A Child’s Life Saved was founded in 2011 for the purpose of providing relief and aid to children and their families throughout the world suffering abandonment, homelessness, poverty and misery. Extreme poverty was originally defined by the United Nations in 1995 as "a condition characterized by severe deprivation of basic human needs, including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education and information. It depends not only on income but also on access to services." One in five of the global population remains in extreme poverty. The reduction of extreme poverty and hunger was the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG1), as set by 189 United Nations Member States in 2000. Specifically, MDG1 has set a target of ending extreme poverty by 2030. A Child’s Life Saved wants to assist in that goal.
was founded in 2011 for the purpose of providing relief and aid to those suffering as a result of hunger, poverty, disease, war, natural disaster and other circumstances creating widespread human need under the umbrella of transparency, program impact and fiscal accountability.
In its first year of operations A Child’s Life Saved was able to place over 700,000 pounds of food to approximately 14,000 people in Arizona and Northern Mexico. The Organization provided nourishment for families and individuals in need and supported feeding programs through direct contributions to like-minded Organizations in the United States and Internationally.
This support was provided through both direct client contact and by participating with other Organizations in a food rescue program that networks with other organizations to provide semi-truck loads of nutritious produce to be distributed to help those in need that was destined for the landfill.
As a direct result of these accomplishments A Child’s Life Saved was accepted into the Combined Federated Campaign (CFC) workplace campaign. In its first three years of operations A Child’s Life Saved provided over 2 million pounds of food to those in need. Participation is only extended to those charities after a rigorous annual accreditation process designed to ensure compliance with high standards of stewardship, accountability and transparency.
With the additional support of the CFC, the Board of Directors - since 2014 - has been able to provide multiple containers of reclaimed medical supplies to orphanages caring for children living in abject poverty. The Board is looking to expand its medical reclamation program in Guatemala to other programs identified in Guatemala, Honduras and Haiti in the coming year.
A Child’s Life Saved is wholly volunteer run and have an actual overhead of less than 1%. That ensures most of our resources and donations go directly to those most in need. With the funds from CFC and your help we will get this goods to those in need and pledge to you 99 cents of every dollar you donate will go directly to transporting those goods to these people most in need.
“How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world. How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution…how we can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness” ~ Anne Frank