WHAT we do

CARE fights poverty by implementing myriad initiatives that span education, preventative medicine, clean water and sanitation, economic opportunity and the protection of natural resources. We strive to defend human dignity and improve the quality of life for the impoverished.

WHO we are

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Recognizing that women and girls suffer disproportionately from poverty, CARE places special emphasis on empowering them to create permanent social change. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, expand economic opportunity, increase access to health services and protect natural resources in over seventy countries around the world.

WHY we do it

We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.

Conservative estimates show 75 million children who should be in primary school are not. And some 41 million of these children are girls. Denying girls an education correlates to lower family incomes, higher maternal and child mortality, and a critical lack of representation from half the population. Quite simply, no society is going to overcome poverty while failing to educate its girls.

HOW we make a difference

In India, where only 18 out of 100 girls will reach the 8th grade (and only 1 out of 100 will finish high school), CARE is implementing a special program called Udaan: a network of schools focused on older girls who have missed out on an education.

See more at: http://www.care.org

Here's How My Celebration Can Help...

$29 can provide a school uniform so a girl can enter school with confidence.
$49 can pay for tuition to send a girl to school for one year.
$200 can supplement the training for a primary school teacher that will teach hundreds, if not thousands, of girls.