Global Ambassadors

Their words, not ours

“The splendid work done by SOS Children’s Villages is charity, where deeds speak louder than words. The revolutionary idea and the general concept for providing orphaned and abandoned children with a new family and a permanent home has had a great influence on child welfare world-wide, and SOS Children’s Villages have become a model on every continent. Above all, SOS Children’s Villages shows that it is possible to create a community of brothers and sisters comprising children of all races, creeds and nationalities. The ties that develop and holds these communities together and form the basis of their upbringing is love.”   

– His Holiness the Dalai Lama 


“SOS Children’s Villages provides the foundation for life to children who need a place to call home.”  

– The late Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa & Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 


“As a long-time supporter of SOS, I have visited many of these unique villages personally. I can vouch for their commitment and care for the children. I ask you to please learn more about and consider supporting SOS Children’s Villages.” 

– Angelina Jolie 


“We were very impressed with the SOS Children’s Village here in Rome … The team and my family enjoyed learning about the organization and getting to know the children and caregivers. This is the care all children who have been orphaned or abandoned deserve to have.” 

– Jim Harbaugh, University of Michigan Head Coach & Former San Francisco 49ers Head Coach