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Save the Children: Pathing the Way for a Better Future

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By: burgundy bug

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Source: Save the Children

Save the Children is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young ones all around the globe.

A Bit of Context…

“We were founded by women in 1919,” said Lauren, a young woman working for Save the Children in Philadelphia, Pa. “So we’re turning 100 this year.” Lauren posed and flashed a smile.

The organization participates in national as well as international programs that are geared towards advocacy, education, protection, fighting hunger, and emergency response.

Through their website, you can donate, sponsor a child, and keep up with the latest issues affecting children throughout the world. Their news outlet keeps you in the loop with the latest petitions you can sign. It only takes a few names to make a difference, after all.

Of course, proceeds from their gift catalog also goes toward saving the children, according to their FAQ.

“By selecting a gift through this catalog, you are making a donation to Save the Children,” Save the Children writes. “Each gift in this catalog is representative of resources, services or support provided by Save the Children to a program area in which we work, and may change due to environmental, programmatic and economic considerations.”

“Your donations will be used to provide assistance where it is needed most within that program area or to address similar need.”

Save the Children (FAQ)

Bug’s Two Cents

I was headed towards the subway after enjoying an afternoon read in Rittenhouse Square in the presence of an unexpected sun shower. A musical ensemble was bringing their roar to a halt, getting ready to leave, as well.

“You look like Rosie the Riveter,” Lauren said, effectively grabbing my attention. “How did you put your outfit together?”

“You look like Rosie the Riveter”

Source: Look: Lunch in the City (6/2/19) | Penelope Peru Photography p3

We exchanged a few words about our recent grapples with fashion amidst this suddenly summery weather before Lauren told me about Save the Children and all of the wonderful work they’ve been up to in the last century.

Motivated by my new friend, I decided to scope the organization out and found myself moved by their cause. I had to spread the word.

Whether you make a donation, sign a petition – or both, every dollar and signature counts. Save the Children will use your contribution to make a difference where it matters in a child’s life.

I encourage you to check out their website, as well. Get educated, stay informed, spread the awareness.

Together, we can get one step closer to saving the children and pathe the way for a better future.

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A cynical optimist and mad scientist undercover, burgundy bug is the editor, graphic designer, webmaster, social media manager, and primary photographer for The Burgundy Zine. Entangled in a web of curiosity, burgundy bug’s work embodies a wide variety of topics including: neuroscience, psychology, ecology, biology, cannabis, reviews, fashion, entertainment, and politics. You can learn more about working with burgundy bug by visiting her portfolio website: burgundybug.com

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