what we give
For every doll purchased, 10 meals are provided to children in need around the world through our respected giving partners. Your purchase gives children an opportunity to reach their potential and provides hope for a better future.
We provide school meals through the programs of several of our giving partners in 66 countries, because they are proven to have a positive impact in a multitude of ways. Feeding children nutritious meals in school gives them the energy to learn and is considered one of the most effective ways of empowering children to break out of the cycle of poverty they were born into.
School meals give impoverished families an incentive to send children to school. This is especially true for girls, providing them with an education opportunity they would potentially not have.
When children are given meals in school, attendance increases, more girls receive an education and school performance greatly improves. For many children, a school lunch is the only meal they receive all day.
Empowering girls is the key to healthier communities. Girls with more education have fewer children, have them later in life and are better prepared to care for and educate them. Studies have shown that a woman's education contributed to 43% of the reduction in child malnutrition over time.