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Global partners

Meet our Global Partners who are making an impact in the lives of children.

Global partners

Our global partners work collaboratively with Save the Children offices around the world to help us address the needs of the most vulnerable children.

GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a science-led global healthcare company on a mission to help people do more, feel better and live longer.

Forming an ambitious global partnership in 2013, GSK and Save the Children set ourselves a goal of helping to save one million children’s lives. This partnership goes well beyond the traditional corporate/not-for-profit partnership fundraising model, combining GSK’s capabilities in research and development, supply chain, procurement and vaccines, with our expertise in working with the most vulnerable children.

Although we became global partners in 2013, GSK has supported our local education work since 2007, contributing more than $1.9 million to the work of Save the Children in Australia, including sponsoring the award-winning Mobile Youth Van (M.Y.van) program in New South Wales and Mobile Playscheme Early Childhood Care and Education program in Victoria. This funding also supports the Emergency Health Unit, a network of health teams established across the world, ready to deploy experts in the field to prepare for and respond to humanitarian disasters.

In 2016, GSK established a collaborative partnership between Save the Children and Deakin University, forming the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, which aims to transform leadership in the humanitarian system through collaborative integration of research, education, practice and innovation.

Bulgari

Save the Children’s relationship with luxury goods brand Bulgari shows how a commercially-focused partnership can bring great benefits to both organisations, and significantly improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

First partnering with Save the Children in 2009, Bulgari launched a campaign of unprecedented ambition and scope, in which part of the proceeds from the global sale of a Save the Children jewellery collection – custom designed by Bulgari – is donated to support our programming. The partnership has driven Bulgari sales, boosted brand awareness on both sides and raised more than US$50 million for one million beneficiaries globally.

In Australia, the partnership focuses on youth development via our M.Y.van programs, helping to support the most marginalised young people move from deprivation to success.

Bulgari is investing in the future of children worldwide, where natural disasters, conflict, marginalisation, disability and poverty hinder the right to education and a better future.

IKEA

Our global partner since 2003, IKEA launched its Let’s Play for Change campaign in November 2016, with Save the Children as one of its major partners. Let’s Play for Change builds on the success of previous IKEA good cause campaigns, which have raised more than AU$200 million since 2003. IKEA, with support from its employees and customers worldwide, will help us to prevent the unsafe migration of children in Ethiopia and Bangladesh by promoting protection, education and play for children on the move. To learn more about IKEA’s Let’s Play for Change campaign, click here.
In October 2016, we signed a new Global Humanitarian agreement with IKEA whereby Save the Children will access to up to AU$3.4 million within 72 hours of a Category 1 disaster – an extraordinary emergency affecting more than one million children and causing widespread destruction. With this funding, Save the Children will be able to quickly and efficiently help children and their families survive the unthinkable and begin to recover in the months that follow.

TOMS

TOMS operates a One for One™ model: for every pair of TOMS shoes purchased, a pair of new shoes is given to a child in need. TOMS and Save the Children have worked together internationally since 2011 when we developed a strategy that integrates new shoes as part of our larger health, nutrition, education and humanitarian response programs.

Most recently, TOMS have been providing footwear to many underprivileged children in Australia, giving them an opportunity to own their very own new pair of shoes. Through their relationship with the Australian Olympic Committee, TOMS have also been active in taking the lead and having Olympians visit some of our Australian programs throughout 2016.

Mondelēz International

Mondelēz International is one of the world’s largest snack companies. Core to their strategy is the belief that business growth is directly linked to people’s wellbeing, both individually and globally. Mondelēz International and its foundation’s partnership with Save the Children focuses on instilling lifelong healthy behaviours and the ability to make smart nutritional choices in children and families.

Domestically, the Mondelēz International Foundation supports programs designed to help children and families adopt life-long healthy habits. Our partnership will allow Save the Children to secure the resources to significantly strengthen and improve our existing nutrition education within the Play2Learn program (including active play and growing fresh food). It will also include a focus on working with broader communities to ensure children develop healthy habits early in life.

Contact our Corporate Partnerships team and become a partner today.
Phone 1800 760 011 or email partnerships@savethechildren.org.au

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