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26 January 2011

World Orphan Week

World Orphan Week is a week whereby SOS Children’s Villages South Africa seeks to make known the plight of every vulnerable, abandoned and orphaned child.

WOW, otherwise known as World Orphan Week is not an expression of astonishment or awe but rather, a week whereby SOS Children’s Villages South Africa seeks to make known the plight of every vulnerable, abandoned and orphaned child.

P.S. If you or your media organisation would like to get directly involved in raising funds towards SA’s orphaned, vulnerable and abandoned children you can:

  • Choose a day to dress in something ‘WOW’ to highlight the plight of orphaned and abandoned children – Wear anything from feathers, false eyelashes and bright nail polish to masks, ball gowns and top hats! Collect R5 per participant and donate the money to SOS.
  • You can display WOW posters (available from SOS) on bulletin boards in your canteens, newsrooms and passageways.
  • Buy a R5 WOW sticker from SOS Children’s Villages National Office (details below)
  • SMS the word ‘WOW’ to 40975 to donate R5.
  • Clean out your cupboards and donate old clothing, blankets and toys to a SOS Village near you (go to www.sos.org.za to view all villages).

 
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