Save the Children Gears Up for Giving Tuesday

Save the Children Gears Up for Giving Tuesday

(Nov. 27) Offers Fun, Meaningful Ways to Celebrate the Season of Giving

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Goats are one of the many items in Save the Children’s Holiday Gift Catalog.

Goats are one of the many items in Save the Children’s Holiday Gift Catalog.

WESTPORT, Conn., (Nov. 20, 2012) – Gobble up lots of turkey and get energized to join Save the Children, the world's leading independent organization for children, in its biggest charity holiday fundraising effort yet. On November 27, Save the Children will partner in the first-ever GivingTuesday, a day designed to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season by maximizing the power of social media.

"Giving Tuesday is an exciting collaboration among leading charities like Save the Children to celebrate America’s generosity," said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children. "As part of this effort, we are proud to offer an array of fun and meaningful ways for donors to spread holiday cheer to children in need in the U.S. and across the globe. We look forward to achieving our biggest giving season ever."

Here are some holiday ideas from Save the Children on how individuals may honor loved ones on GivingTuesday and throughout this giving season while creating a better and brighter future for children in need:

Turn up the volume on children’s issues: Send your friends and family a download of OneRepublic’s newest hit single, Feel Again from iTunes. Use your iTunes application to purchase, and then select gift. For every download purchased, Save the Children receives a portion of the proceeds.

Meet Your Match: A generous donor will match every dollar donated to Save the Children on or before December 31st up to $500,000 – so your gift will go twice as far!

Shop 24/7: With Save the Children’s 2012 online Holiday Gift Catalog* you can avoid the crowds and log on day or night to find the perfect gift that keeps on giving. For example, you can help:

  • Fill the Gap ($19) by giving an artisan bracelet, handmade and fairly-traded in Nepal and help address the most urgent unmet needs of children and families in the U.S. and across the globe.
  • Curb obesity ($35) in the U.S.: by providing children living in poor rural areas with healthy snacks in after-school and summer programs and help children develop healthy eating habits that benefit them now and into adulthood.
  • Support a Family’s Future ($50) by giving a goat, which provides the two-fold benefit of generating income and supplying protein-rich food and dairy for children’s diets.
  • Educate a Girl ($70) by providing books and learning materials to help keep a girl in school.

Kick off your holiday shopping: Purchase a One World Futbol -- the virtually-indestructible ball that never goes flat, never needs a pump -- on www.oneworldfutbol.com/holidaygiftgiving and One World Futbol Project will donate a ball to Save the Children. This new campaign supports the domestic and international programs of Save the Children that use sport and play to benefit children most in need.

On the Run? Help improve a child’s life from the palm of your hand. Simply text SAVE to 20222 to donate $10 to Save the Children.

For more information about Giving Tuesday, follow #GivingTuesday on Twitter or visit GivingTuesday.org. To learn more about Save the Children’s gift giving opportunities, visit SavetheChildren.org.

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.

*Items listed in the gift catalog, 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.

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