Disney Star and Recording Artist Bridgit Mendler and Kids Across America Kick Off Save the Children's #BabySitIn Volunteer

Disney Star and Recording Artist Bridgit Mendler and Kids Across America Kick
  Off Save the Children's #BabySitIn Volunteer Campaign in Nation's Capital

Save the Children's newly inducted artist ambassador launches a volunteer
project to engage teens in helping babies get a strong and healthy start

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actress and
platinum-selling recording artist Bridgit Mendler has teamed up with Save the
Children to launch #BabySitIn, a volunteer campaign for teens to help babies
in the United States and around the world get a healthy start. Known for her
star role on the Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie series, Mendler is also a
youth advocate and has become the newest artist ambassador for Save the
Children, the organization announced today.

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"I am so excited to launch the #BabySitIn campaign with Save the Children,
especially because it empowers kids to change the world by helping other
kids," said Mendler, who made the announcement on April 8 and will be talking
more about it in front of teens from across the country during Save the
Children's annual Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C.. "It's an easy way for
kids to help little ones everywhere get a healthy start and an opportunity to
learn just by doing something they do most weekends anyway." 

Mendler is calling on all babysitters to hold a #BabySitIn between Mother's
Day on May 11 and Father's Day on June 15. Here is how a #BabySitIn works: a
teen volunteers his/her babysitting time to a family; the family gives a
donation to Save the Children in the babysitter's name; and Save the Children
uses that donation to help the world's babies and toddlers. Then, everyone
spreads the word through social media. To get involved, visit:

After seeing first-hand Save the Children's education, health and nutrition
programs in the mountainous region of El Quiche, Guatemala, last month, and
early learning activities in California's Central Valley last fall, Bridgit
became an avid supporter of the organization and advocate for issues affecting

"We are thrilled to have Bridgit on board. Her passion for helping children
truly came through when she met with families and kids during her visits to
the remote communities in the deserts of California and Guatemala's western
highlands," said Carolyn Miles, Save the Children's president and CEO. "We
encourage Bridgit's fans and students around the country to get involved, hold
a #BabySitIn and show that you care about kids everywhere!"

In addition to Mendler, key speakers at Save the Children's Advocacy Summit on
April 8 and 9 include Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Senator John Boozman
(R-AR), Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY), Andrea
Mitchell of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports, Cokie Roberts of ABC and NPR, and
CNN's Kevin Madden and Stephanie Cutter.

Designed to encourage youth across America to become advocates for children
around the globe, Save the Children's Advocacy Summit is broadcast live online
from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EST on April 8 and from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. EST on
April 9. To view the live stream, visit:

Save the Childrenis the leading independent organization for children in
need, with programs in 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to
inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve
immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health,
education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize
rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict
and natural disasters. Follow us onTwitterand Facebook.

Media Contact
Ajla Grozdanic,  202.251.5859, agrozdanic@savechildren.org
Eileen Burke, 203.216.0718, eburke@savechildren.org

Bridgit Mendler, star of Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie” and recording
artist, joins kids from across America in the launch of Save the Children’s
#BabySitIn Campaign at the global humanitarian organization’s Advocacy Summit
on April 8, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Running from Mother’s Day through
Father’s Day, the teen volunteer campaign aims to give parents a break and
babies a boost to a healthy start in life. Photo by Joshua Roberts for Save
the Children.

Related Links:
#BabySitIn volunteer campaign
Save the Children

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