The children are our reason for the season! You can help make the season bright for children and families in our care. Holiday Giving Program details for the 2017 holiday season will be announced in September 2017.
About the Program
The Holiday Giving Program supports children in our care by sharing the gifts of joy and special attention as well as new toys, games, and other 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 experience during the holiday season.
Ways to Give
Sponsorship opportunities will be announced in September 2017, and will include:
Sponsor a Child
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.
Sponsor our Holiday Celebration
Our Annual SOS Holiday Celebration will bring 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.
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.
Recognition – Our Thanks
We all know that it is better to give than to receive, and so we wish to express our thanks to everyone who supports our Holiday Giving Program. Everyone who participates in our Holiday Giving Program will be listed on our website and in our newsletter. Additionally, our Holiday Celebration Sponsors will be recognized in e-newsletters, social media posts, and our annual report. Please send us pictures of your holiday fun to post and share.