$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 $9 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.
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.
Save the Children was one of the first nonprofit organizations to surpass one million followers on Facebook. Since then, Save the Children and Meta have partnered together around the world since 2011, collaborating to amplify global campaigns and test new products and innovations such as Workplace, Instagram donation stickers, Facebook donate buttons, Facebook/Instagram fundraisers, and most recently, the Meta Avatars Store.
In 2014, Meta became a flagship emergency response partner during the Ebola outbreak, and since then has promoted Save the Children’s emergency responses to Facebook users, raising over $5M in consumer donations. Additionally, Meta has supported emergencies such as Myanmar floods, Hurricanes Maria, Harvey and Irma in the U.S., Vietnam and Cambodia floods, and most recently the Ukraine crisis.
Our partnership continues to focus on the most innovative and impactful opportunities to meet the needs of children while engaging Meta consumers.
- ·Meta supported Save the Children’s #SaveWithStories campaign through cash and gift-in-kind donations, in addition to a story read by Sheryl Sandberg.
- During the onset on the COVID-19 pandemic, Meta supported Save the Children in the global rollout of a COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Social and Behavior Change Communication campaign dubbed ‘This is Our Shot’. The campaign targeted 18 to 64-year-olds in 30 countries with some of the lowest vaccination rates in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, reaching more than 150 million people using a variety of ads on several of Meta’s platforms.
- In response to the Ukraine war, Save the Children collaborated with Meta in an Instagram social solidarity campaign where we created an Augmented Reality (AR) filter campaign named Flowers for Children.
Further, Meta has supported Save the Children in various digital literacy initiatives including a data analysis professional training program for our staff to build their geodata data skills and a certificate course on Digital Media for Health Outcomes in partnership with Yale University, and a grant to support a Data Science certification global curriculum.
Good360 and Save the Children have partnered since 2017 to deliver millions of essential products to children and families in rural America living in poverty. Together, we are committed to breaking down the barriers that stand between rural children and a bright future – every day and in times of crisis. In emergency settings such as Hurricane Ida and the Afghan Refugee Crisis, Good360 helped Save the Children fulfill immediate needs for families in crisis, by providing hygiene products, clothing, diapers and baby gear. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Good360 provided PPE, hand sanitizer, play kits for children at home when schools were closed and other essentials to help families get by during lockdown. In Save the Children’s development work, our partnership with Good360 is a core element of the way we serve children in rural America, providing everything from school supplies to toys and books. Additionally, Good360 is a sponsor of Save the Children’s 100 Days of Reading campaign, which supports kids in the U.S. with key resources to keep them learning.
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.
Mars Wrigley Foundation
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. Together, we have reached 2.4 million children, parents, teachers and oral health workers, and have delivered over 500,000 oral health services in 6 countries.
As we celebrate 10 years of partnership in 2021, we continue our work together to elevate the importance of oral health for millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys – enabling children to stay in schools and reach their educational potential. 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.
Save the Children remains grateful for the Mars Wrigley Foundation’s generous support, and for their dedication to the cause of providing underserved children with vital oral health services. Our partnership is helping schoolchildren 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 have partnered since 2005 – and continue to work together to improve the lives of children around the world. With nearly $21 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. Now through October 1, Mattel’s PLAY IT FORWARD campaign is investing in our next generation by donating a portion of the retail price for purchases of select Barbie®, Matchbox® and Little People® items at Target stores or Target.com.
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 Inc.
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.
Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House and Save the Children share a vision for nurturing the next generation of readers and advancing literary around the world – and value the role that early education plays in ensuring even the most marginalized children have the opportunity to learn. Since 2014 – they have donated more than one million books to children and families in both of Save the Children’s U.S. and global education programs and have supported many of its emergency response efforts. Additionally, Penguin Random House and its divisions partner on many cause marketing initiatives, including National Readathon Day and the "Read A Story, Change Their Story - 100 Days of Reading” initiative.
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The PepsiCo Foundation generously supported our program to address food insecurity in Mexico and Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. In Mexico, with the support of the PepsiCo Foundation we provided 3.6 million meals to 50,000 households in 7 states of the country. Thanks to their timely action, we were able to raise $1.2 million of catalyzed funds from other partners. Click here to see our work in action.
We have also been collaborating with the Frito-Lay Foundation in Latin America on nutrition education, school-based water and sanitation, and food security programming in Mexico. In addition, PepsiCo employees around the world provided funds to Save the Children through their employee matching gift programs.
In the past PepsiCo has also contributed to our child-focused emergency work in Japan, and Haiti following major natural disasters, and helped us respond to a hunger emergency in the Horn of Africa. In 2010, The PepsiCo Foundation collaborated 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.
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. The project aimed 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 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.
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, more than thirty Pfizer colleagues have been in individual fellowship and team-based pro-bono projects with Save the Children in nine countries across Africa, Asia, and the US.
The Pfizer Foundation has also supported Save the Children in times of crisis, most recently in our response to the Ukraine crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as 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.
The PVH Foundation
PVH Corp. and the PVH Foundation have 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 Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger are encouraged to donate 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.
The PVH Foundation 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, the PVH Foundation expanded their partnership with Save the Children to Ethiopia in an initiative to focus on education and job training for youths and in 2019, the PVH Foundation and Save the Children announced a three-year $3 million global grant extension to continue funding early childhood education and youth employability programming. Save the Children is extremely grateful for all of the support we have received from the PVH Foundation and 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 and learning materials to Save the Children’s response work for Hurricane Harvey in Texas in 2017, Hurricane Florence in North Carolina in 2018, and Save the Children’s U.S. COVID-19 response. In 2021, and again in 2022, we were proud to be chosen as their philanthropic partner for their annual Summer Reading campaign. Scholastic CEO (and Save the Children's Changemaker for Children) Dick Robinson'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 35 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.
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