Help make sure vulnerable children will not get left behind as our nation confronts the parallel crises of systemic racism and COVID-19. We must meet these challenges with urgency and action to ensure the well-being and success of all our children. A donation to the Children's Defense Fund will help make sure the voices of children are heard and the needs of families are met with urgency.
Please donate to the Children in Crisis Fund now.
We're fighting every day to make sure children have what they need to survive this crisis by:
Redirecting our advocacy efforts to get children–especially Black children, children in foster care, and other children that are particularly vulnerable–the relief they need to weather this crisis.
Ramping up our public education and outreach efforts to make sure families know how to access life-saving resources.
Adapting our community-based programs, like CDF Freedom Schools®, to leverage virtual learning opportunities that allow us to continue providing essential education and enrichment for children across the country this summer—meeting children where they are, when they need support the most.
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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