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2014-09-03 08:29:04

On International Literacy Day, Save The Children Will Team Up With Artist Ambassador Jennifer Garner And Other Celebrities To Host A Word-a-thon In Support Of Early Learning For All WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On International Literacy Day on Sept. 8, Save the Children will join forces with actor and artist ambassador Jennifer Garner and other stars to host a day-long virtual word-a-thon and bring attention to the poverty-induced early learning gap. The event is part of...

2014-09-03 08:24:34

Save the Children's 2014 Disaster Report Card Finds Glaring Gaps in Emergency Preparedness FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Save the Children's 2014 Disaster Report Card finds that 21 states still lack emergency plan requirements for schools and child care providers. At the same time, more than two-thirds of parents of minor children enrolled in child care or school in those states (69 percent) mistakenly assume protections are in place, according to a new national...

2014-09-02 08:23:34

U.S. Parents Spent Five Times the Energy on Back-to-School as Emergency Planning,Save the Children's 2014 Disaster Report Card Finds FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, 74 percent of parents with children in school or child care believe the federal government is not very prepared to protect their children from disaster. Yet the average parent spent only one hour on family emergency planning over the past year--and many spent no time at all, Save...

2014-08-27 12:31:21

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Save the Children welcomes with relief the much-needed ceasefire agreement between the Israeli government and Palestinian representatives. We hope this will be sustained and ensure the well-being of children in Gaza and Israel. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140827/140606 Over the last seven weeks, an average of 12 children were killed and 77 were injured every day -- 25 of whom were left with permanent disabilities. On a...

2014-08-06 20:23:39

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Save the Children Action Network welcomes the commitment by the Obama administration to save the lives of 8 million children and 350,000 mothers by 2020, and to "Accelerate Action in Africa" to end preventable maternal and child deaths. The U.S. Africa Summit concluded in Washington, D.C., today with a pledge by the U.S. to work with African nations on these key deliverables. "This is a promising first step for the survival of moms and their...

2014-08-06 12:29:26

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a month into the military offensive in Gaza, far too many children have fallen victim to violence, with more than 375 killed and 2,700 injured. In the midst of a 72-hour ceasefire, Save the Children is calling on all parties to focus on the needs of the most vulnerable population. "Save the Children does not choose sides in conflicts - we choose children," said Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children....

2014-07-01 12:27:59

SLOUGH, England, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GBP240,0000 funds raised for Save the Children In its tenth consecutive year, RB, the leading global health and hygiene company and makers of products such as Nurofen and Dettol, have generated GBP240,000 in support of Save the Children, from the RB Charity Golf Day fundraiser event held in Wentworth, Surrey. This is the largest fundraising sum that has been raised at the annual event since it started in...

2014-06-18 12:29:57

FAIRFIELD, Conn., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Save the Children announced today a new global philanthropic community called the "Simon Society," named after Emmy Award-winning co-creator of "The Simpsons" and long-time children's benefactor, Sam Simon. "Sam is incredibly compassionate and caring about children," said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children. "In his own understated way, he has made a world of difference for many children over the years through his...

2014-05-27 08:29:56

WESTPORT, Conn., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Save the Children, the world's top independent charity for children, is excited to partner with RB, maker of Mucinex(®), MegaRed(®) and Lysol(®), to raise funds and awareness for the organization. On May 31, more than 220 employees from RB will participate in the Ride to Montauk, raising more than $100,000 for Save the Children. "RB is one of our top global supporters and has always found creative ways to get their colleagues engaged,"...

2014-05-13 08:27:34

American Icon Named Ambassador for Save the Children's Get Ready Get Safe Initiative WESTPORT, Conn., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lassie, beloved American icon for generations, is taking on a new role to protect U.S. children from disaster as ambassador for Save the Children's Get Ready Get Safe initiative, the nonprofit organization announced today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140513/86918 "We're thrilled that Lassie is joining the team. Who better to show...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'