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Sponsor a Village
As a sponsor, you fulfill essential needs for the children you support, including food, clothing, shelter and medical care. However, your gift does so much more—ensuring that all of the children in your sponsored village grow up in nurturing families surrounded by loving parents and siblings. Children living in our SOS Children’s Villages families benefit from more than 70 years of our expertise caring for vulnerable children, including trauma support for children coming from difficult circumstances. The children in your sponsored village also receive quality education and tailored development plans so they can reach their full potential.
Additionally, your sponsorship gift strengthens the greater community. We have devoted decades to building lasting relationships with children, families and communities around the world. SOS Children’s Villages schools and medical clinics service children in our families as well as other children and families in the area. Additionally, vocational programs teach job skills to children, youth and adults from SOS Children’s Villages families and the surrounding community so they can earn an income and eventually become self-reliant.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently discouraging sponsors from sending physical mail to their sponsored village, as it is a health and safety concern for the children in our care. If you are interested in sending a scanned letter, card, photo or email to your sponsored village, you can reach out to our sponsorship team at email@example.com and request the email address of a sponsorship coordinator in your sponsored village’s country. Our international colleague should be able to pass along your letter to your sponsored village.
When sending photos or letters to a religiously or socially conservative country, the subjects should be modest. While you’re welcome to invite the children in your sponsored village to write back, please understand that the ability to respond may be limited due to their ages, education levels or the difficulties that come along with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many sponsors choose to give an additional gift to their sponsored village for an occasion like the holiday season. A special monetary gift provides further support to all the children who call the village home!
To give a special gift online via credit card, visit the special gift page on our website at www.sos-usa.org/sponsorgift . If you are interested in making a special gift by check, please include the name of your sponsored village and your sponsor ID number in the memo, and address your check to:
SOS Children’s Villages USA
Attn: Sponsorship Team
1620 I Street NW, Suite 220
Washington, DC 20006
While we hope to facilitate village visits again in the future, most of our villages are not currently allowing visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The top priority of SOS Children’s Villages is to ensure the health and safety of the children in our care. Though we are always thrilled to hear about the interest our sponsors have in visiting the children in their sponsored village, visits from international travelers may not be in the best interest of the children’s well-being at this time.
For answers to other questions about sponsorship, please contact Ade Onadipe, Senior Sponsorship Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 347-7923.
Go above and beyond for the children in your sponsored village with a special gift. Your additional gift strengthens the village’s resources and provides extra support to children in need.
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