Sigma Beta Rho National Philanthropy
S.O.S. Children’s Villages International
As a fraternity that is heavily invested in service, we have chosen S.O.S. Children’s Villages International to be our national philanthropy. This foundation has been working with disadvantaged families around the world (over 133 different countries) since 1960 in order to prevent crises that can lead to family separation. The focus is on abandoned, destitute and orphaned children requiring family-based child care. Millions of children worldwide are living without their biological families therefore S.O.S. provides about 50,000 such children and 15,000 young adults with a permanent new family, with a ’24 hours a day’ new SOS mother to provide family-based care.
We have isolated this as a worthwhile focus since the youth are truly the world’s most valuable long-term renewable resource. Concordantly, we want to plant the seeds of the future now by properly cultivating the present. The underprivileged youth are among the greatest tragedies across humanity. It is our inherent responsibility as concerned global citizens to assess how we might best assist those who need it the most and follow through in providing them with opportunities graciously afforded to ourselves.
In the past, we have raised over $13,000 in a single year to put towards constructing new villages and maintaining the already existing 450+ villages worldwide.
As of 2009, we have officially and exclusively allied ourselves with SOS Children’s Village International, an organization that directly impacts the lives of underprivileged children across the world. By helping to provide orphans with caring families and helping poverty-stricken children overcome their plight, we are making the definitive difference in the lives of dozens of children.
Ari Stillman | Brother Haywire – Kappa Chapter (2012-2013 National President)
Nationwide Community Service Efforts
Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc. is dedicated in giving back to the society. From the national, regional, and chapter level we have put together efforts to help out within our local communities to worldwide disasters.