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Save the Children Mission needed in the United States

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer - Saturday, June 06, 2009
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Newspapers show us the poverty and pervasive inhuman conditions of children “off shore”.  Caught by these pictures, I supported children in these regions through Save the Children, the leading non-profit organization for helping disadvantaged children. With fully 92% of its monies going directly to the programs, Save The Children is an outstanding organization. But I have switched-- not from Save the Children but rather in the AREA of focus. Now my sponsorship goes to Kentucky. Yep—rural  Southeast United States of America.  Consider these facts about rural US:
  • Children scoring below grade level on their assessment, all programs: 79%
  • Children that receive free or reduced lunch: 91%
  • Number of children living in poverty: 2.6 million
  • Increase of childhood obesity caused by poor diet: more than tripled for children ages 6-11.
I think we need some work in our own backyard.

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