How Sponsorship Works

Every child deserves a loving home. When you become an SOS Sponsor, you make it possible for orphaned and abandoned children to grow up in a safe, stable home with a loving family. You give children the chance to heal from the hurt of losing their parents, and to become the people that they were meant to be.


As a child sponsor
, you have the opportunity to change a child’s life – forever. 

You will help provide:


  • loving homes,
  • quality medical care,
  • healthy meals,
  • warm clothes,
  • access to education,
  • and everything that a child needs to grow into their best self.

You’ll have an opportunity to build a relationship with this child – through letters, birthday presents, and even visits. And your child will know that someone, countries away, is thinking about them and caring for their wellbeing.



As a village sponsor
, you have the opportunity to invest directly in a community.

You will help provide:


  • community play areas,
  • support for outreach programs that help keep families together,
  • continued maintenance of the village grounds,
  • keeping as many children as possible in stable, loving homes.
You can select the region, or country where you would like to make a difference – or you can let us determine the village most in need.

Once you begin your sponsorship, you will receive a photo of the SOS Village you have chosen to sponsor, as well as information about the programs that village is responsible for.



As an SOS Sponsor, you will receive:


  • A welcome packet with your sponsorship information, a photograph, biographical or background information about your child or village, and information about their country.
  • A summer progress report directly from our colleagues in the field.
  • Holiday greetings, a recent picture, and a report of activities every winter.
  • Notification of your sponsored child’s birthday and an opportunity to send him/her a birthday gift via the SOS-USA office.
  • Our SOS Newsletter to keep you up-to-date on the work of SOS Children’s Villages around the world.

Why Join with SOS Children’s Villages?


When you become an SOS Sponsor, you are joining the world’s largest family, and investing in a healthier and independent next generation.

SOS Children’s Villages has been building stable, loving families for orphaned and abandoned children for more than 60 years.  We provide mothers who give individual attention and guidance to each child until they become an independent adult. We are raising more than 80,000 children in over 500 villages across 133 countries, including the US. Through our outreach programs we impact the lives of over 1.1 million people each year.

We are proud of how we put your funds to work!


We are proud of how we put your funds to work! At SOS Children’s Villages we know our donors expect us to use their donations wisely. That’s why we want you to know that 80% of your sponsorship gift directly benefits your sponsored child or Village and lets us share progress reports with you and 5% is sent to support programs that are in critical need. 15% of your gift supports the operations of SOS Children’s Villages and program management. Thank you for being part of SOS Family and making our mission possible.

Open the door to a brighter future. Become a sponsor today.