2017 Holiday Giving Program

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Make the season bright for children and siblings in our care.

About the Program

The children are our reason for the season!

The Holiday Giving Program supports children in our care by sharing gifts of joy and special attention as well as new toys, games, and other meaningful items during the holiday season. No matter what challenges they face, our children will feel special and loved.

As part of the world’s largest non-denominational child welfare organization, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois supports the cultural and religious traditions of every child in our care. The Holiday Giving Program is not tied to any one tradition, but rather to the spirit of love and generosity that many experiences during the holiday season.

To get started, contact Anne Glaza, Special Events Coordinator, at aglaza@sosillinois.org or (312)372-8200.

Ways to Give

Holiday Gifts

Collect gifts for one child, a family of brothers and sisters, or an entire Village. Help ensure every child has a gift this year by donating new toys, games, and gift cards. Most people give gifts valued at $75-$100 per child.

Sponsor a Winter Wear Drive

Help to warm hands and hearts this winter. Sponsor a winter wear drive in your office, place of worship, or neighborhood to collect new coats, hats, gloves, and scarves. Children in our care are all ages, so all sizes and styles of new and unused coats are accepted in any amount.

Sponsor our Children’s Holiday Party

Our Annual Children’s Holiday Party brings together the entire SOS Illinois Family for a day of magical, meaningful family time. Your sponsorship will help cover the cost of food, transportation, entertainment, and other party essentials. Help over 300 children make happy holiday memories that will last a lifetime. Sponsorships start at $200.00.

Recognition – Our Thanks

We are thankful for all of our Holiday Giving Program sponsors. Individual donors and Corporate and Community Partners who participate will be listed on our website and in our newsletter. Corporate and Community Partners may also be recognized in e-newsletters, social media posts, and our annual report. Please send us pictures of your holiday fun to post and share.

Giving Guidelines

Your gifts will make the holidays at SOS Children’s Villages Illinois very special this season! Use these guidelines to find the right gifts and make the most of your holiday preparation.

If you choose to sponsor a child or family, we are happy to provide their first name, age, and a short list of suggested gifts.

Due to legal restrictions, we cannot accept donations of used stuffed animals, toys, or clothing.  We are also unable to accept toy weapons of any kind.

Donated gifts should be unwrapped.

Be aware of small parts in toys that may cause choking hazards for infants and toddlers.

We would be thrilled to support your Winter Wear or Gift Drive by sending promotional or informational materials about SOS Illinois

Donations are due by Friday, December 15, 2017. Please contact Anne to arrange a drop-off.

Prefer online shopping?

Set SOS Children’s Villages Illinois as your preferred charity on AmazonSmile, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to SOS Illinois.

SOS Illinois AmazonSmile login: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3599110

Visit our Holliday Giving Program Wish List on Amazon.com and ship your gifts directly to us. https://amzn.com/w/2D4QB0DW31P5L

Questions, comments, ready to get started?

Please contact Anne Glaza, Special Events Coordinator, aglaza@sosillinois.org, (312)372-8200.