Save the Children

http://www.savethechildren.org

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

History

Since 1919, Save the Children has been fighting for children's rights, saving their lives and providing hope for brigther futures.

Its founder, Eglantyne Jebb, was arrested in London's Trafalgar Square for distributing a leaflet entitled "A Starving Baby" that featured the photo of a malnourished Austrian child. Jebb and her sister, Dorothy, held a Famine Council Meeting at the Royal Albert Hall during which Jebb apologized for her indiscretion before holding up a tin of condensed milk, stating "There is more practical morality in this tin, than in all creeds." With that declaration, a spontaneous collection was taken up around the hall and the Save the Children Fund was born.

Mission

Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world what every child deserves - a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When disaster strikes, the organization puts the children's needs first. It advocates for and achieves large-scale changes for children.

  • Contact Information:
  • 501 Kings Highway East
  • Fairfield, Connecticut 06825
  • United States
  • Active In: United States, Globally
  • Forms of Abolition: 
  • Awareness, Aftercare, Rescue
  • Forms of Slavery: 
  • Child Labor