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FOR A CHILD, HOPE, LOVE AND HAPPINESS CHANGES EVERYTHING.

We are an organization that raises money to fund, elevate and educate the world’s bravest heroes who are running high-impact programs to protect, nurture, educate and heal the most vulnerable children.

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Focus Issue

Sexual & Physical Abuse

When it comes to violence against children, the world knows no boundaries. We’re amplifying the work of those battling the global issues of sexual abuse, trafficking, incest and exploitation to give children the strength not just to survive, but to thrive.

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Cancer & Life-Saving Medical Care

Millions of families fall into poverty every year to pay for necessary medical care. Millions of others simply cannot afford treatment for their child suffering from life-threatening illnesses. We fund robust health and medical programs to save lives and ensure children grow up healthy and happy.

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Homelessness & Hunger

A child shouldn’t have to worry about the roof over their head or food on their plate. We support programs that are on the ground in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, South America and in the United States to save the lives of severely malnourished and homeless children.

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Education

For some children, the only thing standing in the way of going to school is a backpack full of supplies and a mandatory uniform. We fund programs that provide quality education, books and materials to both children in need and children who do not have access to or the opportunity to attend school.

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Focus Issue

Disabilities

Children who cannot walk, go to school, play with friends or lead an independent life because of their disability are often orphaned or abandoned because of their differences. We help to provide medical care, recovery, mobility and education so that these children have the opportunity to defy social stigmas and lead a fulfilled life.

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Focus Issue

Bullying

The effects of bullying can attack a child’s well being. It can severely impact their mental health, drive them to substance abuse, and elevate the risk suicide. It has no place in today’s society, and we’re working with programs to help children maintain high self-esteem and a sense of well-being to eliminate bullying all together.

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OUR MISSION

World of Children unlocks the future for vulnerable children by funding, elevating and educating the most effective changemakers worldwide.

Since 1998, the organization has dedicated more than $13 million in grants to programs for children, led by nearly 120 Honorees working in over 50 countries. We are proud to be recognized in the media as the “Nobel Prize for Child Advocates.”

Global Reach

Approximately 25% of our Honorees are based in the United States. The remainder of work around the world in more than 50 different countries from Papua New Guinea and the Palestinian Territories to South Africa and South America.

Children Focused

We understand that issues impacting children can change drastically with world affairs. We fund changemakers improving the lives of vulnerable children addressing a range of issues, allowing us to respond to the greatest areas of need.

Our Investigations

We employ a rigorous initial and follow-up investigation process. Every program has been investigated by one of the world’s leading security firms to ensure that they meet World of Children standards.

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Our generous Board of Governors covers our operating costs so that 100% of public donations go directly to funding high-impact programs around the world.

2016 Youth Honoree and inspirational speaker Claire Wineland loses her battle with Cystic Fibrosis.

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Children’s issues are ever changing and ongoing. Make a difference with a recurring donation.

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Give $20, and you can provide a child with hot meals for an entire month.

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Testimonials

"World of Children is one of the most effective and efficient mid-sized nonprofit organizations in the world."

- Caryl M. Stern, President and CEO of UNICEF USA

“Thank you for believing in our work and for supporting and honoring our team. Winning this prestigious award will certainly open many doors for Operation Bobbi Bear. We are forever grateful to everyone at World of Children.”

- Jackie Branfield, 2017 Protection Award Honoree

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