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Be A Hero for a Child in Crisis

Carolyn Schmidt

Friends - thanks for clicking on my link to learn more about why children are in crisis and how you, your family, friends, church, place of work can help! Please share my link or set-up your own fundraising page. Thank you for your interest and support!

Every gift really does make a difference one child at a time. I know. I currently sponsor two children -- one in Bindura, Zimbabwe and one in Managua, Nicaragua, as well as a Village in Russia.

SOS is their home -- something my gift helps provide, along with an education and healthcare. Without a doubt, it is the best and most rewarding $105 I spend every month! Unfortunately, there are so many more children in need ...and you can help.

WHY ARE CHILDREN IN CRISIS?
Poverty, disease and humanitarian crises make children extremely vulnerable to being orphaned or abandoned or to simply losing a safe place to sleep at night. A record number of people in 2015 are living as refugees due to war, conflict and persecution. The resulting instability and violence pose critical problems for the people displaced, especially children.

HOW CAN YOU BE A HERO?
Founded in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages supports vulnerable children and their families in 134 countries and territories, including the United States. Join us and Be a Hero for a Child in Crisis by helping provide as much relief to as many vulnerable children as possible. See below for examples of what your heroism could mean.

$50
Supplies baby formula for 8 babies in Macedonia who have fled war-torn countries such as Syria with their families.

$150
Supplies food, water and shelter to 1 child in Nepal for 1 month.

$500
Helps support one-year of food, shelter, clothing, education and medical care for one child in Haiti.

$1,000
Winter clothing for 10 children in the Ukraine including jackets, shoes, gloves, a hat, and a scarf.

$10,000
Gives 5 children without a parent or guardian in Syria a year of shelter, food, psychological support and family-reunification services.

$15,000
Provides one year of primary-school tuition for 30 children in India who otherwise would not receive a quality education.

$25,000
Supplies food, water and shelter to 10 children without a parent or legal guardian in Nepal for 18 months.

$420 - Child Sponsorship
If you want to become a child sponsor, please type "CHILD SPONSORSHIP" in Donation Settings. A team member will follow-up with you to get that set-up. Or, you can sign up directly on SOS-USA.org.

GIFT BY STOCK TRANSFER
Brokerage Firm: Morgan Stanley
Contact: Steven G. Grassl
Account Number: 918-106223-003
DTC Number: 0015
Direct: (443) 259-3014
Toll Free: (888) 318-5344
Fax: (443) 276-6593

*Please note that the giving levels are meant to illustrate active SOS programs that your donation could support. Your contributions allow us the much-needed flexibility to allocate funds where it is most needed at the time we receive it.

Be a Hero for a Child in Crisis
Contact: Carolyn Schmidt, Senior Director of Individual Giving
(202) 470-5171 • cschmidt@sos-usa.org

team.sos-usa.org/BeAHero
Tax ID#: 13-6188433

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