It is time for another Eco Child's Play donation on behalf of our readers and writers. This month, I have selected the Children's Defense Fund for a small contribution.
The Children's Defense Fund's Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
The Children's Defense Fund is currently working on the following policy initiatives:
- End Child Poverty
- Ensure Every Child and Pregnant Woman Access to Affordable, Seamless, Comprehensive Health and Mental Health Coverage and Services
- Provide High Quality Early Childhood Development Programs for All
- Ensure Every Child Can Read at Grade Level by Fourth Grade and Guarantee Quality Education through High School Graduation
- Protect Children from Abuse and Neglect and Connect Them to Caring Permanent Families
- Stop the Criminalization of Children at Increasingly Younger Ages and Invest in Prevention and Early Intervention
If you would like to suggest a charitable organization that works for children and/or the environment for our next donation, please leave a comment to this post.