Legacy Stories

Nothing in life is as strong as a mother’s love for her children. I had that kind of love from my mother when I was little – and I know that much of why I am the woman I am today is because of that incredible love. Life’s greatest tragedy – in my opinion at least – is a child who must struggle through his or her early years without the support and guidance of a loving mother. That’s why I consider it such a noble cause to help orphaned and abandoned children find a mother’s love when that tragedy occurs.
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From Loss to Legacy

SOS Village Sierra Leone

And so it is each time I learn that one of our supporters has left this world, I feel genuine sadness at their passing. I’ve been moved to tears at times contemplating such losses.
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A Gift of Love

The Wilms

Their visits to the southern region of Africa in particular were very special and hence the reason their bequest will continue to give support to the children and families of the Mbabane area through the financial support of an SOS family home.
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Jula's Story

Jula Hughes and her Family

Do you recall the first time you encountered SOS Children’s Villages? For Jula, there isn’t one specific moment. She’s known about SOS Children’s Villages her entire life.
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A Lifetime of Giving

Elsie and Paul Mandel

“They loved each other, they grew together, they donated together.”
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Maré Olito's Story

Maré Olito

“These children are like family. We are a global village and if I can leave a legacy, even the smallest gift in a will like mine, just to make sure that even one child is cared for, then I know I’ve made all the difference in the world.”
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Your Legacy - Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

SOS Child Kissing Mom

Your generosity gives generations of children a better life. A home, the opportunity to attend school, and a loving family led by a dedicated SOS mother, can make the world of difference to a child.
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