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This Holiday Season, Your Kindness Can Give A Struggling Youth In Foster Care The Right Start In Life

 

 
It is a Village by name but for the foster children, youth, and parents who live here, it is simply referred to as home.

But more than the five beautiful homes - with basement suites for youth aging out of care - and the picturesque setting, the Village represents a unique model of healing. It functions to provide some of the very things that these children have lost. The Village provides a sense of community, connection and belonging, in a system where isolation is all too frequent. This Village shouts to youth in foster care, "You Matter!"

And because of their unique experiences and vulnerabilities, kids living in foster care require consistent opportunities where they are able to experience success. Only then can they feel as though they are worth something; that they belong just as much as any other child. Given the range of special needs among these children, several programs are in place to give them the tools necessary to grow into successful and contributing adults.

These kids have expressed to us that their neighbours within the Village are like extended family and many say that even though they are all different, they are all in foster care and can share that with one another.

With your help, we can continue to offer a village of support, both for the children/youth living in the Village and in our communities. Thanks for being an Undercover Superhero this Christmas!

*Note: Donations will be allocated to meet the most pressing needs for the foster children/youth in our Village and outreach programs. Your donation may not be used for the specific items indicated.
 

By Giving to SOS BC You Will Receive:

  • a tax receipt for gifts of $20 or more
  • special invitations to exciting annual community events
  • a quarterly newsletter with updates on how your gift is helping

 


 

SOS Children's Villages is the largest privately funded child development organization in the world for orphaned/abandoned children, operating over 572 villages in 134 countries. SOS BC is the only Village in Canada. We provide homes, a supportive community, and programs to help foster children and youth in need grow into caring, self-reliant adults. We are financially autonomous from SOS Children's Villages Canada and receive less than 20% of our funding from the provincial government and no federal funding.

 

 
Yes! I will gladly donate to the Holiday Season Challenge and give hope to a child or youth:
 
 $100 – Can provide a "welcome home" package for a new arrival to the Village (Pajamas, toys, toiletries, and other basics to make them feel welcome, and most importantly, a name plate for their room door).
 
 $250 – Can fund a session of the Village Learning Club - providing socialization and academic support.
 
 $500 – Can cover the cost of sports equipment and fees for a year for a child in care.
 
 $1,000 – Can provide therapy for a year to help a young person deal with the trauma they have experienced.
 
 $12,000 – Can cover the rent to house a homeless youth in a semi-independent suite in our Village.

 

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Donate Monthly

The easiest and cost-effective way to show your ongoing support is to join the SOS Village Rose Club.
 

Donate by Text or Phone

Text SOSKIDS to 30333 to give $20 on your cell. Or call our office at 604-574-2964 or email office@sosbc.org.
 

Additional Donation Options

Help get your company involved through corporate giving.
 

 

 

 

 

It Takes a Village

 

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