#Givember Offers Fun, Meaningful Ways to Celebrate the Season of Giving

In Save the Children’s Gifts of Joy catalog online, you can give a goat this holiday season to help keep children healthy. Goats provide nourishing, protein-rich dairy to satisfy hungry children, while baby goats can be sold to help pay for essentials like school and medicine. Photo by Gary Dowd for Save the Children.

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Nov. 2, 2015) — It's not November or December at Save the Children, but #Givember – a time to spread holiday cheer and give back to kids in need in the United States and around the globe.

#Givember extends the spirit of #GivingTuesday (Dec. 1) – a global day designed to celebrate generosity and give back – throughout November and December, and Save the Children has a number of fun and engaging ways to make positive changes for children and families during this holiday season. These include a T-shirt promotion inspired by a Grammy-winning singer, a Gifts of Joy catalog offering numerous symbolic gifts to transform children's lives, and a chance to pledge to game, stream or vlog to initiate fundraising for kids, among other giving opportunities.

"This year, we wanted to sustain the energy and compassion of #GivingTuesday beyond one day, offering many meaningful activities and gift choices for people to help make this world a better place for kids," said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children. "We look forward to achieving our biggest giving season ever."

Ways You Can Give in #Givember

Share a “Heart” T-shirt to help kids in crises: Grammy Award-winning artist Enrique Iglesias has teamed up with Save the Children to launch a T-shirt promotion to raise funds to help kids in crises.A new "heart" T-shirt is available for purchase online at www.enriqueiglesias.com/ and at select concert venues.The design of the T-shirt is inspired by the heart Enrique drew on his bloodstained T-shirt after injuring his hand on a drone during his concert in Tijuana, Mexico this past May.

Shop 24/7 for kids: With Save the Children's 2015 online holiday gift catalog, Gifts of Joy, you can avoid the crowds and log on day or night to find the perfect symbolic gift that keeps on giving. For example, you can:


Give a goat to keep children healthy ($60): These four-legged friends provide nourishing, protein-rich dairy to satisfy hungry children, while baby goats can be sold to help pay for essentials like school and medicine.


Educate a girl ($75): Our programs can help support a young girl realize her dreams by providing books, learning materials and access to an education.


Stock a medical clinic and help save lives ($75): Supplies like stethoscopes, blood pressure meters, thermometers, measuring tapes, syringes, gauze and bandages help health workers address children's immediate needs in crises.

Game, stream or vlog: #GamingTuesday, which falls on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, was created by Save the Children as a fun and exciting initiative designed for gamers and streamers around the world to participate in #GivingTuesday and raise awareness and support for children in need. And you don’t need to be a gamer, steamer or vlogger to participate. Below are all the ways you can get involved:


Lend your time: Be a streamer and fundraise on your own online broadcast stream/channel; or be a vlogger and create a video about the event and share it on and/or before Dec. 1.


Lend your support: Be a partner and provide a cash contribution or in-kind gift to be used as donation premiums or in-stream rewards.

Lend your reach: Be a socializer and spread the word about the event before and on Dec. 1; or be an amplifier and re-stream/host the livestream broadcast on your channel. (The landing page of this global event will be hosted at SavetheChildren.org/GamingTuesday, which goes live Dec. 1).

Don your ugliest holiday sweater and run: Bring your family and friends and take part in an Ugly Sweater Run near you. The annual races are in 20 locations and Save the Children is the non-profit beneficiary in 2015.

This toy educates kids: The IKEA Soft Toys for Education campaign, a good cause partnership between the IKEA Foundation, UNICEF and Save the Children, donates 1 euro (approximately $1.11 U.S.)* for each IKEA soft toy or children’s book in November and December to UNICEF and Save the Children for children’s education projects.

Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We invest in childhood — every day, in times of crisis and for our future. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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