All donations go directly to SOS Children's Villages, automatically. The donation portal is directly linked to SOS Children's Villages. 5intheSky does not decide where the funds are allocated or how they are used, however Donors can request their donation go towards specific areas or causes.
Since 1949, SOS Children's Villages has been guided by a basic principle: a loving home for every child. SOS Children's Villages is the world’s largest organization focused on ensuring that children and young people without parental care or at risk of losing it grow up with the care, relationships and support they need to become their strongest selves.
As a child, you need someone who truly sees you – who stands by you no matter what. Someone who holds you close when you are small and believes in you when you are ready to grow into your own and step into the world. But today, 1 in 10 children and young people are separated from their families, abandoned, neglected or forced to live in an abusive environment, growing up without the support they need to prepare themselves for their future. The effects often last a lifetime, creating a harmful cycle that repeats from one generation to the next. Together, we are here to break this cycle and to prevent it from happening in the first place. Where they have lost their voice, we help them find it again. Where they have lost the ability to trust and connect with others, we show them that they belong. And where they lack confidence, we build up their courage and skills to thrive in the future.
We are here for children and young people no matter their background, experience, culture, heritage, religion, sexual orientation, political alignment, gender, disability or origin. They are our priority and we do whatever it takes to ensure that they grow up empowered with trust and a feeling of belonging. Though our organization is expressly non-governmental, non-political and non-denominational, our work is adapted to local contexts and customs, as it must be in order for us to reach those who need our support.
SOS Children’s Villages Canada believes that a caring, stable family environment is vital to a child’s development and overall well-being. We work directly with families, communities, and public authorities in order to keep children and families together, and to address the root causes of child separation. Using a holistic child-centered approach, we provide direct care, education, and health services to children who have lost, or are at risk of losing, parental care. In times of humanitarian crises, we protect children and support families to prevent the
loss of care. We are an international non-governmental and non-denominational organization. Through our work in 136 countries and territories, we strive for the full realization of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Alternative Care Guidelines.
With a local presence in 136 countries, SOS Children’s Villages currently operates:
555 Children’s Villages
600 youth facilities
100 vocational training centers
624 social centers with Family Strengthening Programs
74 medical clinics
>20 emergency relief programs
SOS serves an estimated 1.26 million
beneficiaries around the world.
5 in the Sky chose to partner with SOS for multiple reasons. SOS Children's Villages is a secular global charity that is recognized world wide, not only for their work but for the high ethical standards they hold. SOS Children's Villages also maintains a high level of transparency, and makes it clear that their only focus is the vulnerable children under their care.