SOS – Children`s Village worldwide

Doing good by running? Yes, it is possible. And we prove it year after year

Since 2011 already the SOS-Kinderdörfer (SOS Children`s Villages) worldwide is the official Charity Partner of METRO Marathon Düsseldorf. As part of this sustainable partnership runners use their sportive enthusiasm for the good cause.

How does it work?

The SOS-Charity Zone at KM 10 is once again part of the METRO Marathon Düsseldorf 2018. By passing through you demonstrate your solidarity to support the SOS Children´s Village. This “running” promise can be fulfilled on the official charity website of SOS. The amount of your individual donation is, of course, up to you.

Note: every single donation will be doubled by McKinsey & Company in 2018*

What else can be done?

On runners of all performance classes can create their individual charity run and collect donations for a selected project of SOS – Children`s Village worldwide, together with friends, family and fans. Especially the first (or tenth) marathon is  a good start to support this campaign. Also as a part of the company relay teams, doing good by running is a wonderful incentive. By taking part in this donation campaign all colleagues can be brought on board, either by running or donating and motivating the others. All together you can move something forward to help children in need achieve a sustainable future.

Which project is supported in 2018?

We want to support Ebola Orphans in Liberia. The SOS-Children`s Village Monrovia has accommodated 70 children after the deadly epidemic who had lost their parents by this Virus. The children are accompanied as long as they are educated and have enough self-confidence to stand on their own. Thus the SOS-Children`s Village Monrovia needs people to support them.

What has been achieved so far?

In recent years, we have been able to collect more than € 25,000 thanks to your donations and could support projects all over the world, thus we were able to:

  • give children in Ethiopia the chance to go to school
  • give a new home to children in Kosovo and Ruanda
  • assist in rebuilding the SOS Children`s Village in Tacloban, Philippines (after the terrible Taifun)
  • Support the emergency relief in Nepal after the terrible earthquake. 

We achieved a lot – a special thanks to all who have given their support.


*Every donation up to a maximum amount of € 5,000 will be doubled.

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