The fight for children happens 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and that's particularly true as we face such an uncertain future. Please make a monthly gift today to ensure the needs of children remain front and center during this crisis—and beyond. With your support, we will continue fighting nonstop to make sure our children's voices are heard in the halls of power and their needs are met with urgency.
Every child is precious and full of potential.
That's why, for more than 45 years, the Children's Defense Fund has been unrelenting in our work to help lift children out of poverty, protect them from violence, and ensure they have the opportunities they need to thrive and succeed.
We continue to work every day to give every child a healthy start, a quality early childhood experience, a level educational playing field, stable homes and safe communities free from violence.
To donate by mail, please fill out this form and send to:Children’s Defense FundDevelopment Department840 First Street NE, Suite 300Washington, DC 20002
To donate by phone, please call 202-662-3654 between 8am-4pm ET
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Give with confidence. The Children's Defense Fund is highly rated by many organizations, including GuideStar, Charity Navigator, Great Nonprofits, and America's Best Charities. This recognition is a demonstration of our commitment to accountability and stewardship to our donors and our mission.
Donating monthly is a more convenient way for you to give while having an even greater impact on the lives of children.
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Donating monthly is a more convenient way for you to give while having an even greater impact. Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar for the first 12 months.
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