At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we spend half of the year celebrating the birthdays of the children in our care. Yes, every other day we honor a child in foster care with appreciation, love, and special gifts. We love that we get to celebrate the lives of so many wonderful youth, and now you can celebrate with us too! Make your special day extra incredible by starting a Facebook fundraiser to help raise money for SOS Illinois.
Utilize Facebook Fundraising on Your Birthday and Share Your Special Day with Children in Foster Care
Fundraising through Facebook on your birthday is a quick, safe, and user-friendly way to help support sibling groups in Illinois foster care. According to Facebook, since its fundraising component launched in 2015, over 45 million people have raised over $2 billion to support the people and causes they care about most, with $1 billion of that coming from birthday fundraisers alone. By dedicating their special day to a nonprofit organization, people rally their networks to support important causes.
The best part is, when you create a Facebook fundraiser, all the proceeds raised go directly to the charity of your choice! There are no administrative fees like on other fundraising platforms, so you can trust that your donation and the donations of your family and friends will go exactly where you intended.
How Your Birthday Fundraising Donations Help Children at SOS Illinois
Money raised helps support food and clothing costs, educational expenses such as tutoring and workshops, and wrap-around services such as clinical therapy and case management services. Additionally, your donations help to ensure that the children and families we serve are able to participate in extracurricular activities, family outings, and special occasions that help create memories. Your donations make our work possible, and because of your support, we are able to continue to help children in foster care grow into responsible, caring, productive, and self-reliant adults.
When you donate to help children in foster care at SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, your non-profit donations provide a stable, community environment where the children in our care have a home that is always available with full-time Foster Parents and on-site Child Welfare Specialists. Homes in our Villages are built for accommodating up to six siblings to prevent separation, and each of the children in our care is provided with mentors, tutors, counseling, recreational activities, cultural enrichment, and so much more.
Confidence in Your Donations to SOS Children’s Villages Illinois
Transparency in fundraising is important, and at SOS Illinois, we have been awarded the Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar. We also hold a Four-Star rating on Charity Navigator (the highest rating possible), and are accredited by the Council of Accreditation. These are due to the fact that we are a fiscally responsible organization ethnically using and offering transparency on the use of our funds.
You can learn more about this by visiting our Where Funds Go page.
Set Up Your Facebook Birthday Fundraiser Today
This year, celebrate your birthday with SOS Children’s Villages Illinois and all the wonderful children in our care. Use this resource and guide to get started or follow these steps to create your Facebook fundraiser for SOS Illinois.
Is your birthday far away but you’d like to donate anyway? Facebook offers the ability to create a fundraiser, no matter what time of year it is! Learn how to start your Facebook Fundraiser to help SOS Children’s Villages Illinois today.