Reese Witherspoon presents the Children's Defense Fund at the 2008 American Idol "Idol Gives Back." Ms. Witherspoon also traveled to New Orleans to visit a CDF Freedom Schools® site and talk with a single mother struggling to support her family post-Hurricane Katrina.
The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for 35 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. This introductory video highlights CDF's history, accomplishments and future.
Nine million uninsured children in American need a health coverage "bailout." Nine year old Karim asks supporters to step up and take action and ask their Members of Congress to support health coverage for every child.
CDF’s Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign is a national call to action to stop the funneling of tens of thousands of youth, predominantly minorities, down life paths that often lead to arrest, conviction, incarceration and, in some cases, death.