The Ultimate Way to Honor Those Who Are Making a Difference in the World (Spoiler: It Could Earn Them a Free Trip to New York)

Celebrate the person in your life who does the most to help kids by giving them a chance to attend Save the Children's 2019 Illumination Gala in New York City.

How to Nominate a Changemaker (or Become One Yourself)

What It Is: Know someone who goes above and beyond to make the world a better place for kids? Give them the opportunity to take the trip of a lifetime. World-renowned charity Save the Children is calling for nominations for changemakers: the individuals who fight day-in-and-day-out to ensure children grow up healthy, safe, and educated. Your favorite librarian, daycare provider, policymaker, teacher—anyone who you think strives to make a difference in the lives of children—can be nominated as a changemaker. One adult and one child will be chosen to represent the changemakers at the Save the Children's 2019 Illumination Gala in New York City—along with round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and food for them and a friend, all included.

How You Can Help: First things first—nominate that special someone for their work as a changemaker, and give them the opportunity to represent Save the Children on social media and at the Illumination Gala. Write a short 250-word description about why they deserve to be celebrated for the work they do in their community, and they might be chosen.

Then, sign the pledge to become a changemaker supporter yourself. Promise to raise your voice for kids and use your influence to drive change for marginalized children around the world. You'll become part of a global network aimed at advocating for the health, safety, and education of kids—so you'll feel good while doing good.

After you've signed the pledge to make change for children, you can take part in Save the Children's campaigns throughout the year, from celebrating the International Day of the Girl to sharing a sweet moment reading to kids for the Back to School campaign. It's a win-win.

For more information on how you can help, please visit savethechildren.org.