20,000. That’s how many children younger than five years old die every day around the world.
I have witnessed this tragedy firsthand, so I’m making a personal plea to you. Most of these children are dying needlessly from preventable causes: malnutrition, measles, malaria — we must do more to help all children survive and thrive.
To respond to this crisis, CARE has set a goal to raise $1 million to fund our hunger- and poverty-fighting programs around the world. And we need your help.
The deadline to meet our goal is June 30 — in just a few days. Time is limited, so I am counting on generous CARE supporters like you to respond immediately. As a special incentive, CARE’s board of directors will match up to $100,000, helping your gift go twice as far.
I have seen desperation with my own eyes — in the heartache of a mother who has just lost her child and in the anguish of a father who desperately wants to lift his family out of poverty but has no means to do so. Today, in Niger, 1 million children face severe malnutrition. These heartbreaking stories can be prevented — with your help.
We know that CARE programs make a true, lasting difference in people’s lives, especially during times of crisis. Right now, a severe food crisis is gripping the Sahel region of Africa, putting 18 million people at risk of malnutrition. CARE is on the ground in Niger, Mali and Chad implementing work programs so families earn money to buy food, training nurses to prevent and treat malnutrition, helping communities gain access to clean water and much more.
Your donation will help empower families in the Sahel and other poor communities around the world to become self-sufficient so they can escape hunger, help their children grow stronger and healthier, and create a brighter future for all.
I appreciate your generosity and compassion in helping CARE save lives and fight poverty across the globe. Thank you for helping us meet our goal to raise $1 million by June 30.
Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH
President and CEO, CARE