Supporting children suffering from the impact of natural disasters and helping communities to better prepare for and meet their unique needs during and after a disaster strikes.
Save the Children partnership
Save the Children and GSK have been since 2013 and have reached 2.8 million children in 45 countries. The organizations have worked together in the U.S. since 2015, helping children cope with natural disasters, with GSK providing corporate and employee donations to directly aid children affected by recent disasters, including hurricanes Michael, Florence, Maria, Irma and Harvey, and to help communities, child-serving institutions and families develop plans to increase the resilience of children experiencing disasters.
Disasters are scary and disruptive for kids – they take children away from their homes, their schools, their friends and can have lasting consequences,” said Jeanne-Aimée DeMarrais, Senior Director of U.S. Emergencies for Save the Children. “We are incredibly grateful to GSK for this grant which will grow our capacity and enable us to serve children across America in time of crisis.
In 2019, GSK donated $1.5 million over three years to help enhance Save the Children’s ability to respond to disasters in the United States. This investment will help to mobilize rapid responses to help children affected by natural disasters, strengthen the capacity of staff and volunteers and increase its efficiency through data system improvements.
To drive sustainable change for children in disasters across the US, in 2015 we also partnered with the National Center for Disaster Preparedness [NCDP] and Save the Children to research and develop a national model for community-led, child-focused emergency planning. After three years of hard work, the Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative has produced a comprehensive online toolbox of resources to share with communities across the US. Today, NCDP is continuing this important work in Puerto Rico and North Carolina with GSK’s support. .