In a land flocked to by millions of sun and fun seeking tourists worldwide, a land flowing with natural beauty, vegetation and resources, there is a small community of little children who lives would be in peril if it weren’t for a group of people who stop the steamroller of generational destruction and change lives in a positive way daily.
These people are uplifting the lives of children who would literally be living on the streets, under bridges, in crack houses and in a world where the word “hope” is only found in a dictionary … too bad they neither would be able to afford, nor read one.
As CEO of The Sunshine Workshop, I was rendered speechless when I heard their stories of how they came to the village.
One child was literally found under a bridge – some are dropped off by parents who know they cannot care for the child properly – some are brought by the local police – some know their parents – some never will.
When I visited in February, a little girl was spending her first week at the SOS Village ~ she didn’t speak and even at 6 years old, was soiling her bed as a reflection of the stress she was escaping from.
Her luck had just turned however, she was escaping TO the wonderful, loving village of SOS which has children’s communities worldwide, where she would receive the continual gift of community, family, education, healthcare, sports and a sense of community and civic duty. SOS provides loving homes for over 90,000 children worldwide and depend solely on contributions from people and corporations. (https://www.soschildrensvillages.ca)
This November 17, 2012, we have the opportunity to support the SOS Children’s Villages by attending The Austrian Ball of Montreal (http://www.balviennoisdemontreal.org/tickets.htm ).
SOS was originally founded in Austria after WW2 to house, love and educate the myriad of new orphans after the carnage of the war and has expanded their breadth ever since ~ they now are worldwide, but their roots originate in Austria.
All donations and ticket prices are tax deductible as a Canadian charitable donation.
For more details please contact Anita Hold: 514-369-2339; firstname.lastname@example.org