So you’re thinking about giving, and you’re wondering…

Why Save the Children?

(We're so glad you asked!)

Reason #1:

You Share Save the Children’s Values

You believe, as we do, that every child deserves a future. Every last child.

The world has made great progress for children. More children are alive and thriving today than ever before.

But here’s the problem. Millions of children in the U.S. and around the world still aren’t getting what they deserve. We’re talking about children in need. Dying, when the world knows how to save them. Vulnerable children in poverty. Denied an education. Forced to flee violence. Orphaned, abused, abandoned. Children with no reason to smile. No hope for the future.

The world’s children deserve better.

Children at Risk

Children at Risk

Every day, 16,000 children die before their 5th birthday, mostly from preventable causes.


1 in 6 children worldwide isn’t in school, missing out on critical learning.


Conflict is forcing 1 in 80 children to flee, risking everything just to survive.

Reason #2:

You Can Trust Our Commitment to Children

The world’s first global charity for children, founded in 1919, we continue to lead the way.

What makes Save the Children exceptional? We’re passionately committed to one goal: Giving all children the best chance for the future they deserve – a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Every day and in times of crisis. Here in the U.S. and around the world. Whatever it takes. In fact, we’ve been the world’s leading charity for children for 100 years. Discover our history. Meet our founder.

Don’t take our word for it… Charity watch groups give us top ratings for achieving incredible results for children – with proven efficiency, effectiveness and accountability. Independent of any government or religious affiliations. See our charity awards and rankings.

But we can’t do it without you!

Learn more about what we do for children.