Today’s children will create the future of the world. So now more than ever it is important to support a commitment to true social change that will benefit children worldwide. That is why LightSources supports the mission of SOS Children’s Villages in Europe.
SOS Children’s Villages is an international federation with 117 individual associations that support the objectives, statutes, standards of child care and rigorous financial and administrative practices of the organization. It was founded in 1949 in Imst, Austria, with an original goal to assist children who had lost homes, security and families as a result of World War II. It has since expanded to help children all over the world.
The SOS Children’s Village innovative concept in children’s welfare organizations is to provide a family approach to the long-term care of abandoned children or those without parents. Each child receives the care of a parent, typically a mother, who provides a close relationship with every child in her care by providing love, security and stability. She lives with the children entrusted to her care, leads the household and nurtures the development of each child while respecting their religion, culture and family background. The children live together, natural brothers and sisters always staying together in the same SOS family, and develop emotional ties that last a lifetime.
A great need of late in Europe has been the civil war in Syria and the tremendous number of children who have lost their families not to mention countless refugees of all ages. SOS Children’s Villages in both Syria and Serbia have stepped up their efforts with two mobile teams that help refugees in numerous ways to stay healthy both physically and mentally and to continue their journey to safe havens within other European countries.
At LightSources we are proud to support SOS Children’s Village in Europe and encourage everyone to help in any way they can.
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