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Thank you so much for considering Save the Children as a charity of choice! We hope we can provide you with all the information you need.
Freqently Asked Questions
Absolutely! We thank you for taking an active interest in helping children in the U.S. and around the world to survive and thrive. We have tons of great fundraising ideas on our website, along with the videos, images and other resources that you'll need to promote your event. If you need more help, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! By visiting www.savethechildren.org/diy, you can create your own personal fundraising page where you can reach out to friends and family to support you in your fundraising efforts. Through your page you can send messages to Facebook friends, Twitter followers or email contacts, and you can even create a friendly URL to direct people to your page. If you need help setting up your page or need more information, please email email@example.com.
We're always inspired when people generously want to share their special day with us. Find the many ways that you can give to save the children www.savethechildren.org/celebrate.
Yes, absolutely! Our website has tons of great ideas for fundraisers at www.savethechildren.org/fundraise, but you can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have more questions.
As highly rated charity, Save the Children tries to put the absolute most of its donors' money right back into its programs--89 percent! As a result, we don't actually have promotional print materials that we are able to send out to individuals for each fundraising effort. We ask our donors to understand our interest in being fiscally responsible and that they create their own promotional materials. We have tons of stuff on our website that you can use--photos, videos, information. We can supply our logos to you as well. Please email email@example.com to get permission to use our files, or for other questions you might have.
While we sincerely appreciate your support and would love to help promote every event that our generous fundraisers host for us, unfortunately at this time we don't have the available staff resources or capacity to be able to promote every event. What we would recommend is tagging @SaveTheChildren in your Twitter posts, or liking us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SavetheChildren) and we will retweet/repost if we're able to.
We would be happy to provide you with some fundraising ideas and resources that you might need to get an event started and to promote it. Unfortunately we don't have the staffing capacity to co-host, promote or attend every event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unable to get the support you need from our online resources (www.savethechildren.org/fundraise).
No one knows when the next earthquake, flood or tsunami will strike. But we do know children are severely affected by natural disasters. They also suffer greatly during conflict, drought and disease outbreaks. In 2012, we helped more than 9 million children through our emergency response programs.
That's why Save the Children is prepared to help protect vulnerable boys and girls during disasters and their aftermath. We also support children's needs throughout ongoing, complex emergencies.
On any given day, Save the Children's disaster relief experts can be found responding to the needs of children during these challenging times, providing essential food, safety, comfort and lifesaving care.
Help us prepare for emergencies around the world by contributing to our Children's Emergency Fund.
Unfortunately, with very few exceptions, we are unable to accept gifts like toys, clothing, material goods, even food or water at this time. We have discovered that it is much more useful and cost-effective for the people working within our agency and on the ground in an area to purchase/obtain needed items — they know what is needed, they know where it is needed, they know the regulations in each specific area, and they know how best to distribute everything.
During times and areas of crisis, it is also imperative that we control the condition of the items both during shipping and distribution so that we can control any health or sanitation issues as best as possible. Finally, variations in the same items, such as different types of toys, backpacks, clothing, even food and water, can create perceptions of inequity among the population which can escalate into a security concern during distribution.
However, by adding to our financial resources, you enable us to respond appropriately, effectively and efficiently and get the items that are needed most. If you would like help coming up with some fundraising ideas, we've got great ones to share with you on our website, so feel free to explore!
Unfortunately we don't have the capacity to set up PayPal accounts for every individual fundraiser. The best way to make a payment online is either directly through our site, or to set up your own fundraising page at www.savethechildren.org/diy
W-9 and our EIN/tax-exempt status forms are located HERE.
Checks can be made out to "Save the Children" and sent to:
Save the Children
501 Kings Highway East, Suite 400
Fairfield, CT 06825-4867
Anyone who submits a check or credit card donation directly to Save the Children will receive a tax receipt and a letter of acknowledgment.
If you need a specialized receipt or if you have questions about the status of yours, please email us at email@example.com.
We are always so inspired when students take an active interest the needs of other children. We encourage groups of all ages to join our community of clubs across the nation. Through your club you can earn service hours, win prizes for fundraising efforts and really make a difference! If you'd like to start one at your school, email firstname.lastname@example.org or find a group near you: www.savethechildren.org/clubs.
We will try to connect you with someone on our staff who works in that particular program area, however at this time we have very limited resources to be able to personally respond to each student. We have a lot of great resources on our website which you will definitely find useful. Use the search bar to enter your subject area and you should be able to find everything that you need. For more information, email email@example.com.
While we can't always arrange to have a speaker appear in person, sometimes we are able to arrange Skype calls with people from our agency. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, to find out whether we can arrange for a speaker for your school.
Thank you for considering Save the Children as your charity of choice! We're honored that you have chosen to donate a portion of the proceeds of your business to us. First you will need to talk to Beatriz Narbon (email@example.com) in our corporate department to set up an agreement and she can give you any other information that you will need.
We appreciate that you have considered Save the Children as your charity of choice! Thank you for using your voice to raise awareness about the needs of children in the U.S. and around the world. Unfortunately at this time we don't have the staffing capacity, financial resources or online real estate to sponsor or promote every individual artist's work or to partner on hosting events. However, if you would like more information on how your work can benefit Save the Children, please contact our media team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit www.savethechildren.org/sponsor to learn how you can get started!
At this time volunteer opportunities in the field are very limited. Because we work with some of the most vulnerable members of society — children — visits to the field aren't always possible. We do offer volunteer opportunities in our Westport and Washington, D.C., headquarters. Find out more information.
However, the best way that you can help contribute to our work is to become a fundraiser. For ideas on how to get started, visit www.savethechildren.org/fundraise.