100 Days of Reading: Fueling Literacy Support in Rural America

You can help Save the Children with Alexa and Amazon Pay.

Celebrating 100 years of changing lives, Save the Children has helped more than one billion children. Courageous people, like their founder, Eglantyne Jebb sparked a movement that endures to this day – to make the world a better place by championing every child’s right to survive, learn and be protected. We invite you to learn more about how one small act can create lasting change that ripples throughout children’s lives, their families, their communities and our world.

First, through a collaboration with Amazon Pay and Alexa, donating to Save the Children is as simple as ever. “With Alexa voice donations, you can literally use your voice to help even more children in need by donating to Save the Children,” Ettore Rossetti, Sr. Advisor of Social Strategy & Digital Innovation at Save the Children, explained when the program launched in 2018.

To support Save the Children’s vital work, simply say “Alexa, make a donation to Save the Children.”

Supporters who make donations using Alexa and Amazon Pay can avoid searching for their credit cards or filling out forms. Instead, they simply use the information already stored in their Amazon accounts, knowing their payment information will remain safe and secure.

Additionally, you can make a difference in the U.S. for children growing up in rural poverty through participating in Save the Children’s inaugural “100 Days of Reading” campaign.

The“100 Days of Reading” campaign encourages parents, teachers, librarians, and caregivers to log their summer reading minutes with their kids online. The goal is to log 100 million minutes of reading by September 8, World Literacy Day.

The 100 Days of Reading campaign is working to raise awareness about the lack of books and literacy resources that children in America face every day. 60% of U.S. children living in poverty don’t have a children’s book in their home, and the consequences of falling behind their peers can last a lifetime.

If children cannot read at grade level by the fourth grade, they are unlikely to ever catch up, Save the Children reports. Yet only about one third of American fourth graders are proficient in reading. Save the Children’s early education programs help ensure that at-risk children have the opportunity to learn and grow.

To learn more about 100 Days of Reading, visit their official site. To support Save the Children’s vital work, simply say “Alexa, make a donation to Save the Children.”