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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 2019. 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.

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 2019?

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This year, we support our SOS children´s village in Adobo-Gare, Ivory Coast. The village was founded in 1971, as the first children´s village in Africa at all. Today, 100 children are given a loving home in Adobe-Gare. They experience the love of a mother and can recover from trauma. The children were encouraged and supported until they start dreaming again.

What has been achieved so far?

In recent years, we have been able to collect more than € 30,000 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
  • Support Ebola Orphans in Liberia after the deadly epidemic 

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


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