70 years of SOS Children’s Village
For children to develop into independent, courageous and responsible people, they need a loving home. The concept of SOS Children’s Village allows them to grow up in a warm and dignified environment, and has been helping children for 70 years – in Austria and in another 134 countries.
Overall, SOS Children’s Village runs over 570 SOS Children‘s Villages, and assists with more than 1500 further offers, such as kindergartens, schools, social centres, medical centres and emergency programmes. The SOS Children’s Village reaches a total of around 880,000 children and young people, as well as their caregivers. Thanks to this incredible multitude of offers, every child receives the help that he or she needs for their individual situation.
Thanks to this incredible multitude of offers, every child receives the help that he or she needs or their individual situation.
Since 2008, Bank Austria has been supporting the SOS Children’s Village in Austria. In 10 villages, Bank Austria took over a home sponsorship for a family. In this way, Bank Austria accompanies children and young people on their path to independence, and makes an important contribution to maintain the SOS Children’s Village families. Yet the support extends far beyond the financial contribution. In many federal states there are now close personal contacts between committed employees and SOS Children’s Village families. Thanks to regular visits, joint excursions, and gifts for the children, these contacts are continuously cultivated. This leads not only to radiant looks in the eyes of children but also to a lot of joy on the part of all adults.