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Provides children with a healthy start, ensuring that mothers and families have access to lifesaving health and nutrition services and practices.
Prepares children for future success by providing a strong foundation for their formal education.
A right of all children. This program works to improve the learning experience and success for all students.
Addresses student health issues. Healthy children are able to attend school and thus increase their learning capability.
Addresses the needs of youth so they can actively contribute to their own well-being and the community overall.
Spans across all programs. Sponsorship allows for development of interventions that best meet children’s needs.
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.
Your generosity also 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.
You are encouraged – but not obliged – to build a friendship with your sponsored child. They are eager and excited to hear from you and about your life, and happy to share about theirs.
Letters and drawings from your child will allow you to learn more about daily life in their own words and experiences. The letters are in your child's own hand (a parent or sibling may help them if they are too young to write). A translation is provided by our field staff, if necessary.
Their carefully drawn pictures and treasured words will enable you to share in the daily joys and struggles of your child's life as they grow and prosper.
Will I sponsor an actual child? Yes. You have the opportunity to choose and sponsor a specific child (by region, country, gender and/or age) and to communicate with them if you choose. This allows you to connect with your sponsored child and to establish a friendship that will carry a special meaning for you both. How much is sponsorship? Sponsorship starts at $30 a month – less than a dollar a day. You will help change the lives of children in need around the world. If you can sponsor for $30 or more, or sponsor multiple children you can help us achieve even more. We have many child sponsors who have sponsored for over 15 years. How will my sponsorship donation be used? We strive to create lasting change for your sponsored child and their community through programs that focus on early childhood development, health and nutrition, as well as primary education. Our experience has taught us that the most effective way to help children is by combining your sponsorship with those of other sponsors and donors - rather than just giving it directly to your sponsored child. This ensures that children in sponsorship communities, who may never have the opportunity to have a sponsor of their own, will still benefit from your support and our programs. Why should I sponsor with Save the Children? We’ve been successfully providing programs for children for almost 80 years We are the world’s leading independent organization for children and are known as one of the most efficient and effective international humanitarian organizations in the world. We are consistently recognized for our programmatic responsibility and fiscal accountability and have the top ratings from independent rating services like Charity Navigator, The American Institute of Philanthropy and the Better Business Bureau. Our child sponsorship programs are accredited by InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations.Are my contributions tax deductible? Yes. Please contact your tax advisor with any questions. How long will my sponsorship last? Sponsorship is a voluntary, ongoing contribution. You decide how long you are able to help. Many sponsors have supported our work for over 15 years. Can I give a gift sponsorship? Yes. You are able to share the gift of sponsorship. You will be able to enter the gift recipient’s information on the enrollment form. Your gift recipient will receive a card and welcome package introducing them to Save the Children’s family of sponsors. Who can I contact if I have any questions? You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 1.800.728.3843. As a child sponsor, you can also manage your account through our web site.
We are happy to assist you with any questions you have regarding your child sponsorship.
Phone: 1.800.728.3843 (Toll-free, Mon-Fri (8am – 5pm EST)
Postal mail:Save the Children – Donor Services501 Kings Highway EastFairfield, CT 06825
Save the Children is completely committed to conducting our programs in a manner that is both safe for the children we serve and to help protect the children with whom we and our sponsors are in contact with. As a humanitarian agency, we believe that all children have the right to live free of fear or impact of any form of abuse or exploitation. We are obliged to create and maintain an environment that aims to prevent these circumstances and promotes the implementation of our child safety policy. We are confident that our sponsors will join us in upholding this policy so that, together, we can do our best to ensure that the children we help remain safe. While the vast majority of individuals have good intentions, we must safeguard against the few who do not. We are sure you understand the need to protect the wellbeing of the children we support.
“The arrival of Save the Children’s activities in my village has changed my life. One of the best things I did with Save the Children, the civic education session, it is very useful to every child to learn democracy, equality and such valuable concepts. I wish all the children could enjoy Save the Children's wonderful activities like me.”
"I like when my sponsor tells me about themselves because it feels like they are my friend. When I get a letter I feel remembered. I like to write so they know about me."
“[Before Save the Children], our children had to walk one hour minimum to attend class in the nearest town. If it wasn’t for Save the Children, Aberu [my daughter] could have been in the field looking after cattle. Thanks to Save the Children and sponsors who made this possible to our children to attend school in
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 give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
In fiscal year 2014, 89% of all expenditures went to program services. Find out more.
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