#MUMSMATTER Celebrate your mum!

SOS Children’s Villages provides mothers for orphaned and abandoned children and supports mothers in struggling families to ensure the best possible care for children worldwide.

SOS Children’s Villages builds Villages that house vulnerable children within families of a mother and siblings, supported by a community structure and meeting care, education and medical needs of those in the Village and the surrounding community.

The love of a mother for a child who has been orphaned or abandoned is irreplaceable. SOS Children’s Villages employs over 5,000 SOS mothers, inspirational women, who look after 60,000 orphaned and abandoned children in 125 countries worldwide. Each SOS mother raises a generation of children, preparing them for independent adult life.

Mums Matter is all about celebrating your mum and the role of a mum through stories, photos, videos, events and experiences.

In the run up to Mother’s Day on 26 March, we are highlighting the work of our amazing SOS mothers around the world, because we believe that Mums really matter!

Give more children around the world a great mum so that they can become happy, successful and fulfilled people


Celebrate you mum with #MumsMatter any day of the year.
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Make a Mother's Day card

Show your mum how much she matters by making your very own Mother's Day card from our template.

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The SOS mother

SOS mothers have a hugely positive impact on the lives of the children they love and care for and they are at the heart of what we do as a charity.
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This Mother's Day give a child a mum

Instead of giving a traditional gift this Mother’s Day, why not donate to SOS Children and help us give children who are completely alone the love of an SOS mother.
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What SOS mothers have to say

SOS mothers from around the world talk about their experiences.
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SOS children talk about their mums

SOS children share their stories and thank their SOS mothers.
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Explore SOS

SOSUK welcomes call to end ‘heartbreak’ of refugee family reunion rules

Aid agency SOS Children’s Villages UK welcomed comments by Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott on the need to change immigration rules that keep families apart.

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You can help children who have lost their parents. They may have been orphaned by AIDS, natural disaster or conflict. Poverty may have forced their parents to give them up, or they may have been separated from their family by war.