Tanzania was Save the Children’s first Africa field office. With a long-standing program throughout the country, the 2012 EDC efforts will support Save the Children Tanzania and their Kangaroo Mother Program in one of Arusha's hospitals. This program aims to reduce newborn mortality and improve the survival of pre-term low weight babies.
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. When disaster strikes around the world, Save the Children is there to save lives with food, medical care and education and remains to help communities rebuild through long-term recovery programs. As quickly and as effectively as Save the Children responds to tsunamis and civil conflict, it works to resolve the ongoing struggles children face every day — poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease — and replaces them with hope for the future.

Donation Levels/Impact for Save the Children:

  • $35 Clothes for a Newborn - Provides hats and socks for newborns.

  • $70 Provides Medical Supplies - Provides an assortment of needed feeding tubes and thermometers.

  • $200 Helps a Newborn Breathe - Provides one hand held breathing device to assist newborn struggling to breathe on their own.

  • $900 Keeps Newborns Warm - Provides two heaters to keep the newborns warm.

  • $4500 Supplies Bedding - Provides needed foldable beds, bedding and bed nets.

Total Raised: $5,005.80 Potential with GE Matching Funds: $10,011.60