SOS family of Supporters

It takes a Family to Care for a Vulnerable Child 

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, a figurehead in the fight for equality in South Africa and peace and social justice throughout the world, was one of the most prominent and important friends of SOS Children's Villages

His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama lives in exile in India, but his personal commitment has led to the construction of a number of Tibetan SOS Children's Village facilities.

Mother Teresa

The late Mother Teresa was a dedicated supporter of SOS Children's Villages, helping orphans across the world with SOS.

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II, a beloved figure throughout the world, had a special relationship with SOS Children's Villages.  

Her Majesty Queen Noor

The American-born queen has spent over 25 years of her life split between the Arab and Western worlds and is always trying to encourage dialogue between the two cultures.  

Princess Salimah Aga Khan

Princess Salima Aga Khan was the first Children's Ambassador of SOS Children's Villages.

Leonardo Di Caprio

Leonardo DiCaprio first became involved with SOS Children's Villages in 2007 while filming the movie Blood Diamond in Mozambique

Stephen Hawking

The late Stephen Hawking  supported SOS children since 1990 and was a long-time friend of SOS Children's Villages. In 1997, the respected physicist and professor visited an SOS Children's Village in Vietnam and met a child he sponsored. 

Jordin Sparks

On Feb. 4, 2010, Grammy-nominated recording artist Jordin Sparks voiced to boost awareness for SOS Children’s Villages’ humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti. 

Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash, the eldest daughter of the late music icon Johnny Cash, is a proud supporter of SOS Children's Villages. She is also a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter who has earned numerous accolades for her work.  

Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes is known for his dedication in helping others, which is why he is a proud supporter, sponsor and spokesperson for SOS Children's Villages Canada

Johnny Cash

The late Johnny Cash was a great admirer of Hermann Gmeiner, the founder of SOS Kinderdorf International. He also had a special relationship with the SOS Children's Village in  Barrett Town, Jamaica. 

Djimon Hounsou

Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou first learned about the work of SOS Children's Villages while filming Blood Diamond in Mozambique in May 2006.  

Sarah Ferguson

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, became the official spokesperson of SOS Children's Villages - USA in 2004. The collaboration was officially announced during the Duchess' visit to the SOS Children's Village in Coconut Creek, Florida, on March 8, 2004.  

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

In April 2008, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the First Lady of France, visited the SOS Children's Village in Gammarth, Tunisia.  


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