Working together with generous and committed sponsors and partners around the world, we make lasting changes that improve generations of children's lives.
At SOS, we create Villages with homes like the ones we grew up in. Not orphanages or destitute centres but real homes where there is a mother and a close-knit family of siblings. We want children not only to survive, but thrive. To survive one only needs food but to thrive one needs the love of a family.
Our mission is to rescue childhood and with your support we provide these children with -
Our valued corporate partners work with us to help improve the lives of children and young people all over the world and create opportunities for a better future.
We work with international organisations, multilateral donors, and with national public authorities and embassies to improve the situations of vulnerable children, their families and communities.
We are grateful to leaders, celebrities and influencers who believe in our cause and support our work. They work with us to create a lasting change for children in need.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's commitment has led to the construction of a number of Tibetan SOS Children's Village facilities.
The late Stephen Hawking supported SOS children since 1990 and was a long-time friend of SOS Children's Villages.
Leonardo DiCaprio first became involved with SOS Children's Villages in 2007 while filming the movie Blood Diamond in Mozambique.
The late Mother Teresa was a dedicated supporter of SOS Children's Villages, helping orphans across the world with SOS.
Academy-award winning actress Angelina Jolie, an UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, and actor Brad Pitt donated to SOS Children's Villages.
Nelson Mandela, a figurehead in the fight for equality, peace and social justice throughout the world, was one of the most prominent and important friends of SOS Children's Villages
Through his charity SixDegrees.Org, Kevin Bacon partnered with SOS Children’s Villages USA to launch the #HomecomingChallenge in December 2018.
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