The holiday season is fast approaching, and people are gearing up to celebrate with their family and friends. However, in many parts of the world, there are children who will not have a home to go back to. This year, make a difference by contributing to SOS Children’s Villages’ efforts to make sure every child has a place to call home. Here are FIVE different ways you can help ensure thousands of children have a loving home this holiday season:
1. Become an SOS Sponsor
Give back this holiday season by becoming a sponsor for an SOS child. As a sponsor, you will receive updates and photos of your child and periodic updates on their wellbeing. This year, please consider sponsoring a child in Africa, where the Ebola crisis is still on-going, and civil strife in the Central African Republic and unrest in South Sudan are putting children at particular risk. Sponsor a child here.
2. Donate to SOS Children's Villages
Make a tax-deductible donation to SOS Children’s Villages through our website and support our initiatives to provide every child with a loving home, a warm bed, healthy meals, medical care, and emergency help in crisis situations. Your donation can be a one-time gift, or you can sign up to give monthly. Most importantly, if you donate to SOS by midnight on December 31, your donation will be MATCHED by our generous Board of Directors. Donate to SOS here.
3. Shop with iGive
Install your iGive.com button and shop away! Up to 26% of each purchase will be donated to your favourite cause. It's free for you and for us – just choose SOS Children’s Villages as your charity, and purchases from stores will go in part to supporting our mission. Amazon, JCPenney, Office Depot, Staples, QVC, Expedia, Groupon, Nordstrom, Dell, Macy's and Apple are just a few of the 1578 participating stores. Shop with iGive.
4. Shop with Amazon Smile
It’s the same Amazon you know and love, but AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to SOS – USA. Just register SOS Children's Villages - USA, Inc. as your charitable organization of choice when you login through the AmazonSmile website to support our work in helping vulnerable children all over the world. Click on the button below to shop with AmazonSmile:
5. Sell items on our Web Thrift Store
Purge your home and closet to make space for holiday gifts by donating to and shopping at our Web Thrift Store! WebThriftStore is an online way to turn your donated items into cash for SOS – USA. We receive no less than 80% of the item’s final selling price. You can donate or purchase items like clothes, house decor, jewelry, posters, memorabilia, furniture, and even cars! Sell your items here.
Thank you for all the support you have shown us. It is generous donors that allow us to continue pursuing a world where every child has a loving, stable home.