Putting donation dollars where they belong

Our world is complex, and truly effective solutions require a holistic approach. That’s what makes Free The Children unique—our full-circle thinking and approach to international development and domestic empowerment programs. Free The Children works to ensure high impact, accountability, efficiencies and innovation. Our models of engagement and operations ensure the most effective use of your donations.

Partnerships and pro bono services that enable efficiencies

Free The Children is further able to keep its administrative costs as low as possible through remarkable partners who provide us with valuable in-kind services.

  • KPMG – Professional services
  • Torys Law Firm – Legal services
  • Xerox Canada – Business solutions services
  • DHL – Logistics and shipping partner
  • Universal McCann – Agency of record
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How we use your money

Our domestic and international programs work together to grow and strengthen Free The Children’s global community. We are committed to honouring every contribution—big or small—to maximize your impact toward our shared mission: to create a world where all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change.

Expenditure 2012/2013 Sources of Income 2012/2013
* All figures are consolidated for Free The Children Canada and USA. Free The Children is audited annually by Kestenberg Rabinowicz Partners LLP in Canada and Roy A. Pasieka, Certified Public Accountant in the USA.
**Funding income includes cash and in-kind donations. All figures are consolidated for Free The Children Canada and USA.

Effective use of funds
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Domestic support

Foundations, corporations and adults often choose to support Free The Children’s work at home. School speaking tours on social justice issues, leadership programs for at risk youth and educational curriculum for schools are just part of what we do to engage youth to create social change.

International support

Many stakeholders generously support our international work; however, young people provide the majority of contributions for our work abroad—supporting a holistic development model—called Adopt a Village—in the areas of education, clean water and sanitation, health, alternative income and food security and agriculture to help break the cycle of poverty.

Me to We: A New Kind of Social Enterprise

Me to We is an innovative social enterprise that provides people with better choices for a better world. Through socially conscious and environmentally friendly products and life-changing experiences, Me to We measures the bottom line not by dollars earned, but by the number of lives changed and the positive social and environmental impact made.

Half of Me to We’s net profit is donated to Free The Children, while the other half is reinvested to grow the enterprise and its social mission.

This allows Free The Children to scale its operational capacity while keeping a reasonable rate of administration.

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