SOURCE: Save the Children

November 24, 2008 12:45 ET

Save the Children's Holiday Gifts That Make Positive Change for Children

Save the Children Offers Meaningful Gifts in Every Price Range

WESTPORT, CT--(Marketwire - November 24, 2008) - Save the Children's new Imagine holiday gift catalog offers a variety of ways to make tight shopping budgets go even further by helping children in need in some of the poorest communities in the U.S. and around the world.

The gift selection, which includes such items as a newborn health care kit for mothers giving birth in the developing world ($25) to helping to educate a girl for the entire year ($58) is available online at www.savethechildren.org/gifts or in a printed version (call 1.800.728.3843).

Save the Children President and CEO Charlie MacCormack says each donation made supports a direct intervention in the areas where the organization works. "These gifts are not symbolic of what money can do to help children," says MacCormack. "The designated items in the catalog have been priced to cover the actual cost of delivering those specific services to the children and families who need them."

The catalog also offers a number of products that benefit the agency's programs to help children, including jewelry and decorative items handcrafted by artisans in the regions where Save the Children works. And music lovers will delight in the new CD/DVD set by Hollywood's hottest music group, BandFromTV, featuring award-winning actor Hugh Laurie (Fox Television's Dr. House) on the keyboards. Laurie, a long-time supporter of Save the Children, is donating his share of the sales of the "Hoggin' All The Covers" album to the humanitarian children's agency.

For more than 75 years, Save the Children has worked to make real and lasting change in the lives of children and families in need. Today, Save the Children's programs in health, education, economic opportunity and emergency response reach more than 60 million people in the United States and 50 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.savethechildren.org.