SOS Children’s Villages exists to provide each and every child in its care with the building blocks for a successful life: a happy childhood in a stable home, a good education, quality health care, and loving bonds that last a lifetime. We are able to do this through the generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporations which share our values and invest in our mission.
In 2013, we did not waver from that goal, continuing to build a safer world for more than 82,000 orphaned and abandoned children through our SOS Villages and programs. Our 483 SOS Family Strengthening Programs helped at-risk families work toward economic independence to prevent family dissolution. We reached an additional 1.5 million people through our education, medical, community outreach, and emergency relief programs.
The year was not without challenges. Thankfully, you joined with us when disaster struck, wars raged on, violence escalated and even more children were left to fend for themselves. Our longstanding presence in Syria, the Philippines, Central African Republic, South Sudan, and other countries enabled us to respond as crises emerged.
When Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November and destroyed our village in Tacloban, SOS Mothers comforted and protected their children while SOS workers established emergency Child Care Spaces and economic recovery plans.
At the same time, Syrians continued to flee their homeland as the country’s violent civil war entered its third year. SOS provided food and winter clothing to more than 100,000 Syrians struggling to survive. We helped 16,000 displaced Syrian children return to the classroom and equipped them with essential supplies and support to succeed in school.
In these places and others around the world, SOS Children’s Villages continues to stand as a beacon of hope. Thank you for standing with us and responding so generously to make this life-changing work possible.
This year, children around the world were able to count on you. I look forward to your continued support to help provide a loving home for every child in need.
For the children,
Lynn Croneberger, CFRE
CEO and Child Sponsor
SOS Children’s Villages celebrated its long standing presence in over 130 countries, announced new programs and rushed to provide emergency assistance in Syria and The Philippines. Our commitment to children, youth and families is stronger than ever.
Hasbro, Inc. supports children living in Villages in Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Romania, and Russia. Donations of toys and games, as well as the time and talents of Hasbro employee volunteers, are helping children worldwide experience the joy of play.
Johnson & Johnson funds Children’s Villages and Family Strengthening Programs throughout Sub Saharan Africa. With their support, SOS youth in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Somalia, and Uganda are pursuing careers in nursing, becoming self-reliant adults who contribute to the health of their communities.
Procter & Gamble helps SOS children experience the comforts of home. In Russia, support for vulnerable families enhances parenting skills and increases capacity. P&G also funds oral hygiene programs to celebrate healthy and happy smiles in Austria and Spain.
Applied Materials Foundation
GE Power Systems
German American Chamber of Commerce South
HVL LLC/Douglas Laboratories
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Sigma Beta Rho
The Harry and Carol Goodman Trust
The Hellenic Initiative
The Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc.
The Gertrude Regenspurger Trust
Greater Houston Community Foundation (Anonymous)
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
The Lois and Richard England Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. David Mitchell
The Angele A. and Leandre F. Contat Trust
Robert P. Baird, Jr. and Family
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, Roaring Fork Fund
Mr. George Fraise
Estate of Frieda J. I. Matthewman
Estate of Susanna Cox The Lagarde Family
Landegger Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Oceanic Heritage Foundation
Mr. Rupert Wainwright
Wells Fargo Private Client Services (Anonymous)
Mr. Leroy Albert
Mr. Vaidas Cikotas
Mrs. Madhavi Devagiri
Mr. Matthew Hagopian
Mrs. Jung Lee
Ms. Cindy Levine
Ms. Rose Lynch
Ms. Jane McKee
Mr. Lars Nielsen
Mr. Stuart Schaffner
Mr. Benjamin Schumaker
Mr. Anantharamu Suryanarayana
Mrs. Prerna Van De Vall Mr. Christian Zugel
*Not including sponsors and monthly donors.
SOS Children’s Villages-USA, Inc. has been awarded the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance Seal of Approval for efficient use of funds.
SOS Children´s Villages - USA, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with EIN Tax ID# 13-6188433.
SOS Children´s Villages - USA, Inc. is the U.S. headquarters of SOS Children´s Villages International.