At this time of year, many generous Australians choose to support a charity close to their hearts, whilst taking advantage of tax incentives offered by the government to encourage charitable donations. Now is the perfect time to make a tax deductible donation to Save the Children to help support children around the world.
Right now, we’re focused on the heartbreaking subject of Child Marriage, with the story of Aisha*, one of 12 million girls forced into marriage before the age of 18. Your generous tax deductible donation can provide support for girls affected by child marriage to rebuild their lives.
At 13, Aisha* from Somalia, should have been dreaming about her future—instead, she was forced to marry a stranger more than twice her age. At the time, she was still in school. Very soon she became pregnant and was regularly beaten by her husband. She was trapped and alone.
Sadly, Aisha isn’t alone in her suffering and by donating today, you can help girls like Aisha. Your support can create real change.
- $60 can support a social worker assisting six children and their families with psychosocial services.
- $120 can provide three days of training for ten members of a child welfare committee to report cases and protect children.
- $248 can provide a day of training for eight law enforcement officials to help prevent child marriage.
*Names have been changed to protect identity.