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Help us support children during COVID-19

During the global pandemic, Sesame Workshop is helping families around the world navigate new challenges and changing routines by providing free resources that help children manage big feelings, learn joyfully whether at home or in school, and stay physically and emotionally healthy.

Critical Needs Response Fund

Delivering on our mission to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder often means acting quickly in times of crisis. The Sesame Workshop Critical Needs Response Fund helps us to meet vulnerable children’s most urgent needs—whatever and wherever they may be. Right now, this fund directly supports our Caring For Each Other initiative in India, where the COVID-19 health emergency has brought unprecedented disruption to families across the country, with cases in recent weeks reaching an all-time high.   

Caring For Each Other offers resources that address the social and emotional well-being of children, parents, and caregivers. Launched in March 2020, it features content in 11 languages distributed through global and local networks of partners, educators, and service providers and focuses on three key areas:  

  • Prevention (healthy habits and handwashing)  

  • Learning from home (new routines and activities)  

  • Coping (caring for yourself and others)   

In response, we are creating new resources—many featuring beloved furry friends—to address families’ urgent needs. They will be distributed online, on television, and through our partners on the ground, allowing us to quickly reach millions of children. With your support, we can bring much-needed comfort and playful learning to communities across India during this difficult time.  

Please support Caring for Each Other by making a gift now to Sesame Workshop’s Critical Needs Response Fund. Your gift will contribute to our COVID-19 response efforts and may support other initiatives critical to children and families everywhere. For legal disclosures, click here.


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