What Does Home Mean To You?
When you lose a home, you lose more than shelter. You lose stability, security and human connections. And when your days are spent consumed with the anxiety of what your nights will bring, you lose the ability to move forward. SOS helps families move from loss to gain, from the isolating fear of homelessness to a stable home and reclaiming of their lives.
Where Do You Turn In Crisis?
Everyone, at one time or another, experiences crisis. And when a crisis hits, we all know the irreplaceable value of those who come alongside us to offer a kind word, wise counsel and a helping hand. Since 1970, SOS has been a lifeline for thousands of children, families and individuals in our communities by providing a constant and caring place to turn.
What Do You Give a Child?
Children delight in gifts. They relish play and are eager to learn. But the joys of childhood ultimately rest on a sense of security. Every parent can attest to the anxiety even seemingly small changes in routine can bring. Homelessness is a terrifying and deeply traumatic disruption for a child. SOS helps these children move from a place of fear to a place of freedom.
How Do You Show You Care?
We each have ways we most enjoy showing that we care. For some of us, it's through giving gifts. For others, it's devoting time or engaging in a kind act. SOS is strengthened by the talents of our partners and volunteers and the diverse forms their giving takes. We invite you to join us by exploring the ways you can best show you care.
Support SOS Today for Giving Tuesday!
Friday, November 04, 2016
With your help, we have responded to 32,705 requests for food just last year.
Now, we have the chance to raise $20,000 to feed people in need. A donor has agreed to match every donation to the food pantry dollar for dollar up to $10,000 from now until Giving Tuesday on November 29. These new funds are needed now more than ever.
- A gift of $25 will be matched dollar for dollar and feed 13 families!
- A gift of $50 will be matched dollar for dollar and feed 26 families!
- A gift of $100 will be matched dollar for dollar and feed 52 families!
Sign-up to Sponsor-a-Family
Friday, October 21, 2016
SOS Community Services is starting our holiday giving program early this year! Join us in giving gifts to homeless or at risk families with our Sponsor-a-Family or Sponsor-an-Apartment program. The programs allow you to either buy holiday gifts for the families or buy essential household items for recently re-housed families. Thank you for your support as we enter the holiday season!
We are grateful for all of the community groups and businesses that partner with us to make each year a success! Get involved with our holiday giving programs and support families in need in Washtenaw County. Sponsors can help in many ways such as sponsoring-a-family, apartment, or hosting a collection for SOS. Learn how to get involved below!