Mission and Goals
For children who start life poor, abused, neglected, and worse, it may seem that destiny is set. Association to Benefit Children (ABC) refuses to accept that. We treasure the infinite potential of every child, and we champion each one's right to succeed. We create nationally replicable program models that meet the complex needs of each family member while fighting tirelessly to ensure all children a safe, permanent family, decent housing, high-quality education, adequate health care and sufficient nutritious food to grow and thrive.
How Your Contribution Helps
Your generosity can literally change a child's destiny. It's as easy as ABC. Your support will help sustain ABC’s programs which include the highest quality early childhood education for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, educational advocacy, housing, health and mental health services, family support and preservation, crisis intervention, year-round youth programs, therapeutic out-of-school mentoring, a summer day camp and an open door to the East Harlem community as a refuge and resource for destitute families.
ABC has been named "high performer" in an independent study of early childhood programs that "close the school-readiness gap for at-risk children." Charity Navigator has awarded ABC four out of a possible four stars. In earning a four-star rating for the third consecutive time, ABC has demonstrated exceptional financial health, governance and other best practices. Only ten percent of the charities rated have achieved three consecutive four-star ratings which indicates that ABC outperforms most other charities in America.