Working with SOS Children
Hundreds of organisations, from small businesses to global corporations, have a role in the future of generations of children around the world through working with the charity SOS Children. Your company too can make a contribution to a brighter future for children, and learn just how inspiring those children can be. By working with SOS Children as your charity partner you can place Corporate Responsibility at the heart of your business, like these companies have done:
"BT believes in the power of communication to make a better world and, by bringing broadband internet access to 20 Children’s Villages across Africa, we hope to improve thousands of lives"
Kevin Taylor, President BT Asia, Middle East & Africa
"AMEC has been supporting SOS Children for several years. We particularly appreciate their global footprint and local involvement. AMEC has matched employee fundraising for specific villages as well as for disaster response appeals to help Chile, Haiti, Pakistan and East Africa. We are very proud that our cooperation with SOS Children can make a difference where it is needed."
Tereza Urbankova, Internal Communications Manager
"HSBC has worked closely with SOS Children for over five years. We value their global reach, and also their approach to creating a family atmosphere to help children and young people work towards a positive future. SOS also welcome our local staff to contribute to the children's education and sense of belonging, and this involvement is something that we know motivates our people and helps not only SOS, but also HSBC - it's a truly win / win partnership.”
Simon Martin, Head, Group Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Holdings plc
"Pinsent Masons are proud to support the excellent work which SOS Children does and it gives us a great story to tell clients and contacts"
“I really value the support we get from our SOS Children account manager – we are in regular contact, be that around employee-led fundraising; corporate reporting; or ways to further improve the impact of our partnership work. It is essential to have a strong ally for effective collaboration.”
Marie Broad, CSR Manager
Having been a supporter of SOS Children since 2008, Afren have committed to funding the entire costs of our Family Strengthening Programme in Aboisso, Cote d'Ivoire. This programme provides essential financial, medical and educational support to around 70 families suffering from the effects of AIDS and crippling poverty.
British Airways kindly provides SOS Children with free charity flights which have helped support our vital work worldwide. In particular, during 2011-2012, BA is supporting the evolving ‘Our Africa’ project (www.our-africa.org).
Chavin are a new Peruvian culture inspired jewellery company which has 'do-nating' at the heart of its business. Every single piece of jewellery sold benefits SOS Children's “Luz y Vida” programme in Lima, Peru. Luz y Vida improves the economic situation of local families by providing training, education and essential support. A jewellery making course teaches single mothers to create their own commercial jewellery, inspiring enterprises of their own.
Georgia Pacific, one of the world's biggest paper manufacturers, raised £40,000 from promotional packs of Nouvelle Soft and Kittensoft toilet paper to build a new toilet block for the children of Damview School in Chipata, Zambia. The toilet block brought facilities with running water to the school, and the hundreds of children who attend it, for the first time.
The enthusiastic staff of investment advisors MGPA have raised tens of thousands of pounds with their efforts since 2008. SOS Children's charity projects in Portugal, Greece, Thailand and China have been among those who have benefitted, while the staff challenges undertaken have ranged from Christmas charity auctions, the three peaks challenge, and fancy dress events among many others.
B2B social networking specialists Network Sunday are applying their knowledge and expertise in marketing to help SOS Children link with new corporate partners. This innovative approach will help the charity continue our life-changing work into the future.
Nutricia, a Danone company
The staff of Nutricia, an advanced medical nutrition company, have raised almost £30,000 for the charity over more than three years through book clubs, physical challenges and recycling schemes. Their dedicated support has helped build a new SOS Children's Village in Chipata, Zambia where HIV/AIDS and poverty have meant that one in six of all children are orphans and in desperate need of the work of this charity.
Off-shore law firm Ogier have been big supporters of our SOS Children's Village in Basse, The Gambia since 2009. In particular, through payroll giving, generous corporate support and employee fundraising for the charity, Ogier has enthusiastically backed our SOS Children primary school in Basse, which in 2011 was named 'School of the Year' by the Gambian government.
Smiffy's, the leading fancy dress company in the UK, have been partners with SOS Children since 2011, making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and families in Zambia. The energy and creativity of the Smiffy's team drive forward new fundraising initiatives to support SOS Children's programmes in Chipata, Zambia.
Since 2009 Subsea 7 has developed a very close relationship with SOS Children's Village Benguela in Angola. Over this time Subsea 7 has become a true partner for the charity, the Village, and the children who call it home. They have provided much needed equipment and services on the ground as well as sponsoring ten children. Subsea 7's staff are enthusiastic supporters and engage in a range of fundraising activities.
Tottenham Hotspur FC
World famous Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur are proud supporters of this charity, and in particular our SOS Children's Village in Rustenburg, South Africa. As well as the players each sponsoring an SOS child, Spurs use their immense public profile to raise awareness for the charity, and give one home game a season to generate funds and promote our work.