Meet Our Celebrated Ambassadors

SOS Children’s Villages Ambassadors are a vital part of our work internationally. Around the world, significant figures in a number of walksof life have shown their commitment to the children in our care by lending their name to our charity and helping to promote our work.

GLOBAL

Jordin Sparks
Grammy Nominated Recording Artist

“SOS Children’s Villages is on the ground, helping support children who have lost their parents and extended families and providing them with a loving, nurturing environment.”

Djimon Hounsou
Academy Award Nominated Actor

“I am proud to know that in Benin, children who may have lost everything else have not lost their chance to grow up in the wonderful environment that SOS Children’s Villages provides. On behalf of the children of Benin, please accept my thanks for the work you do.”

Sarah Ferguson
Duchess of York

“SOS Children’s Villages provides the permanency, the support, the ability for these children to be able to take their shoes off and really kick back and learn about healing and learn about their lives.”

Desmond Tutu
South African Anglican Archbishop and Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

“SOS Children’s Villages is a first-rate organization and I very much admire everybody working there.”

Leonardo DiCaprio
Academy Award Winner

Leonardo DiCaprio first became involved with SOS Children’s Villages in 2007 while filming the movie Blood Diamond in Mozambique. SOS children were asked to be extras in the film and were able to spend part of their summer break traveling to the location and working on the movie set with DiCaprio and other actors.

Queen Noor of Jordan

“SOS Children’s Villages in its noble and inspiring example offers love and hope to all children of the world.”

Anna Netrebko
One of the Most Famous Opera Singers in the World

“I have decided to support SOS Children’s Villages because I think that an organization such as that, which is so focused on supporting children in need, deserves all our support.”

Anne-Sophie Mutter
World Famous German Violinist

“I’d like to ask you to support – with all the energy you can – the emergency relief activities of SOS Children’s Villages.”

Dalai Lama
Spiritual Leader of the Tibetan People

“The splendid work done by SOS Children’s Villages is charity where deeds speak louder than words.”

Princess Salimah Aga Khan
Visited SOS Children’s Village BC in 2017

“I joined SOS Children’s Villages after my first visit to their facilities in Polynesia, where I was also able to meet the children. At SOS Children’s Villages a positive change can be seen in the children after a single year.”

Angelina Jolie
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and Academy Award Winner

“The SOS model of providing care for children without parental care is one of the best, as they are still in a family setting within their own country.”

LOCAL

Shell Busey
Creator
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Eleni Georgantas
Teacher
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Klaus Kittel
Retired Manager
Lufthansa Airlines
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Calvin Helin
President & CEO
Eagle Group of Companies
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Anne Longakit
Miss Lower Mainland BC
UBC Student
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Tom Watson
Founder
Recreation Excellence & Your Better Life
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Aman Jina
Youth Ambassador
SOS Children's Village BC
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Lyle Green
Grey Cup Winner
BC Lions (Retired)
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Bob Lenarduzzi
President
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
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