With fall days growing crispier in Illinois and the streets lined with colored leaves, we cannot deny that we are getting closer to the holidays. At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, the winter season often inspires our supporters to show generosity to the children in our care through intentional donations to spread holiday cheer in our Villages and beyond.
We are making it fun and easy for you to gift to our Holiday Giving Program this year by theming the twelve weeks until 2019 around different giving suggestions to enhance this time of the year for youth in foster care. These themes act as suggestions for giving and are meant to invite you into discovering more about the diverse learning opportunities and healthy engagement we work to inspire in our children and teens.
Week One, beginning October 15: The Gift of Education
Week Two, beginning October 22: The Gift of Music
Week Three, beginning October 29: The Gift of Self-Care
Week Four, beginning November 5; The Gift of Play and Sport
Week Five, beginning November 12: The Gift of Science Exploration
Week 6, beginning November 19: The Gift of Warmth
Week 7, beginning November 26: The Gift of Giving Back
Week 8, beginning December 3: The Gift of Self-Expression
Week 9, beginning December 10: The Gift of Agency
Week 10, beginning December 17: The Gift of Whimsy
Week 11, beginning December 24: The Gift of Happy Memories
Week 12, beginning December 31: The Gift of Hope
For full information on each week of 12 Weeks of Giving, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and check out our Holiday Giving Program page regularly for updates on donation drop-off locations, requirements, and considerations.
We are so grateful to celebrate another holiday season alongside you! Thank you for the thoughtfulness and generosity you offer to SOS Illinois all year round!