Vegas Partner Lounge would like to thank our players who participated in the Naughty November promotion. With your help we were able to be nice and raise an astonishing $18,000, which we have donated to SOS Children's Villages South Africa. Together, we have made a meaningful difference in the lives of orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children.
Why SOS Children's Villages?
South Africa is a nation plagued by poverty as well as diseases such as HIV and AIDS which cripple and kill the breadwinners of families struggling to put food on the table. Children are often left destitute and alone, but with SOS Children's Villages they do have somewhere to turn.
SOS Children's Villages is an international organisation founded in Austria in 1949 and has since expanded to 133 countries. The organisation pioneered a family approach to long-term care for orphaned and abandoned children. Each village, of which there are eight in South Africa, is made up of homes where children can feel safe and loved and grow up with the companionship of peers under the permanent care of a foster mother. Children's individual interests and talents are encouraged and education and skills training is provided.
In addition to the villages, SOS Children's Villages South Africa run a Family Strengthening programme with the aim of preventing the abandonment of children by providing support for families caring for orphans and vulnerable children. The organisation also has three Community Social Centres in South Africa where they run projects around childcare skills, income generation, youth activities and HIV and AIDS awareness.
Thanks to you!
The organisation relies heavily on donations and each contribution assists them in providing better facilities, rescuing more children, running more projects and supporting more vulnerable families. We are proud of having played a part and our players who made it possible should be too.