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Save The Children’s Thanksgiving Gratitude List

Save The Children’s Thanksgiving Gratitude List

Gratitude lists abound at this time of year — and for good reason. This Thanksgiving Day take an opportunity to pause and read the compelling stories of the children who have been helped this year by Save the Children’s programs.

From a young girl in Ethiopia who is one of the dozens, if not hundreds who arrive each day at the survivors camps that have been set up for families fleeing East Africa’s worst drought in 60 years, to a little boy in rural Kentucky who was born with club foot and is able to receive much needed education and support services he needs through the Early Steps to School Success program, Save the Children’s list is real food for thought.

Here is Save the Children’s editors’ gratitude list of  children around the world who have hope for a better tomorrow thanks to the generosity of the organization’s donors:

Hamdi in Ethiopia: A little girl who braved the Somali desert to flee violence and hunger, Hamdi now eats nutritious meals at a Save the Children feeding center at a refugee camp in Ethiopia.

Delwara in Bangladesh: A sponsored child in an impoverished village, Delwara now dreams of her own classroom full of chalk and books one day– just like her teacher at a Save the Children elementary school.

Elizabeth in Zimbabwe: Abandoned at a South African border crossing, baby Elizabeth is now safe and sound with a new family after getting help from a Save the Children protection program.

Kazuki in Japan: A young boy who survived the Earthquake and Tsunami, Kazuki had a safe place to learn to cope with the tragic disaster in a Save the Children Child Friendly Space near Sendai.

John in Kentucky: A baby boy living in poverty-stricken Appalachia, John’s birth defect could have devastated his learning and growing, but support from a Save the Children specialist helped him stay steady and start walking ahead of schedule!

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4:31AM PST on Nov 28, 2011

and then those kids can see people say they' d feed feral mongral mutts roaming cities before help them.

that is what true compasion is. dogs can only say "bow-wow"

9:43AM PST on Nov 27, 2011

I've supported Save the Children for years .. a wonderful organization!

6:47PM PST on Nov 26, 2011

~Thanks for this important info!~

2:27PM PST on Nov 26, 2011

Green Star to Colleen P for thinking laterally.

2:25PM PST on Nov 26, 2011

What we need at 'Thanksgiving' is a Save The Turkey Program as well.

9:49PM PST on Nov 25, 2011

noted.

8:54PM PST on Nov 25, 2011

I am glad those innocent little children have a chance at a better life because of Save the Children.

7:35PM PST on Nov 25, 2011

Thanks for the post.

4:12PM PST on Nov 25, 2011

Bless their hearts and may everyone sponsor or donate what they can. We sponsor three children and it is wonderful to receive their letters. One child at a time.

1:02PM PST on Nov 25, 2011

Thanks! Puts a whole new perspective on THANKFUL!

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