SOS Children’s Villages helps almost 60,000 children in 125 countries around the world. Without our supporters, we could not do this. Here, you can discover all the best ways to help such as fundraising or raising awareness for us.
LEAVE A GIFT IN YOUR WILL
What better way to be remembered than to have given a child a future? A gift in your will can contribute to providing a loving family home and a community for children.
Your gift could also make a significant change by strengthening communities who need our help. It could provide the life-changing opportunity of education for a vulnerable child. Your gift can help to ensure that our work continues into the future and gives hope for a lifetime. Every gift makes a difference.
We understand that leaving a legacy is a special and personal decision. We will use your gift wisely and cost-effectively so that it has the greatest impact for children.
Thank you for considering leaving a gift in your Will to SOS Children’s Village If you’d like to talk to us about leaving a gift in your will, please get in touch.
DONATE WHILST SHOPPING
Every time you shop online head to easyfundraising, choose SOS Children’s Villages as your charity, pick the retailer and shop as usual. You earn money from the retailer for your purchase which can be turned into a donation at no cost to you.
Make a restaurant reservation via ChariTable, select SOS Children’s Villages and the restaurant will donate £1 for every diner to us at absolutely no cost to you.
Ebay for Charity
Selling stuff on eBay is a quick and easy way to get rid of your old stuff. If you're fundraising for charity, eBay will let you sell for free. So give your unwanted things a good home and go eBay crazy for SOS Children's Villages.
Give as you Live
Shop with your favourite stores online and a donation will be made to SOS Children's Villages without costing you a penny extra. Shop at thousands of leading stores like Amazon, Expedia and John Lewis. Get started raising money for SOS Children's Villages today
Savoo Search, Save and Raise
An innovative way of donating. Simply use Savoo Search as your default search engine (the same way as you would your crrent search engine) and Savoo will donate 1p for every search. If you’re looking to do some online shopping and want to get a great deal, Savoo has thousands of voucher codes and deals that will help you save money & they will donate to SOS Children's Villages at the same time.
BUY A GIFT CARD
An SOS Children’s Villages UK gift card is always welcome and can be used to buy the perfect gift, while supporting us.
The gift cards are available online. Each gift card collects a donation (100% + all gift aid comes straight to us), and can then be used to buy the ideal gift at over 21,000 top retail locations across the UK. You can add a personal message and have it delivered directly to friends & family on whatever day you choose.
GIVE IN MEMORY
Remembering someone who you cared for by donating to a cause that was dear to them during their lifetime is a wonderful way to pay tribute.
A gift in memory of any size will help SOS Children’s Villages support children and families at risk and help prevent child abandonment and neglect. There are lots different ways to give in tribute to a loved one to choose from. For example:
- Create a tribute page on an online giving website such as Virgin Money Giving or BT MyDonate which you can personalise.
- Request donations in lieu of flowers or collect funeral donations.
- Set up a monthly donation.
PAYROLL GIVING FOR EMPLOYEES
Payroll giving enables employees to donate to any UK charity straight from their wages. Your donation will come to us automatically every month, straight from your pay packet, until you decide to cancel it. This means that once it is set up, you don’t have to worry about remembering to give again.
Payroll giving is the most tax efficient way that you can donate to SOS Children’s Villages. This is because the donation comes out before tax is deducted from your earnings. This means that in order to donate a total of £10, you would only need to pay £8 from your salary If you pay a higher rate of income tax than the basic rate, this could be even more.
If your employer doesn’t offer payroll giving, why not suggest that they start? It’s virtually cost-free and can help them meet their corporate social responsibility commitments (CSR) while enhancing their relationship with their employees.
Gift Aid a scheme enabling registered charities like SOS Children’s Villages to reclaim tax on a donation made by a UK taxpayer, effectively increasing the amount of the donation.
It allows us to claim back the basic rate tax paid by our supporters. In this way we can increase the value of donations at no extra cost to the donor.
SOS Children reclaims the tax from HM Revenue & Customs on donations at their ‘gross’ equivalent – its value before tax was deducted at the basic rate. Currently the rate is 20%. The amount of tax reclaimed can be worked out by dividing the amount donated by five. This means that for every £1 donated, an extra 25 pence can be claimed by the charity and added to the donation.
To become part of the scheme you will need to make a Gift Aid Declaration to SOS Children’s Villages UK.
By spreading the word about the work we do, you are enabling us to grow and help more children across the world find a loving family for life.
For example you can show your support for SOS Children’s Villages by including a footer on your email. It’s a fantastic way to raise awareness of our charity every time you send a message.
You can use the power of social media to help us to spread our message and give children a brighter future.
Connect with us on social media to get the latest news from SOS Children’s Villages and updates about our projects around the world. You can also ask us questions, share your opinions and meet other supporters.
You can share our ‘Sponsor a Child’ video on social media by clicking on ‘share’ at the top right of this video:
TEXT TO DONATE
Text-to-donate is a quick and easy way to donate to SOS Children’s Villages UK.
SOS Children’s Villages UK will receive 100% of all text donations! So every penny really does count.
If you would like to donate £5 to us, just text now.
The following campaign is live:
Text LOVE25 £5 to 70070 to give £5
Your text will be charged at £5 plus one message at your standard network rate (based on your service provider rates); the charge will show on your bill and the sender will show as a five digit number.
Your donations will be used to help vulnerable children worldwide.
Terms & conditions:
Please note you can only donate from a UK mobile phone number. You must obtain permission from the bill payer before sending a text message. You must be 16 years old or over to send a text donation.
SOS Children’s Village does not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any telephone, telephone network or line, system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any text being lost, delayed or not properly received.
Your data will be handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will only be used to keep you informed about our fundraising, activities, events and services. We will not share your information with any third party organisations except where such transfer is a necessary part of our activities, or we are required to do so by operation of law.
ORGANISE A CHARITY EVENT
Your fundraising event for SOS Children's Villages UK will make a lasting contribution to the lives of vulnerable children around the world.
While having a great time you will also play a vital role in the work we do caring for orphaned and abandoned children.
What do you want to do? Pick an activity that you and your friends love. There aren’t any rules so you can choose anything you want. Maybe you’re passionate about ice hockey or a whiz at chess – in that case, why not make your next match a charity challenge? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to jump out of a plane but never had the guts. If you’re feeling retro, why not stage a jousting tournament or a team-scrumping contest?
OK, we’re being a bit silly now. But the point is this – nothing is too simple or too ambitious. Feel free to be as daring, creative or just plain crazy as you like.
Got your own fundraising idea? That’s brilliant! We want to hear all about it. We can provide all the resources and guidance you need to make your fundraiser a success.