haber through some business contacts. After inviting me to some further events, I was approached with the opportunity to visit Bolivia and see the wonderful work being done.

Visiting the Save the Children sites in Bolivia was hands down the most incredible experience i've ever been a part of: seeing how children have the power and potential to rebuild the worlds around them was a visceral experience that has forever changed me.

I can't recommend enough Save the Children as a nonprofit. The work that they do stretches dollars for beyond their intention, and the direct work with kids, and how effective the work is on their lives is unparalleled.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Save the Children is doing great work around the world. About five years ago, we gave our two children sponsorships as part of their Christmas present. They both sponsor a child in Ethiopia their same age and gender, and have found it to be a great experience. Two years ago, they asked to sponsor two more children in Uganda. They love exchanging letters with the kids and learning about their lives. Save the Children is making a difference for kids all over the world, improving healthcare, education and livelihoods. Thank you for all you do!