Today, Save the Children champions the rights of the world’s 2.3 billion children.
Believe it or not, in 1919, when Eglantyne Jebb founded Save the Children, her conviction that children have the right to grow up healthy, educated and safe was not a mainstream idea.
Much has changed since then. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, based on our founder’s declaration, is now the most universally accepted human rights treaty in history. And, through Save the Children’s work in the United States and around the world, we’ve changed the lives of over 1 billion children.
Save the Children works in over 100 countries, doing whatever it takes — every day and in times of crisis — to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
Thanks to their supporters, Save the Children achieves tremendous results for children. In 2019 alone, Save the Children reached over 144 million children, including 328,000 here in America.
As the world’s leading expert on childhood, Save the Children believes that every child deserves a future. This belief is at the heart of everything Save the Children does.
Save the Children is the world’s leading expert on childhood.
Save the Children is an amazing organization and there there’s so much more to know about them:
- They are global leader for children during the COVID-19 crisis, fighting threats to child survival, like lack of nutritious food, hunger and malnutrition.
- They are acting now to both save children’s lives today and to safeguard their futures from the scars of hunger and malnutrition.
- They are global leaders in child health, education and protection.
- They have a proven track record of using donations efficiently and effectively to change children’s lives.
- They are transforming the way emergency care is delivered, putting world-class health professionals to work for children in crisis anywhere in the world within 72 hours.
- they champion gender equality, recently earning the first nonprofit Gender Fair certification.
- They work in the United States, helping more children get ready for kindergarten than any other nonprofit and as the national leader in protecting children in emergencies.