Make a Difference for an Orphan
When you sponsor an SOS child, you make it possible for your sponsored child to grow up in a secure environment. Your contribution helps us to meet the child's daily needs, guarantees medical assistance and also ensures quality education for the child. Thanks to your help, we are in a position to support the development of the child in the best possible way, and to prepare him or her to reach their full potential and lead an independent life.
As a child sponsor, you will establish a long-term relationship with an SOS child. You will watch your sponsored child grow up and get insight into life in their shoes. You and your sponsored child will become acquainted through:
A welcome packet containing your sponsor handbook, a photograph of your sponsored child, biographical information, and a detailed description of the SOS Village and native country;
Annual progress report every summer about your child;
Holiday greetings, a recent picture of your child, and a report on village activities;
Notification of your sponsored child's birthday and an opportunity to send your child a birthday gift via the SOS-USA office; and
Letters that you may write to your child.
Some sponsors even choose to visit their sponsored child or village. These visits provide a unique opportunity to see first-hand how an SOS Village operates. Visits are arranged through our Sponsorship Office and require 4-6 weeks advance notice.
Your sponsorship will continue until your SOS child has finished their education or training, and is ready to lead an independent life. At this point, SOS would be honored if you would choose to sponsor and establish a personal connection with another orphaned child.
Make a Difference for an SOS Village
When you sponsor an SOS Village, you help to cover the costs of all children living in that village. Your contributions make it possible for each SOS Child to receive a high-quality education, along with the meals, education, clothing, and support that they require to grow up to be independent adults.
As a village sponsor, you will receive special reports twice a year, which will update you on the village and its various projects. You will also receive photographs and anecdotes about village life along with holiday greetings.
Many of our supporters choose to sponsor a child and a village; to sponsor multiple children, multiple villages, or even multiple children and villages. Whatever level of sponsorship you choose, please know that your contribution is appreciated and is absolutely making a difference in the lives of many children.
Help for about $1 Per Day
To sponsor a child or village, we ask for an investment of just $35 per month. By becoming a sponsor, you are establishing a long-term relationship with an SOS child. You will be sent a renewal letter on an annual basis that will give you the opportunity to make any necessary adjustments to your pledge. In addition, you may always contact us by email or by phone.
Whatever level of sponsorship you choose, please know that your contribution is appreciated and is absolutely making a difference in the lives of children in need.
Through your support, children in nearly 500 SOS villages will continue to be nurtured and to thrive. SOS villages are located throughout the world including Africa, Asia, Latin America, South America and the United States. If you prefer to sponsor a child in a specific region, please note this on your sponsor form.
Questions About Your Sponsorship?
Please refer to your Sponsorship Handbook for more details about your sponsorship. When other questions arise, we encourage you to contact our Sponsorship Office by phone or by email.
Direct line to Sponsorship Dept: 202-470-5172