While in South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, couple Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons visited families at the SOS Children’s Villages, an organization that focuses on the long-term care of children.
“SOS Children’s Villages is fantastic. SOS gives children a strong family connection and helps them to dream big…of a brighter future. As I watch the World Cup athletes who are so focused and dedicated, I appreciate that SOS Children’s Villages is helping children who would otherwise only be dreaming of their next meal, to feel the security that allows them to dream bigger dreams…like one day competing in the World Cup,” says Djimon.
About SOS Children’s Villages
For 60 years, SOS Children’s Villages has been dedicated to providing family-based, long-term services to children without parental care, who can no longer grow up with their biological families. They also focus on preventing the conditions that cause children to be orphaned and abandoned. Through their Children’s Villages, Family Strengthening Programs, and other initiatives, SOS impacts the lives of over 1 million people each year. In 2009, SOS Children’s Villages received the Save the World Award. SOS has also received numerous honors including the Mother Teresa Gold Medal, the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, and the Vietnam Friendship Medal. For more information about SOS Children’s Villages, visit www.sos-usa.org.
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