Make a Birthday Wish for Children

Donate Your Birthday

Make your birthday extra-special this year! When you donate your birthday by fundraising for Save the Children, you are actively changing the world and helping us give more children the opportunity to reach their next birthday.

It all starts with your birthday wish. Do you wish to transform futures and make the world a better, brighter place for the children who need it most? Then let's do this!

It's incredibly easy to donate your birthday to benefit the world's most vulnerable children. Simply click on the Register Today button and let your friends and family know you prefer donations instead of gifts this year — those donations will give children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

Want an upcoming birthday reminder or have questions on how you can dedicate your birthday to children in need? Email us at birthday@savechildren.org

Here's to more meaning, more celebrating and more children reached on YOUR special day!

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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, school supplies and so much more.

Top Fundraisers

  1 -  Nicole Zlotnikov ($7,321.83)
  2 -  Taran Killam ($4,728.10)
  3 -  Malcolm Barnes ($3,979.20)
  4 -  Alessandro Maselli ($3,617.98)
  5 -  Barbara K Barnes ($2,810.51)
  6 -  Vaneesha Patel ($1,962.23)
  7 -  Faye Wetzel ($1,670.00)
  8 -  Ramkrishna Swamy ($1,480.00)
  9 -  Archie Wilkins ($1,398.00)
  10 -  Gurleen Singh ($1,391.00)

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Top Teams

  1 -  Nicole for children of Ukraine ($8,843.83)
  2 -  Cobie and Taran turn 40 ($4,728.10)
  3 -  Alessandro M ($3,917.98)
  4 -  Beacon of Hope/BKB ($2,810.51)
  5 -  Corinne Turns One! ($2,199.79)
  6 -  Vaneesha's 30th Birthday ($2,116.23)
  7 -  Cumple de Fermin ($2,053.20)
  8 -  Feed Kids for Eugene's Birthday ($1,795.00)
  9 -  Archie's 4th Birthday ($1,666.00)
  10 -  Irene's First Birthday ($1,612.00)

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Why we fundraise


Dancing to Heal the World

Ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has displaced more than 1.7 million people. Beile and her children: Senai, Abiah and Danait decided they needed to help. The children performed their own dancing and singing routines to collect donations and raised $650. "The sweetest thing they did," smiles Beile, "is that they had piggy banks with some coins, and they emptied them into the fundraising jar before they started asking for donations from others."


Honey Helpers: Teen and Bees

Rico is a rising high school senior and an experienced beekeeper who put his honeybees to work. Inspired by Save the Children's work in Ukraine, Europe's largest honey producing country, Rico raised more than $5,000 by giving each donor a jar of his summer honey harvest. 100% of the donations went directly to Save the Children's Emergency Relief Fund.

"If even the humble honeybee can help Save the Children, then surely each of us can too," says Rico.


4 Wheels, 4 Paws, 4 Good

COVID-19 had many repercussions for U.S. families, including, for some, their first experience with hunger. Mark Roberts decided to take action. Mark went on an 8-week journey across Massachusetts in his electric wheelchair with his dog and wife. They rolled to raise awareness and more than $100,000! "I have to say that I had so much fun, learned so much about so many people from across the political and economic spectrum. My Roll/Stroll restored a bit of my faith in humanity," says Mark.


Tessa Bakes for Ukraine's Kids

Tessa, from Connecticut, raised $2,000 for Save the Children's Ukraine Relief effort and is proud to help the children there as they try to stay safe during the war. Tessa says, "Helping others is a gift, not only to them, but to yourself, knowing that you are doing good for the world." Tessa wanted to send a message that people should be grateful for what they have and do what they can to help others. Tessa used her passion for baking to support children in Ukraine by baking scratch-made apple tortes.


Middle Schoolers Hike4ACause

Students at Magellan Middle School started "Hike4ACause" to raise money to help Afghan refugee children. Students were asked to get a sponsor to pay them for each mile hiked. 70 students hiked 538 miles raising $6,387.96!

"We are very grateful for the opportunity our community had to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of young refugees," said Nicolas Puga.