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Responding to Emergency Needs
Since 2005, DreamWorks has partnered with Save the Children in emergency response situations, supporting vital programs that help build stronger, more resilient communities and save children's lives. Whether responding to the earthquake in Haiti or to the Oklahoma tornadoes, DreamWorks has encouraged its employees to take action, helping ensure that Save the Children can help protect and provide lifesaving relief to children without delay.
In May of 2013, when Oklahoma was devastated by multiple tornadoes, DreamWorks once again mobilized its employees. The studio organized a donation collection and matched employees' contributions to Oklahoma Tornadoes Children in Emergency Fund, which supports the ongoing and urgent needs resulting from the disaster. DreamWorks has since proven to be Save the Children's largest corporate workplace giving donor, contributing nearly $45,000 for Oklahoma relief efforts.
DreamWorks shares Save the Children's commitment to children's survival and well-being. We recognize the exceptional demonstration of humanitarian leadership of employees and corporate leadership of the studio. Thanks to their generosity, Save the Children has reached over 5,200 people, including 2,073 children through relief and recovery efforts.
About Save the Children's Approach to Emergency Response
In line with its core mission — to deliver immediate and lasting improvements to children's lives worldwide — Save the Children is committed to responding to emergencies that threaten children's lives.
Save the Children works to break the cycle of poverty and improve the lives of children by ensuring they have the resources they need — access to a quality education, healthy foods and opportunities to grow and develop in a nurturing environment. When disasters like hurricanes and wildfires strike, Save the Children is among the first on the ground ensuring the needs of children are being met.
Save the Children knows that after a disaster like the Oklahoma tornadoes, children need emotional support. As families rebuild their lives, Save the Children is providing support for children and their caregivers, helping child care programs become fully operational again; and working to improve the ability of Oklahoma—and the U.S. in general—to better protect children when disasters strike.
Save the Children's early childhood education, literacy, physical activity and nutrition, and emergency response programs reached more than 185,000 children and families in the United States last year alone. For more information, visit www.savethechildren.org/usa.
DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. The company has theatrically released a total of 25 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and Puss in Boots.
At the heart of DreamWorks Animation is the desire to tell great stories and inspire audiences. DreamWorks's company culture not only encourages employees to create but also to innovate and, ultimately, to have fun!
DreamWorks Studios is based in Glendale, California, where its 2,400 employees create computer-animated, family friendly films, all of which are produced in 3D. The Company's theatrical releases for 2013 are The Croods on March 22, and Turbo on July 17. To learn more about DreamWorks, visit www.dreamworksanimation.com.