What You Can Do

DONATE NOW TO OUR COVID-19 CRISIS APPEAL

$50 –– Can give our children in care access to educational support with a BC Certified teacher for 1 hour.

$100 –– Can help ensure a youth aging out of care has food and supplies for a week. Or can help support emergency drivers who need to take Village children, youth, or caregivers to the hospital due to crisis.

$250 –– Can help restore and restock safety materials and equipment in our Village, including face masks, soap, and hand sanitizer. Or can provide respite/relief for our caregivers for 1 day.

$500 –– Can support crisis response services for a month to ensure families and children in our programs stay safe. Or can provide gas for a month for the SOS van that drops off groceries to youth.

$1,000 –– Can help ensure youth still have a safe place to live and are able to pay their rent for a whole month. Or can ensure that 12 of our kids have a 2-3 day backyard camp experience working with cultural support workers on our 2.5 acre site.

Other: $

You can make sure kids get through every crisis by becoming a monthly donor, click here to join the club!

Designation:

Due to COVID-19 and our staff working from home, moving forward we will be mailing out tax receipts for your donations once a year in January, in time for your tax filing. Previously we have been sending them out shortly after receiving your donations. Thank you for your understanding.

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Education

Foster children unable to keep up at school, not graduating high school, skipping classes to do drugs, delayed social development, no chance of attending post-secondary

Health

Foster kids suffering from mental health conditions (FASD) and trauma, lack of nutrition, loss of culture and spirituality, emotional outbursts, becomes generational cycle

Community

Foster youth may turn to crime, communities straddled with overloaded justice system, homeless foster youth on streets, crisis in number of Indigenous kids in care

Home

Siblings moved into separate foster or group homes, lack of basic life skills, no stability, arriving to yet another foster home with belongings in garbage bag

Economy

Foster youth age out of system at 19 and lose supports, have no ID, unable to find work, leading to low selfesteem, go on welfare, financial burden on taxpayers

Education

Foster children doing well in school, graduating high school on time, partaking in hobbies, have made friends, can attend post-secondary

Health

Foster kids thriving after receiving mental health treatment, eating well, reconnected with culture, know coping strategies, generational cycle broken

Community

Foster youth engaged in good activities, justice system relieved, foster youth no longer living on the streets, Indigenous kids in care healing past trauma

Home

Siblings remain together in same home, have learned basic life skills, true stability, having the same SOS Parent from placement to adulthood

Economy

Foster youth have lifelong engagement, can live in SOS transition suite, taught how to get a job, higher self-esteem and independence, relief for taxpayers

DONATE IN MEMORIAL

Make a special gift to honour the memory of a loved one.

DONATE AS TRIBUTE

Make a gift on behalf of someone special in your life to celebrate their noteworthy occasion.

DONATE MONTHLY

The easiest and most cost-effective way to show your ongoing support is to join our SOS Village Rose Club.

DONATE BY PHONE

Contact our office at (604) 574-2964 and we will be happy to process your donation.

DONATE SECURITIES

The Canada Revenue Agency does not apply capital gains tax on donations of publicly traded securities.

DONATE THROUGH YOUR COMPANY

Show your support by getting your company involved through corporate giving.

DONATE USED GOODS

The SOS Children’s Village Thrift Store Foundation welcome donations of clean, gently used articles for resale.

SHOP AT OUR THRIFT STORES

A treasure trove of gently used items, from clothes and sporting goods, to books and collectibles, and distinctive household pieces, all at bargain prices.

FACEBOOK BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER

Is your birthday coming up? It’s easy to create a fundraiser for SOS BC on Facebook that your friends can donate to.

HELP US SHINE A LIGHT ON KIDS WHO WANT US TO BELIEVE IN THEM

Too many BC children living in foster care are in the dark, waiting for someone to reach out and be the light that shows them they do belong; that they do matter.

Every donation is an investment in healing their minds and hearts. Your gift today invests in their future. Your gift today says to these kids “You matter!”

There are a number of ways to make a donation to SOS Children’s Village BC, and every donation makes a difference. Whether you are contributing regularly or making a one-time personal donation, supporting a corporate program that contributes to SOS BC, you are doing something about children in care.

Just like personal financial planning is an investment in your future, consider your donation to SOS BC an investment in a child’s future.

“Society doesn’t seem to care about those left behind, we just turn a blind eye to it. And that’s why these children have been forgotten. Unless you have gone through this yourself, many have no compassion for these children who have done absolutely nothing wrong.”

SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGE BC HAS ALWAYS LED

  • We are a leader in developing a better model of care, separate from the provincial system – setting the standard for the care of foster children and youth in British Columbia
  • We help the most vulnerable and least visible children in our society
  • The state of foster care is “a North American epidemic”, as the 1st Annual SOS International Foster Awards winner Tom Watson put it
  • Our goal is to fundamentally improve child and youth welfare in BC
  • We are the only SOS Village in Canada and are proud of bringing international best practices for the care of children to British Columbia
  • We are financially autonomous from SOS Children’s Villages Canada
  • We only receive 10% of our funding from the provincial government, receive no federal support, and rely on donations from caring individuals like you

Watch a truly inspiring video clip about one of our donors. Service Above Self Surrey Youth (SASSY) Award winner Amelia Misak talks about her passion to help children, both in dance and in supporting SOS Children’s Village BC.