Why Save the Children

We believe every child has the right to survive and reach their full potential – your donation can make that happen. We go where others won’t to ensure no child is left behind. Their future is our future.


Here are four commitments that make us unique in our focus on children:


Reason #1: Our Commitment to Children

Our mission is to help the most marginalized and hard-to-reach children around the world. For 100 years, we have often been the first on the ground to respond to the needs of children in crisis, and the last to leave. Our innovative and collaborative programs tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues for children.

We are doing whatever it takes to give children a voice and advocate for their rights as set out by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

We won’t stop until every last child survives and thrives.

Reason #2: Our Commitment to Supporters

Nearly 90% of your donated funds go directly to helping children on the ground – that’s our commitment to you. We guarantee Canadians make a difference in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children, wherever they are, by ensuring they survive, are protected from harm and have the opportunity to learn.

Through the generosity of supporters like you, we have made a lasting difference in the lives of millions of children in Canada and around the world. We can do more together to ensure the world puts excluded children first and tackle the barriers they face.

We take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results, and being accountable to supporters, partners and most of all, children.

Save the Children’s annual report, Our Change for Children, highlights our achievements, reports on our financials and recognizes the generosity of supporters like you. Find it here.

Reason #3: Our Values

We are outspoken champions for children, ensuring their voices are heard and their issues are given top priority. We want to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, for immediate and lasting change in their lives. We will do whatever it takes for children – every day, and in times of crisis– transforming their lives and the future we share.

We thrive on diversity and work collaboratively with partners to leverage our global strength in making a real and lasting difference.

Reason #4: What makes us unique?

For 100 years, Save the Children has been an established and trusted voice as the world’s leading independent organization for children. We go where others won’t to ensure no child is left behind. We are committed to making a difference in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children, wherever they are.

Our programs thrive on collaborative, local partnerships that ensure long-term success. When we help children survive, learn and be protected in the most perilous circumstances, we not only invest in their future, but in our own.


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