Thank You from Save the Children
Your generous support of Save the Children is an investment in childhood. With you as our partner, we develop and expand proven, evidence-based programs that give girls and boys a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We’re there for children in emergencies, providing child-focused readiness, relief and recovery. And we advocate to ensure issues critical to our children are given top priority. Together, we give children in the United States and around the world the best chance for success, every day and in times of crisis, transforming their lives and the future we all share. Thank you for your support in 2015!
Here are some of the top highlights from 2015
Together, we’re helping survivors of Nepal’s deadly earthquakes recover and rebuild. Nepal’s powerful earthquakes in April and May toppled hundreds of thousands of homes, schools and health centers and affected 3.2 million children. Thanks to our supporters’ compassionate giving, we’ve reached over 500,000 children and adults with aid, comfort and support. But our work is far from over. We’re focusing on a three-year plan to aid in the recovery. Among many things, we will help rebuild permanent, sturdy schools. We’re going to help train carpenters and masons to make homes and buildings stronger and train more health workers to identify and treat malnourished children. We will be working with local Nepalese organizations to help children and families recover and rebuild their lives.
Journey of Hope
The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this year was especially significant for Save the Children. That monster hurricane’s impact on children led us to create the Journey of Hope program, which helps children and teens regain a sense of security and self-esteem after experiencing a crisis. In 2015, Journey of Hope reached children in Texas who endured a flight from brutal violence in Central America. We also began testing Journey of Hope’s ability to help children who experience stress from challenges their families may face, such as deep poverty, growing up in single-parent households, domestic violence and substance abuse. And we began a Journey of Hope pilot to help conflict-affected children in the Ukraine.
Child Refugee Crisis
As exhausted refugee children were on the move this fall across Europe, our staff have been there to help, thanks to our donors. We’ve provided food, water, blankets, baby food and other supplies to children and mothers as they seek safety and asylum in Europe. Our teams have also provided overwhelmed children in train and bus stations with spaces to rest, play and escape from the enormous stress of their journeys. In addition, we are ensuring that once children have arrived at their final destination, their rights are respected and that they have access to essential services.
And as we’ve done for years, we reach children and mothers inside and outside countries in turmoil with lifesaving aid and access to food, health care and education.
West Africa tamed the horrifying Ebola outbreak with the help of agencies like Save the Children. In 2015, we helped children, families and communities recover. We prepared schools in Liberia to re-open and upgraded facilities. We are supporting local health systems so that they can resume basic care services and are better prepared for any future disease outbreak.
Because so many children lost everything to Ebola, including their families, our teams in Liberia and Guinea continue to identify orphans and other vulnerable girls and boys and arrange for their care. In Sierra Leone, we’ve created scholarships for children who lost family members and cannot afford school fees.
Thank you again for your support in 2015. If you are planning to make a year-end gift for your taxes, please give by midnight tonight to receive your full 100% deduction for 2015. Donate now