What if these were your children?

Mothers and families are facing the question daily;
can I afford to keep my family together?

One in Ten Children is at Risk of Growing Up Alone

Families around the world are more vulnerable today than ever before. Poverty, in particular, presents overwhelming challenges for single parents, who struggle to make ends meet. Many times, their children are forced to leave school to help support their family. Other times, parents are forced to make the difficult decision to abandon their children.

The Problem In Numbers

Why Should I Sponsor a Family?

385million
children live in extreme poverty
220million
children have lost or are at risk of losing their families
120million
children and youth don't go to school
62.8million
children suffer from malnutrition

HELP A FAMILY NOW

It takes a village to raise a child. And it takes you!

Provide vulnerable single mothers and extended families with the support and resources they need to keep children with their families – safe, secure and loved.

How can I help a family in need?

When you become a Family Sponsor, YOU directly impact a family’s future:

SOS Family Sponsorships work to stop child abandonment before it starts by providing vulnerable single mothers and families with the support they need so that families can stay together. Parents or extended families receive job skills training and micro-credit, as well as access to health care and funding of child school fees, to ensure that struggling families have what they need to keep children healthy and in school.

Reduce Poverty

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Family Sponsors provide education and vocational training to help parents obtain stable employment, micro-credits to start small businesses and counseling to help keep their families healthy and stable and vulnerable children safe.

Improve Health and Education

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Families that participate in SOS Family-Strengthening Programs are also part of the SOS Family. Family Sponsors allow these families access to services like SOS social centers, schools, kindergartens and medical centers. Access to health care and funding of child school fees ensure that struggling families have what they need to keep children healthy and in school.

Save Lives

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Family Sponsors provide life-saving care to vulnerable children and families during wars or humanitarian disasters.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE NOW

What connection will I have with the families I’m helping?

By strengthening a family, you become part of the family.

As an SOS Family Sponsor, you will help provide a family in need with the tools and support they need to shape their own futures.

Here’s what to expect when you become a Family Sponsor:

Welcome package introducing you to children and families that are helped by your support

Quarterly progress reports and newsletters about the families that you have helped

Monthly e-newsletter showing the impact you are making on children’s lives

Invitation to exclusive annual Leadership Call

Sponsor a Family Today

Provide vulnerable families with the support and resources they need to keep children with their families - safe, secure and loved - and off the streets.

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