SOS Supporters

The support of many well-known personalities aids SOS Children's Villages in raising awareness of the plight of orphaned and abandoned children worldwide. SOS is grateful to have the support of individuals with diverse backgrounds. Our supporters include those well-known for their accomplishments in the areas of music, theater, science, politics, and philanthropy.
  • Anna Netrebko

    Anna Netrebko, one of the most famous opera singers in the world, is an ambassador of SOS Children's Villages Austria and a sponsor of the SOS Children's Village Tomilino in Russia.  

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  • Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

    In April 2008, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the First Lady of France, visited the SOS Children's Village in Gammarth, Tunisia.  

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  • His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama lives in exile in India, but his personal commitment has led to the construction of a number of Tibetan SOS Children's Village facilities. 

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  • Djimon Hounsou

    Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou first learned about the work of SOS Children's Villages while filming Blood Diamond in Mozambique in May 2006.  

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  • Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash was a great admirer of Hermann Gmeiner, the founder of SOS Kinderdorf International. He also had a special relationship with the SOS Children's Village in  Barrett Town, Jamaica. 

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  • Jolie-Pitt Foundation

    Academy-award winning actress Angelina Jolie, an UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, and actor Brad Pitt donated $333,000 to SOS Children's Villages. 

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  • Jordin Sparks

    On Feb. 4, 2010, Grammy-nominated recording artist Jordin Sparks voiced to boost awareness for SOS Children’s Villages’ humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti. 

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  • Leonardo DiCaprio

    Leonardo DiCaprio first became involved with SOS Children's Villages in 2007 while filming the movie Blood Diamond in Mozambique.

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  • Mike Holmes

    Mike Holmes is known for his dedication in helping others, which is why he is a proud supporter, sponsor and spokesperson for SOS Children's Villages Canada.

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  • Mother Teresa

    Mother Teresa was a dedicated supporter of SOS Children's Villages, helping orphans across the world with SOS.

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  • Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Mandela, a figurehead in the fight for equality in South Africa and peace and social justice throughout the world, was one of the most prominent and important friends of SOS Children's Villages. 

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  • Pope John Paul II

    Pope John Paul II, a beloved figure throughout the world, had a special relationship with SOS Children's Villages.  

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  • Princess Salimah Aga Khan

    Princess Salima Aga Khan was the first Children's Ambassador of SOS Children's Villages.

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  • Her Majesty Queen Noor

    The American-born queen has spent over 25 years of her life split between the Arab and Western worlds and is always trying to encourage dialogue between the two cultures.  

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  • Rosanne Cash

    Rosanne Cash, the eldest daughter of the late music icon Johnny Cash, is a proud supporter of SOS Children's Villages. She is also a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter who has earned numerous accolades for her work.  

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  • Sarah Ferguson

    Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, became the official spokesperson of SOS Children's Villages - USA in 2004. The collaboration was officially announced during the Duchess' visit to the SOS Children's Village in Coconut Creek, Florida, on March 8, 2004.  

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  • Stephen Hawking

    Stephen Hawking has supported SOS children since 1990 and is a long-time friend of SOS Children's Villages. In 1997, the respected physicist and professor visited an SOS Children's Village in Vietnam and met a child he sponsored. 

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