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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 they may be. Right now, this fund directly supports “Caring for Each Other,” our Covid-19 response initiative.

As families everywhere have had to create new routines amidst uncertainty and challenges, “Caring for Each Other” extends the longtime Sesame Street commitment to providing comfort to children and families in difficult times.

With a broad variety of free educational and entertaining content featuring new Sesame Street Muppet moments and virtual playdates, SesameStreet.org/caring is designed to help parents and caregivers:

  • Encourage healthy habits like handwashing
  • spark playful learning in everyday moments
  • Show children ways to have fun with friends from a distance
  • Model ways to manage big feelings like frustration or grief
  • Help children cope with challenging transitions
  • Promote physical and mental health for the whole family

As the pandemic continues, additional resources are constantly being created to help families find calm, learn, and play together.

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.

Click here to support children and families during COVID-19. And click here to visit our COVID-19 resources initiative "Caring for Each Other."