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Save the Children US
Much has happened during this three-quarters of a century. Today’s Save the Children is vastly larger and more complex than the one created in 1932 to provide relief for malnourished children in Appalachia. But we believe that for all the differences in scope and scale, those civic-minded individuals who got us started would immediately recognize today’s Save the Children by its mission and goals. The issue for them was not Appalachia per se; it was children. Although today our efforts to provide food and shelter, health care, protection and education for children reach from Darfur to the Gulf Coast, reach more than 37 million children and 24 million adults in more than 50 countries worldwide, our mission remains as it has been since the beginning. It is, quite simply, to save the children. No more, no less.