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Downloadable resources

International Literacy Day image. A girl reading at a table.At SOS Children we value the commitment of our supporters who give their time, energy and donations to help the children in our care. On this page are a variety of resources to help you learn more about our work and help raise awareness of SOS Children.

If you are a supporter, you might be interested in subscribing to our twice-yearly magazine or monthly email newsletter. If you are a teacher, you might find our lesson plans useful.  If you want to find out more about our finances, our annual reports are available.

Annual Review

Our accounts and annual reviews are available from our charity accounts section.

Fundraising Resources

Gift Aid Form

If you are a UK taxpayer, completing this Gift Aid form will increase the value of your donation by 25% at no extra cost to you.

Event and Challenge Sponsorship Form

We have an event and challenge sponsorship form if you want to raise money for SOS Children.  Please use this form to get friends and family to pledge their donation.  Alternatively you can raise money for us on MyDonate, Justgiving or Virgin Money Giving.

General Information

Email newsletter

Each month, we send our supporters an email packed full of news about our work around the world. If you want to keep in touch, sign up for our email newsletter.

Family Matters

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Family Matters provides a very special insight into the work of SOS Children.

If you would like to subscribe electronically to our email version, go to our form here.

Download the latest edition of Family Matters in PDF format by clicking on the image to the left or link above.

Click here to take a look at back issues of Family Matters...

We merged Family Matters and its sister publication Fundraising Matters some time ago. Back issues of Fundraising Matters showcase the amazing work of some of our many supporters. Browse the collection.

Sponsorship handbook

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We send you this handbook when you sponsor an SOS Child or Village. It is designed to help you get the most from your sponsorship and answer any questions you may have.



Companies brochure

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This Companies brochure is for those interested in learning how SOS Children can work with companies as part of their corporate social responsibilities programmes.

SOS Children and you

An introduction to the work of SOS Children

This short introduction to the work of SOS Children encapsulates the many ways we support vulnerable families and children, and how you can help.


SOS Children in focus

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SOS Children in focus is a two-page fact-sheet giving an overview of our work around the world.

Educational Resources

Wikipedia for Schools

A child-friendly version of the Wikipedia website. Visit the Wikipedia for Schools website.

Our Africa

A truly eye-opening collection of videos by African children across the continent showing what it is really like to grow up in Africa. Visit Our Africa.

Lesson Plans:

Lesson plans and resources on the following topics are available to download here for free.  Have a look through them and see if they would be interesting to your students:

All the materials on this page are free. For more information or to request any of these materials, please call 01223 365 589 or email info@soschildren.org.


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