The Noerr Programs Surpasses $1 Million in Donations for Save the Children’s U.S. Programs

Guests of Santa at The Noerr Programs Photo Experience share generosity of the season, reaching a major milestone in 5-year partnership with Save the Children

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Children in Save the Children's literacy program at a school in San Bernardino County, California recently had a special visit from Santa, who read a story and distributed gift bags full of books and other holiday treats. Photo credit: Robert Najera

 

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WASHINGTON (Dec. 11, 2015)— Save the Children today thanked The Noerr Programs, national operators of the Santa and Bunny Photo Experience, for surpassing $1 million in fundraising for its U.S. Programs.

Since 2011, Noerr has collected donations at its photo experiences around the country in support of Save the Children’s early childhood education, literacy, health and emergency preparedness programs in the United States. One guest and one act of giving at a time, those donations have now added up to exceed $1 million this holiday season.

"We're thrilled by the success of our partnership with Noerr. They have inspired the generosity of families across the county to help us reach our nation’s most underserved children," said Natalie Vega O’Neil, Save the Children's Acting Vice President for U.S. Programs. "Thanks to Noerr and their guests, many more children will have the chance to reach their full potential."

Save the Children's domestic programs strive to ensure that children in need are ready to succeed by the time they begin school, to thrive academically and developmentally, and to lead healthy and active lives. The programs include providing books and home visits to pregnant women and families of young children as well as literacy and afterschool programs in isolated, high-poverty communities around the country.

In addition to financial support for these programs, Noerr has brought Santa and The Bunny to brighten spirits of rural children. These special guests delivered gifts and messages about the importance of reading to Save the Children program sites in Tennessee, Colorado, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, New York, Washington D.C. and California.

"Today, one in five U.S. children live in poverty," said Judy Noerr, CEO and founder of The Noerr Programs. "That's 15.5 million children who simply do not get a fair chance at a bright future because they lack access to the quality education and well-being resources so many take for granted."

Through Christmas Eve, guests can make the future brighter for U.S. children in need by making a donation to Save the Children when visiting a Noerr Santa Photo Experience at more than 270 venues. To find a Noerr Santa Photo Experience, visit www.NoerrPrograms.com/locations.

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.

About The Noerr Programs

From headquarters in scenic Colorado, The Noerr Programs provides turn-key digital event imaging and marketing services including The Santa Photo Experience for shopping centers, retailers and the legendary Shops at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Celebrating 27 years in business, every Noerr cast member invests their heart, soul and experience into representing the spirit and essence of the season, building lasting connections with guests through Noerr's innovative marketing, social media and altruistic platforms. www.NoerrPrograms.com.

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