Through our partnerships and programs, our work benefited more than 6.5 million people globally - that's almost the entire population of the state of Indiana, or more than double the population of Chicago.
In the U.S., we provided more than $6.3 million in teaching supplies that benefited approximately 878,000 students across 450 school districts (that averages out to be $14,000 per school district!). Considering teachers spend an average of up to $500 of their own money on school supplies each year, this makes a significant difference in the lives of teachers and their students.
We responded to the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria as well as other disasters as we distributed more than $15 million worth of food and supplies to disaster-affected regions in the U.S.
With the approximately 793,000 children who received food and other benefits from our international programs, you could fill the Cotton Bowl stadium in Texas more than 8 times. Our health and water program alone benefited 77,000 children and 630,000 caregivers, enough to fill nearly 10,000 school buses.