Children's Emergency Fund

The true impact of the climate crisis is unfolding before our eyes —
a third of Pakistan is underwater.
- Save the Children's Country Director in Yemen, Rama Hansraj

Around the world, from Pakistan to Kentucky, our teams are responding to the immediate needs of children impacted by deadly flooding and other disasters. Your continued support is critical to our work to protect the lives of all children, every day and in times of crisis. Pre-positioned funds from the Children’s Emergency Fund enable us to respond anywhere, on the basis of need, and allow us to resource our responses appropriately.

The Children’s Emergency Fund has already provided flexible funding to meet the most urgent needs of children and families in Ukraine as tension escalated earlier this year. The Fund also enabled us to move quickly and respond immediately when huge numbers of people started to flee Ukraine and seek safety in neighboring countries. With flexible funding, we will continue to remain responsive to changing contexts in the region and around the world.

The Children’s Emergency Fund is now more important than ever. With the crisis in Ukraine increasing hunger for millions of children globally due to skyrocketing wheat prices, the lives of children in the world's most fragile contexts, such as Afghanistan, Yemen, Lebanon, and Syria are now at even greater risk.

We are stronger when we work together. Let’s gather our network of friends, family and colleagues and fundraise for children around the world who need our help most. Thank you.

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$35,870.71 of $50,000 Goal

Top Fundraisers

  1 -  Will Schlamme ($2,742.89)
  2 -  Kimberly Rejewski ($2,428.85)
  3 -  Sherry Loren ($2,223.19)
  4 -  David Kremser ($2,200.01)
  5 -  Fatimah Shahid ($1,870.77)
  6 -  Caroline Bequillard ($1,535.40)
  7 -  Thai Park ($1,533.00)
  8 -  Lucas Beatty ($1,531.28)
  9 -  Carson Petocz ($1,377.50)
  10 -  Tamago Tamago Listed ($1,189.43)

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Top Teams

  1 -  Will's Survivor Fund ($3,092.89)
  2 -  ResQ Kids ($2,558.08)
  3 -  NPES Help the Ukrainian Children ($2,428.85)
  4 -  PLR Publishers Community ($2,273.19)
  5 -  Team Save The Children ($2,200.01)
  6 -  Broadway Touring Company of Fiddler on the Roof ($2,153.26)
  7 -  Edgerton School District ($1,799.83)
  8 -  Hamilton Elementary School ($1,670.40)
  9 -  Team Easter ($1,533.00)
  10 -  Riverfield Elementary School ($1,298.78)

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.