Have a Heart for Kids Day 2020

Mission & Values


Our mission is to improve the well being of children by effecting positive changes in public policies, priorities, and programs.


Our vision is that all of Washington's children will have what they need to grow up to be the people they dream of becoming.

Core Values:


Children Have Rights!
Every child regardless of race, culture or economic status, has a right to protection, nurture, encouragement, support and opportunity. It is not a matter of charity but rather of justice. As adults, we are individually and collectively responsible for the well being of children.

Early Investment Pays The Highest Dividends!
What we do today, or fail to do, has long term implications. We need to act now to assure a better future for our children.

Democracy Works!
We have a right and responsibility to make our government responsive to children by advocating for equitable treatment and opportunity for people from all backgrounds, abilities and needs.

Racial Equity Matters!
Historic and systemic racism damages the well-being of kids and families in communities of color—and compromises the shared future of all Washingtonians. Fighting racism in state and federal laws, budgets and program decisions depends on an anti-racist approach to our internal operations, too.