Help children in need find their Road to Freedom

This summer, you can change the course of a child's life by supporting the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program in California. Designed to help children in need build their reading skills—and their confidence in themselves—CDF Freedom Schools are located in underserved communities across the United States.

  • $5 / month will provide a home library of high-quality, culturally relevant books for a CDF Freedom Schools scholar
  • $12 / month will provide 6 weeks of nutritious meals for one CDF Freedom Schools scholar*
  • $18 / month will send a child to CDF Freedom Schools for one week

Every dollar you give will provide meals, books, and resources for children in need. Thank you for your generosity!

Help children in need find their Road to Freedom

To dedicate your donation in honor or in memory of someone, please click here.

*Some program sites have other dedicated sources of funding for the cost of meals. Funds may be used to ensure other essential services are available to CDF Freedom Schools participants.

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