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Save the Children's 2011 Holiday Gift Catalog

WESTPORT, Conn. (Nov. 1, 2011) – Scratch standing in long shopping lines this holiday season; Save the Children is handling your gift list this year while sparing you the department store hustle. From packing an orphan’s bag with school supplies to providing art and music therapy to kids in disaster-stricken lands, Save the Children’s 2011 Online Holiday Gift Catalog makes shopping for your favorite children’s causes easy.

"You can spread some joy and cheer with your family and friends this holiday season with one of our many gift-giving opportunities in our online catalog, and do good for children at the same time," said Carolyn Miles, president & CEO of Save the Children. "We’re putting meaningful gifts — from educating a girl to providing learning tools for U.S. preschoolers — right at your fingertips."

Don’t miss a chance to pair the loves of a loved one with a donation that keeps giving, long after the holiday sweaters get packed away. Here is a selection of seasonal giving opportunities from Save the Children:

  • Know a teacher who deserves more than an apple on her desk? Continue the cycle of education by packing a preschooler’s bag with some grade-A supplies, including paper, a drawing book, pencil and eraser ($25).
  • Mommy-to-be with one too many onesies? Step outside the box of traditional baby gifts and give a newborn in another country a healthy start at life with a Newborn Care Kit. Each kit contains soap, a clean cloth, a baby knit cap, guidance on breast feeding and other vitals ($30).
  • Want to steal the heart of a guy who loves the arts? Give him the chance to heal the broken heart of a child through Save the Children’s Healing and Education through the Arts (HEART) program ($30).
  • Got an aunt who’s an animal aficionado? Gift a goat in her name to lift a family out of the cycle of poverty ($50).

Items listed in Save the Children’s gift catalog, including those above, represent current Save the Children programs, and donations for gifts go to its many programs and not necessarily to a specific project. This enables Save the Children to combine gifts with other donations to provide tangible solutions that help create real and lasting change for children in need. To see the complete list of giving opportunities at every price point and find the perfect item to suit everyone’s tastes, go to SavetheChildren.org/gifts.

Save the Children has teamed up again with IKEA this holiday season to offer cuddly, huggable and washable IKEA Soft Toys and give the gift of education to millions of kids. For every IKEA Soft Toy or children's book you buy from November 1 through December 24, the IKEA Foundation will donate one euro (approximately $1.35 US dollar)* to partners Save the Children and UNICEF to educate underpriviledged children in 20 countries. To date, the IKEA Soft Toy for Education campaign has impacted 8 million children in 40 developing countries.

Save the Children is the leading, independent organization that creates lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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