Save the Children offers gifts that do good, so check out Save the Children’s new Holiday Catalog.  92% of Save the Children’s resources are spent directly on programs which is an amazingly high percentage — but that is only part of why they are a known and respected nonprofit working both in the U.S. and internationally.

Some years ago, I worked as an evaluation consultant with Save the Children as part of a team from the Aguirre Group, to support their efforts to create an evaluation system and tools for use with their domestic programs to help them identify their real impact with the children and youth they were engaged with.  I worked directly with the Appalachian Region which was an eye opener for me – life for families in parts of rural Kentucky I got to visit was really tough due to the level of poverty!!  The programs Save the Children offered filled such important gaps in services for those children – and we were helping them collect the data to really show that.  I also worked with Save the Children staff in both Haiti and Jordan and so appreciated the work they did with children and their mothers.