With many children around the world in desperate need, children's charities are vital for helping the globe’s young and vulnerable population so they can receive life-saving essentials, protection from harm and have the opportunity to reach their full potential in life. Below, find out how we help children in over 117 countries and what makes us one of the leading children's charities in Australia.
For over 100 years, Save the Children has been championing the rights of children. We believe every child in this world has the right to survival, protection, development and participation. We have a passionate and talented team that works tirelessly to protect children from abuse and neglect, provide access to healthcare and education and assist children in times of emergency. Here is how, as an Australian children's charity, we help vulnerable children, and some ways you can help too.
Australian Children's Charities That Help Vulnerable Children
In Australia, there are many children, including many who live in remote areas without access to services, education and support that enable them to truly thrive. As an Australian children's charity, we work with communities and other organisations to provide programs that help to give children and young people the start in life they need to succeed.
We also provide programs in many other countries designed to create long-lasting change for children, families and their communities with a focus on the following:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday
- Children learn from a quality basic education
- Violence against children is not tolerated
We also provide lifesaving essentials and support to children and their families affected by humanitarian emergencies. We have teams on the ground in places where children are affected by hunger crises, conflict and environmental disasters. Our teams provide immediate assistance as well as ongoing support to help protect children, reunite families and provide programs that help to rebuild their lives.
How To Support Australian Children's Charities
There are many ways you can help us to help children in need. You can volunteer through local volunteering opportunities in your area, you can organise a fundraising event, become an advocate or support one of our many op shops by donating items or shopping at our stores.
Donations are integral, as they enable us to provide support and aid to children around the world. You can make a single donation today or become a monthly giver. 79% of your donation goes directly towards program expenditure.