Ilaria's Birthday Celebration Photo

The Story

Please join me in supporting Save the Children and its mission to reach every last child in need of education, health care and a safe place to live, learn and play. 


I met some of these children when I visited Save the Children’s early learning and parenting programs in the rural and isolated community of Cleveland, Mississippi. I was incredibly moved by the children’s sweet curiosity and eagerness to learn, and the nurturing staff that brings joy and hope to their classrooms. I met a mother who is struggling to raise her two children in poverty, but I also saw the magic that happens when Save the Children’s home visiting team brings the joy of reading to the family. 


Save the Children is a lifeline to the world’s most vulnerable children in 120 countries in times of crisis and every day. Particularly urgent is the Search and Rescue operation now under way in the Mediterranean: it has been saving the lives of thousands of refugees and migrants — many of them children — who are fleeing desperate conditions in Africa and the Middle East.


I hope you’ll consider supporting one or both of the programs featured below. Each has touched my heart and I know they will touch yours !





* Note: You can donate to the projects Ilaria is supporting by clicking on the links below. 


 To learn more about donation options, contact:


Lucy Roche | Save the Children

Associate Vice President, Individual Philanthropy


Office:  475-999-3350

Mobile: 347-306-8158