Take the ‘Freedom from Poverty’ Pledge to End Childhood Poverty
It’s shocking to know that 1 in 4 children (about 16 million) in America is living in poverty, which often leads to decreased literacy and increased drop out rates, violence and crime, and obesity.
Celebrities Jennifer Garner, Julianne Moore, and Randy Jackson are helping raise awareness for the campaign by encouraging people to sign the Freedom from Poverty pledge and be a part of the solution to alleviate childhood poverty around the country. The goal is to have 15,000 signatures by August 14, when the campaign ends.
Save the Children also has a child sponsorship program that helps provide resources (such as books, computers, after-school learning programs, activities, and snacks) to impoverished kids. You can sponsor a child on their Freedom from Poverty page.
To sign the pledge, visit the pledge page online or text READ to 69866.