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Make a Difference for Children

The fight for children happens 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and that’s particularly true as we face such an uncertain future. Please make a gift today to ensure the needs of children remain front and center as our nation confronts the parallel crises of systemic racism and COVID-19—and whatever challenges lie ahead. With your support, we will continue fighting nonstop to make sure our children’s voices are heard in the halls of power and their needs are met with urgency.

Give with confidence.  Children’s Defense Fund is highly rated by many organizations, including GuideStar, Charity Navigator, Great Nonprofits, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and America’s Best Charities. This recognition is a demonstration of our commitment to accountability and stewardship to our donors and our mission.

Every young person deserves to grow up with dignity, hope, and joy.

That’s why, for 50 years, Children’s Defense Fund has been relentless in our advocacy at the intersection of child well-being and racial justice. Our history is rooted in the Civil Rights and Women’s movements, and we are stewards carrying the fight for equity forward.

We continue to work every day to organize, train, and mobilize with communities to ensure equity and justice for all Black and Brown children and youth. With our work centered on young people, we will make a lasting difference in their lives.

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Please fill out this form and send to: Children’s Defense Fund P.O. Box 803638 Chicago, IL 60680

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Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit child and youth advocacy organization that has advocated for all children and youth relentlessly for more than 50 years. Your tax-deductible gift to CDF will help advance our mission as we build community so all young people live with dignity, hope, and joy.

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