Save the Children Races to Children & Families

$181,419 $68,581
Raised Remaining


Your donation is urgently needed to help Save the Children support Haitian children and families affected by the catastrophic earthquake.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Save the Children staff on the scene estimate that children may make up 2 million of the 3 million people affected in Port-au-Prince and surrounding communities. Staff also report that roughly 50 percent of all homes have been damaged or destroyed. Power is out, there is no running water, and streets are blocked by rubble. Reports also are being received of significant damage to the nearby communities of Jacmel, Leogane, Petite Goave and Grande Goave.

How will this project solve this problem?

Local Save the Children staff in Port-au- Prince are conducting rapid assessments on foot & motorcycle in and around hardhit neighborhoods of the city;on Jan14 our first international response team arrived in Port-au-Prince to begin response efforts.

Potential Long Term Impact

Save the Children has committed to a five-year Build Back Better initiative, which will take us from the relief and recovery phase to working with families to rebuild their communities.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $181,419

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $181,419 .  The original project funding goal was $250,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Megan McLain

Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Westport, CT United States

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