It can mean no access to simple, but critical, things like books, pre-school, healthy foods, and places to play and exercise — things that help children thrive and grow in mind and body. It can mean being unable to see a future outside of poverty.
- Four-year-olds from families affected by poverty are 18 months behind other 4-year-olds developmentally.
- In 60 percent of low-income households, there are no books at all in the home.
- In rural communities, 52 percent of children living in poverty are overweight or obese.
From the foothills of Kentucky to the breadbasket of California, Save the Children’s sponsorship program gives children living in poverty a better chance at 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.
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.