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Product and Service Donations: Gifts-in-Kind
Save the Children defines a Gift-in-Kind as a non-cash donation of a good or service. Save the Children accepts Gifts-in-Kind that support the fulfillment of its development and humanitarian assistance goals.
Whether it involves donating hygiene kits, shelter materials and air transportation in times of acute emergency, or donating vitamins, school supplies and business consultants for our ongoing development programs, our diverse Gift-in-Kind partnerships make a unique impact on communities around the world. There are limitless ways for organizations to engage their products and employees in innovative programs to make a lasting, measurable impact. Here are a few examples:
Vitamin Angels: In 2007, Vitamin Angels and Save the Children began a multi-year partnership to increase the availability, access, and use of Vitamin A, in conjunction with de-worming pharmaceuticals, by children and mothers in need around the world. Vitamin Angels has donated millions of doses of Vitamin A and Albendazole to Save the Children, who distributes to children in communities in more than 10 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. This partnership combines Vitamin Angels unique ability to supply vital micronutrients and Save the Children’s capacity to deliver these treatments in our health and nutrition programs around the world. Together, Vitamin Angels and Save the Children are helping children live healthier, more productive lives. Visit the Vitamin Angels Web Site
Boston Consulting Group: The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a major pro bono partner for Save the Children. Our global relationship, in place for almost 20 years, enables consultants to dedicate their time and expertise to work with us on a number of international and national projects. Our partnership allows the BCG team to apply skills normally associated with business consultancy to a different goal — improving the way we create change for children. In 2010, BCG consultants provided invaluable analysis and support during our response to the earthquake in Haiti and flooding in Pakistan. Visit the BCG Web Site
AmeriCares: For many years AmeriCares and Save the Children have worked together to deliver millions of dollars worth of medicines, medical supplies and aid to those in need around the world. AmeriCares has donated medical products to Save the Children responses to some of the worst humanitarian crises in recent years, including the Haiti Earthquake and Pakistan Floods in 2010, the devastating conflicts in Darfur, and many others. AmeriCares assembles product donations from the private sector and sends the aid via airlift or ocean cargo to health programs around the world. Save the Children integrates these products into our ongoing health programs and emergency responses. Together, AmeriCares and Save the Children are committed to improving health and saving lives. Visit the AmeriCares Web Site
Scholastic: The global children’s publishing, education and media company, Scholastic, has teamed with Save the Children to deliver a quality education through children’s book donations. Since 2001, Scholastic Book Clubs ClassroomsCare program, a school-based initiative that teaches children about the meaning and rewards of reading and giving, has donated more than 2.5 million books to Save the Children’s U.S. literacy initiative. For nearly 90 years Scholastic has created quality products and services that educate, entertain and motivate children and are designed to help enlarge their understanding of the world around them. Visit the Scholastic Book Clubs Web Site
GlaxoSmithKline: Save the Children and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) partner through PULSE, a global employee volunteering program in which high-performing employees volunteer their professional expertise. Thanks to GSK, PULSE volunteers are seconded to Save the Children offices in different communities around the world for months at a time and contribute their skills and experience to advance Save the Children’s mission. GSK employees have worked in Save the Children offices from the U.S. to Vietnam to Bolivia. GSK is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies whose global mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. GSK’s community partnerships focus on improving health and education for under-served communities throughout the world. By donating the talents of their employees GSK is helping Save the Children find new solutions to problems facing children and families around the world. Visit the GlaxoSmithKline Web Site
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