SOS Children's Villages

Face-to-Face Fundraising

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About SOS Children's Villages' Face-to-Face Team

SOS Children’s Villages employs canvassers as one way to reach more caring people like you, and to raise awareness about the work we do in 134 countries around the world. Face-to-Face fundraising gives a personal introduction to SOS Children’s Villages and our long-standing dedication to providing a loving home for every child. Speaking with our fundraisers on the street allows you to ask questions as they arise, get to know our organization directly, and learn how you can personally change a child’s life by becoming a sponsor for a child in need. Our representatives are professional, passionatecaring people who are committed to giving you the opportunity to give a child a brighter future.

Common Questions

What can I expect when meeting an SOS representative face to face? 

You might encounter our fundraisers at shopping centers, at local events, and around your local community.

When you sign up to sponsor a child, our team members will ask to securely record your contact information. You should then receive a text message thanking you for your decision to change a child’s life and an email with more information. Once you are matched with your sponsored child, you will receive a welcome package within three weeks that includes information on your child, details about their SOS village, a photograph, and a mailing address for you to correspond with your sponsored child.

How can I recognize an official SOS Children’s Villages’ fundraiser?

A representative for SOS Children’s Villages will always be:
  • - Friendly, courteous and well informed on SOS Children’s Villages’ sponsorship program
  • - Wearing an official blue SOS Children’s Villages—USA Polo
  • - Have an SOS Children’s Villages name tag
  • - Will never ask for a cash donation, nor will they accept any cash
  • - Will ask for a monthly payment of $33 for your child sponsorship

If you have any questions or concerns about an SOS Children’s Villages representative, please contact us at our Washington, D.C. headquarters at 1-888-SOS-4543.

If you would like confirmation that the fundraiser you have met is working legitimately on our behalf, please contact and a member of the team will be happy to verify this for you.

Is my personal and financial information secure?

Yes. We use up-to-date technology that ensures end-to-end encryption of your credit card number and confidential information.

How can I confirm or change the details of my sponsorship?

If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to contact us at 1-888-SOS-4543. and ask to speak with a member of our sponsorship team.

Do Face-to-Face fundraisers accept cash donations?

No, in order to maintain a record of giving for our new SOS Child Sponsors our canvassers only accept credit card, debit card, or EFT banking information as a form of payment.

Do Face-to-Face fundraisers accept one-time donations?

No, unfortunately our Face-to-Face fundraising only accepts registration to sponsor a child in need at this time. If you are interested in making a one time donation please click on the button below.


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