$5 Million and Above Lifetime Giving
All across the globe, children are dying from preventable causes, missing out on education due to poverty or gender, suffering from violence, exploitation and neglect and are vulnerable in times of crisis. In every corner of the world, children need a strong voice to stand up for them, work on their behalf and make their lives better.
Save the Children partners with local schools and communities to provide early education, school readiness and school-age literacy programs for children living in rural poverty across the United States.
American Girl supports Save the Children’s literacy program each year with a significant book donation. To date, American Girl has contributed more than $5 million in books and cash to help the organization develop students’ reading skills, and provide kids with the guidance and support they need to grow as readers.
Chevron and Save the Children are partnering to provide psychosocial support to 50,000 children affected by Hurricane Harvey that devastated the Houston region in late 2017. Journey of Hope is a child-informed and age-specific psychosocial program that draws on children’s strengths to support their resilience, while helping them understand their feelings. The program is also designed to build the resiliency of caregivers, giving them an outlet to process their emotions.
Chevron joined forces with Save the Children to help restore childcare centers in hard-hit areas of Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Chevron and Save the Children also partnered to provide disaster response programs following the 2010 monsoon flooding in Pakistan, 2009 Typhoon Ketsana in the Philippines, 2008 Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, as well as the 2008 hurricanes Gustav and Ike in the U.S.
Chevron is currently partnering with Save the Children in Bangladesh on a nationally recognized basic non-formal education program and has supported micro-enterprise programs in Vietnam, immunization programs in China, and provided basic necessities to Syrian refugee children in Iraq.
We salute the creative ways in which Disney works to make a lasting difference in children’s lives. In 2016, we were pleased to be included in Marvel Studios: Hero Acts, a charitable program focused on bringing help and hope to kids around the world. Fans were invited to post photos to unlock donations for Save the Children. Donations helped provide much-needed educational programs for nearly 123,000 children in Nepal, Haiti and the U.S. In 2018, we partnered once again when Marvel Studios took on New York Fashion Week with “Black Panther: Welcome to Wakanda,” a celebration of fashion featuring 10 designers who contributed pieces inspired by the Marvel film. Labels including Chromat, Cushnie et Ochs, LaQuan Smith, Ikiré Jones, Sophie Theallet and TOME participated with custom-made looks which were auctioned off through Charity Buzz to raise funds for Save the Children.
In collaboration with Save the Children, The Walt Disney Company has made significant commitments to emergency preparedness, response and recovery efforts throughout the world. Together, we have engaged children to work on disaster preparedness plans with their families in places like China, Peru and India using a co-developed Emergency Preparedness Activity Book. Disney characters – combined with Save the Children emergency tools and tips – help get lifesaving information into the hands of children.
During response and recovery efforts, Disney’s support enabled us to respond faster by prepositioning supplies to bring relief to affected families. We worked together to create PSAs to help get information out to the public and engage them in supporting our efforts. Additionally, Disney has made generous contributions to several global emergencies including the 2010 Earthquake and 2016 Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, Hurricane Sandy in the eastern U.S., Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and the Nepal Earthquakes. In 2017, Disney supported our response to Hurricane Irma in Florida, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and the earthquake in central Mexico.
Since 2005, ExxonMobil has supported Save the Children’s humanitarian response and community development initiatives within Angola, Iraq and Indonesia. In recent years, The ExxonMobil Foundation has invested in providing quality education and learning opportunities for underserved populations in Egypt. Our partnership focuses on improving literacy and life skills to enable women and girls to become catalysts for economic development.
Facebook’s collaboration with Save the Children has made an immeasurable impact on our emergency response for many years. In 2014, we worked with Facebook to launch a global campaign to help children and families affected by the Ebola outbreak. Through this effort, Facebook users were prompted to learn more about the Ebola epidemic, take action and donate. More than 50,000 Facebook users around the world supported the response effort at a critical time when lives were at risk in affected West Africa nations.
During the 2015 monsoon flooding in Myanmar, Save the Children worked with Facebook to launch a regionally targeted campaign after the national government appealed to the global community for aid. This targeted call-to-action raised nearly $1 million in less than a week and provided urgently needed funds for this disaster. In 2015, Save the Children was proud to present Facebook with an award for their leadership commitment during times of crisis.
In 2016, during #givingtuesday, Save the Children was a proud launch partner for Facebook’s new generation of cause and social impact tools and in 2017 Facebook was a critical partner in raising more than $2 million – including a $1 million match – for our response to Hurricanes Maria and Irma in the US.
Facebook also supported the launch of the “Global Emergency Response Coalition” in 2017 – a first-ever coalition of iNGO’s, including Save the Children – aiming to raise awareness and support for the famine in Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and neighboring countries.
In 2018, Save the Children and Facebook partnered to raise awareness and support during Hurricane Michael, raising over $1 million to aid impacted children and communities.
Save the Children and Google have worked together around the world for a number of years, and in total, Google has supported Save the Children with more than $5 million in donations to our child-centered humanitarian and development programs, with a strong focus on global emergency response. We have collaborated on multiple emergencies and have benefited from Google technology, such as Google Maps and Google Earth as well as customized solutions for responses, which benefitted all NGOs during the Nepal Earthquake and the European Refugee Crisis.
Notably, Google supported Save the Children’s response to the Ebola crisis through a public-facing 2:1 match campaign promoted on their Google search page in the U.S. Similarly, Google supported Save the Children’s response to the European Refugee crisis, with a public 1:1 match campaign alongside their other NGO partners.
Google supports Save the Children’s efforts to promote Internet safety among school-age children in Latin America. Plus, we’ve benefited from Google employee engagement through the company’s annual “Googleserve” activities, as well as pro-bono engineering support around the world. Google acts as an advisory member of Save the Children’s global Humanitarian Leadership Academy, which seeks to improve the emergency response capacity of domestic NGOs in targeted regions around the world.
In 2015, Save the Children presented Google with an award for their leadership commitment to supporting our work during times of crisis. In 2017, Google supported the launch of the “Global Emergency Response Coalition,” a first-ever coalition of iNGO’s including Save the Children, aiming to raise awareness and support for the famine in Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and neighboring countries.
In 2018, Google and Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik, (Save the Children’s office in Indonesia) partnered through a $1 million grant. Through this grant, we are implementing a national awareness campaign to ensure that schools are safe and children are better prepared for emergencies. Through this we are aiming to reach over half a million people.
The Mars Wrigley Foundation partners with Save the Children to improve children’s oral health with their generous support of our school health and nutrition programming worldwide. Since 2011, the Mars Wrigley Foundation has supported a holistic school health, oral health, and nutrition program that gives health training to thousands of teachers and improves access to dental services for children.
As the Mars Wrigley Foundation celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2017, we are proud to be one of its most strategic partners. Drawing on successful outcomes for children in 6 countries, today we are working in China, the Philippines and Vietnam to achieve long-term behavior change and improve oral health for children in the communities we serve. To date we have reached 1,075,075 children, parents, teachers and oral health workers, and have delivered 316,560 oral health services through our partnership. Our activities center around promoting child participation and leadership in schools, as well as strengthening schools, communities and government.
Save the Children remains grateful for the Mars Wrigley Foundation’s generous support, and for their dedication to the cause of underserved children. Our partnership is helping school children in some of the world’s poorest places improve their oral hygiene, reduce absenteeism and elevate the importance of oral health.
The Mattel Children’s Foundation and Save the Children first partnered in 2005, and we continue to work together to improve the lives of children in some of the poorest places in the world. With nearly $10 million in total giving, The Mattel Children's Foundation has supported our basic education and early childhood development programs in China, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Mexico and the U.S. Mattel also has a history of generously supporting Save the Children’s emergency responses and providing toys and games to children in our programs across the globe.
Merck is a major supporter of Save the Children's Newborn Child Survival program. With Merck’s help and generous funding, Save the Children is training 10,000 frontline health workers in Nepal to provide lifesaving maternal, newborn and child health services and practices to mothers and children. This will move us significantly closer to our global goal of training 500,000 frontline health workers, our commitment to the SDGs. Additionally, through this partnership, Save the Children and Merck will raise awareness of and commitment to reducing maternal and child mortality by communicating about the lifesaving role of frontline health workers around the world. These activities will increase and leverage awareness for our shared commitment to the critical need for frontline health worker trainings among international stakeholders, influential policy makers and the public.
MNI Targeted Media is honored to be a proud partner of Save the Children. Since 2010, MNI has donated PSA ad space in many of the country’s most popular magazine titles, including Real Simple, Food & Wine, Rachael Ray Every Day, Elle Décor, Sports Illustrated, Time and Money. Through these advertising pages, Save the Children has been able to share their ongoing commitment to improving the lives of children–in the United States and around the world–with nearly 180 million subscribers every year.
The PepsiCo Foundation has generously partnered on Save the Children’s child survival and well-being programs in India and Bangladesh. They also supported our child-focused emergency work in Japan, Pakistan and Haiti following major natural disasters, and helped us respond to a hunger emergency in West Africa. In 2010, the PepsiCo Foundation partnered with us in southeastern Kentucky to promote healthy lifestyles and good nutrition to over 5,000 children in rural counties that rank among Kentucky’s poorest. We then took the lessons learned from that success and replicated them across a broader portion of America through our Healthy Choices programming.
The Frito-Lay Foundation in Latin America supported nutrition education, school-based water and sanitation, and food security programming in Guatemala and Mexico. In addition, PepsiCo employees around the world provided funds to Save the Children through their employee matching gift programs.
Pfizer Inc. and The Pfizer Foundation are valuable partners that provide support to address critical global health challenges. Our partnership features multiple pillars of collaboration, including transformational grants, disaster relief efforts, employee engagement, and identifying and building on best practices.
In 2019, as part of Save the Children’s Centennial Commitment to End Childhood Pneumonia, The Pfizer Foundation announced a three-year commitment to address preventable causes of child mortality, like pneumonia, which still needlessly takes the lives of children every day. This project seeks to increase access to and improve the quality of immunization services for vulnerable populations, addressing unique challenges in both urban and rural communities in Kenya. This project is part of Pfizer’s broader commitment to fight infectious disease and create a world safer from infection.
Save the Children and The Pfizer Foundation also recently joined forces in Malawi to integrate family planning services at routine immunization clinics. By providing family planning services at locations where mothers were already bringing their children for routine immunizations, we were able to increase uptake of family planning and enable mothers to better care for themselves and their children. See a case study of this project here.
Pfizer and Save the Children have also partnered through Pfizer’s Global Health Fellows Program, that places Pfizer colleagues on skills-sharing assignments to help strengthen local health systems. Since 2012, twenty-seven Pfizer colleagues have served in individual fellowship and team-based pro-bono projects with Save the Children in eight countries across Africa and Asia.
The Pfizer Foundation has also supported Save the Children in times of crisis, providing emergency support following disasters such as Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe in 2019, and in Sulawesi, Indonesia following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. In addition, employees have participated in hands-on volunteering activities to assemble comfort packs to displaced children.
*The Pfizer Foundation is a charitable organization established by Pfizer Inc. It is a separate legal entity from Pfizer Inc. with distinct legal restrictions.
PVH Corp. has generously supported Save the Children’s work and mission since 2005 with nationwide, annual, in-store donation campaigns. Through its PVH Cares initiative, customers of PVH brand outlet stores like Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Izod and Van Heusen are encouraged to donate between $1 and $25 to the campaign when checking out at the store register. In recent years, this campaign has helped raise over $350,000 for Save the Children’s Early Education and Youth Employability programming. The in-store, at-register giving campaign runs in the spring and again in the fall.
PVH provides millions of dollars in program support to Save the Children’s Early Childhood Development work in the U.S., China, Bangladesh and India. In 2017, PVH expanded their partnership with Save the Children to Ethiopia in an initiative to focus on education and job training for youths. In 2019, PVH and Save the Children announced a three year $3 Million global grant extension to continue early childhood education and youth employability programming in the U.S., China, Bangladesh, India, and Ethiopia. Save the Children is extremely grateful for all of the support we have received from the PVH Brands over the years.
Scholastic and Save the Children have partnered for over 25 years to provide millions of books to children, both every day and in times of crisis. In the U.S., Scholastic donations have given the most underserved children access to quality and engaging books through our literacy and early childhood education programs, including Head Start, Early Steps for School Success, and in-school and after-school programs. In addition, Scholastic and its employees have supported Save the Children’s emergency response efforts around the world, including the 2010 Haitian earthquake, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and the floods in West Virginia in 2016. In recent years, Scholastic provided much needed books to Save the Children’s response work for Hurricane Harvey in Texas in 2017 and Hurricane Florence in North Carolina in 2018. Book donations from Scholastic are instrumental in Save the Children’s work to build early childhood literacy skills and encourage a community of learning, giving children the best chance for future success. And during our Centennial year, we are thrilled to honor Dick Robinson, CEO of Scholastic, as a Changemaker for Children. Dick’s tireless efforts to champion literacy and education and Scholastic’s generous support of Save the Children’s work have made a profound impact on children.
Save the Children and T.J.Maxx have worked together for more than 30 years improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in the United States. This unique partnership involves a nationwide, annual, in-store fundraising promotion during the back-to-school time period, as well as the sale of branded Save the Children merchandise and reusable shopping bags throughout the year. Merchandise features children’s artwork, and a portion of the proceeds goes directly to Save the Children. T.J.Maxx has been a supporter of Save the Children’s sponsorship programs, which allows employees to see firsthand the impact they make for children in the United States.
Since 2005, Toys“R”Us and the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund has raised more than $9 million to help educate and protect children in the United States and around the world.
In the wake of large-scale crises, Toys“R”Us has helped ensure the safety of children in shelters and supported their emotional recovery. With contributions of more than $4.3 million in products and monetary grants, Toys“R”Us focused its efforts on the youngest victims of natural disasters, such as the Gulf Coast and West Virginia floods, Hurricane Sandy, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the tsunami in Southeast Asia.
Our disaster response work with Toys“R”Us received a Corporate Recognition for Humanitarian Assistance honor from InterAction, a coalition of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations focused on the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.
In 2016, Toys“R”Us launched the #PlayWithPurpose campaign which emphasized the importance of play in building the foundations for reading and mathematical literacy. During the campaign, Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us customers were encouraged to donate at-register to support our early childhood development programs, bringing essential learning through play to children in need across the U.S. The partnership allowed the two organizations to team up and help kids by reaching out to moms and dads, through original content and compelling storytelling leveraged across digital, social, and in-store channels. In addition, Toys“R”Us worked with the Save the Children Early Childhood experts to deliver a play-based curriculum with new developmental toys to children in its Early Steps to School Success home-visitation program.
By now, we know the investment we make in children’s lives early on – even before they enter kindergarten – can have a dramatic impact on their ability to be successful academically and socially and well into their adult years. We are proud that together, Toys“R”Us and Save the Children are helping to ensure more families feel equipped to prepare their children for lifelong learning.
– Amy von Walter, EVP Global Communications and Public Relations, Toys“R”Us,Inc.
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