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Save the Children

 

Based in: Connecticut

Year established: 1932

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The Save the Children Fund was established in England in 1919 by Eglantyne Jebb, an Oxford-educated teacher and sociologist. The purpose of the fund was to aid defenseless children during a time of war in central Europe. A group of Americans, influenced by Jebb, founded Save the Children in the United States in 1932 to help children and families suffering during the Great Depression.

Today, Save the Children works in more than fifty countries around the world to help children and their families develop and break the cycle of poverty. The organization has had a significant presence in Ethiopia since 1984, initially aiding more than half a million people devastated by famine. Save’s programs have grown vastly since then, focusing mainly on food insecurity, poor health, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and education.

The programs developed by Save the Children focus on results and proven solutions. Innovation and experience have guided their strategies and helped them successfully aid more than 78 million children in 2012 alone.

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To donate or learn how you can volunteer with the organization, visit http://www.savethechildren.org/Take_Action