The Noerr Programs Collects $145,231 for Save the Children to Support Rural U.S. Children in Poverty

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Operators of the Santa Photo Experience at over 260 venues nationwide demonstrates Santa’s spirit of generosity by collecting nearly $655,000 since 2009 for Save the Children's early childhood programs.

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"Staying true to the heart, soul and tradition of Santa by reinforcing his spirit of generosity through Save the Children gives us another way to create holiday magic for families in every corner of the country," said Judy Noerr, CEO of The Noerr Programs.

The Noerr Programs, operators of the Santa Photo Experience at over 260 venues nationwide, demonstrated Santa’s spirit of generosity during the 2013 holiday season through their fourth annual holiday fundraising drive to support Save the Children.

“We want to portray the heart and generosity of Santa by encouraging our guests at regional shopping centers throughout the country to support Save the Children,” said Judy Noerr, CEO and founder of The Noerr Programs, an experiential digital event imaging company that annually deploys more than 300 naturally bearded gentlemen to embody the persona of Santa during the holiday season. “We are deeply moved by the thousands of families that contribute to this cause, despite a challenging economy. As a result, The Noerr Programs is deeply honored to have collected nearly $655,000 for Save the Children since our heartwarming partnership began in 2009.”

Save the Children works in some of the most remote, struggling communities in rural America, offering underserved children early education, literacy, physical activity and nutrition programs. The agency also focuses on emergency preparedness and response to protect children across the country.

“All children have hopes and dreams, but the one in four children who live in poverty in this country face great challenges when it comes to reaching their full potential. It doesn’t have to be this way,” said Kathy Spangler, Vice President for Save the Children’s U.S. Programs. “This generous support from The Noerr Programs is helping Save the Children give more children the chance to succeed in school and life through early education programs, and to protect all children from disasters than can turn their lives upside down.”

“Santa continues to provide a sense of hope and goodwill that our guests gravitate to,” added Judy Noerr. “Staying true to the heart, soul and tradition of Santa by reinforcing his spirit of generosity through Save the Children gives us another way to create holiday magic for families in every corner of the country.”

About The Noerr Programs:
From headquarters in scenic Colorado, The Noerr Programs provides turn-key digital event imaging services and marketing programs, including the Santa and Bunny Photo Experience for hundreds of partners, including regional shopping centers, retailers and the legendary Plaza Hotel in New York City. Celebrating 25 years in business, every Noerr cast member invests their heart, soul and experience into representing the spirit and essence of the season, building lasting connections with guests through Noerr's innovative retail, social media and altruistic platforms. To learn more, visit

About Save the Children:
For nearly 100 years, Save the Children has been a leading independent organization working to improve the lives of children. Domestic programs serve children in 19 states and the District of Columbia, with a focus on helping children living in poverty succeed in school and life and on protecting children from disaster. Save the Children’s Early Steps to School Success program provides home visiting services in rural communities that include parent education and support as well as early education and language development services for babies, young children, their caregivers and pregnant women. Supplemental in-school and afterschool programs provide literacy support and increased access to physical activity and nutritious food for low-income children. In addition, Save the Children is the leading national organization focused on protecting children’s unique needs before, during and after emergencies such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and wildfires.

In the last year, Save the Children’s programs helped improve the health, safety and education of more than 240,000 children across the United States, in addition to more than 125 million served by their international programs worldwide. For more information, visit

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