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Did you know that millions of children around the world do not make it to their 5th birthday. Nearly 16,000 children under the age of 5 die each day due to preventable causes such as pneumonia and diarrhea that adds up to about 5.9 million children a year.

Little ones are counting on your help so that together we can stop this tragedy. You can make a difference in helping us reach the most vulnerable children and save their lives.

For every $5 you raise, you can help a child live past 5 years old.

How Can You Get Involved?

Press "Get Started" to join or create a fundraising team or “Donate” to send in a donation.

Have questions or want more information? Email us at getinvolved@savechildren.org

Good luck with your fundraiser and have fun doing it your way!

Way to go! Thanks to your amazing dedication, girls and boys around the world will have a brighter future. You and volunteers like you are making a difference for children around the world, by providing nutritious food, lifesaving medical care, health training and so much more.

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Why we fundraise





THE BIKE RUNNER

Alan Thompson, 67, is completing a fundraiser riding around the perimeter of the United States. Thompson said, "I've had my fair share of adventure in life, so the main purpose here is to generate funds for Habitat For Humanity and Save the Children. If I can do that, then it will be an effort well intentioned and spent." You are our hero, Alan!





REACHING NEW HEIGHTS FOR KIDS

Best friends Jon Fain and Rick Rowan climbed Time Wave Zero, a 2100 ft. vertical route in Mexico, which entailed 2 hours of hiking, 14 hours of climbing and several hours of rappelling...all for Save the Children. Jon said, "Rick and I aren't professional climbers by any means. We are just two guys who enjoy climbing and wanted to do it for a cause. The idea of this is that you can be a regular person and make a run at something difficult in order to do some good."





SWIM TEAMS DIVE IN TO HELP NEPAL

Within one month of the deadly 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the Staples High School Varsity Swim Team and The Westport Water Rats dove in to help. By creating the "Swim for Nepal," a five-hour swim event, they were able to raise over $43,000 to benefit Save the Children’s relief efforts there. More than 175 swimmers, ranging in age from 6 to 18, took part. The "Swim for Nepal" remains one of the most successful school fundraisers in our history.





BABY NOAH DONATES HIS FIRST BIRTHDAY

"It was my husband Mark’s idea to have our friends and family donate to Save the Children for our son Noah’s first birthday. He thought of it after we ran in the Disney charity races and learned about the wonderful things Save the Children does," says Celeste Kanpurwala. "We were thrilled that we raised over $1,600 from our generous friends and family! We had 125 people at Noah’s big birthday bash held at our local elementary school."





A SPECIAL GIFT FOR HER SPECIAL DAY

As Julia prepared for her bat Mitzvah, her synagogue also required a "mitzvah project” from everyone undertaking this traditional rite of passage. "We had to do something to help others on a large scale," Julia explains. “I decided I wanted to raise money for a charity, and I chose Save the Children because I’m 13 and thought it would be very special to help other kids. "I think this is an especially important cause because kids don’t have the same access to resources and help that adults do," she said.





BIKING 4,000 Miles FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES

"There’s just this incredible, incredible need out there, specifically for the children, to relieve some of their emotional suffering, but also in physical terms of getting basic needs met," Matt says. “And that means shelter and food." To help us meet those needs, he’s biking the Trans-America Trail, beginning in Virginia and traveling west to Oregon with a goal of raising $10,000. It will take him more than 4,000 miles from coast to coast. His goal? To raise money and awareness for Syrian refugees through Save the Children.





YOUNG HELPER

Twelve-year-old Riley writes: "Last spring, I read the young readers edition of Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and Under the Persimmon Tree in school. Both of these books inspired me to help the children in war-torn areas, especially in the Middle East. "I have never been one to sit around, so I went straight to my local church and set up a bake and craft sale. I held a fundraiser for your organization and managed to raise over $500 for the children!"