Spreading the Joy

I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by and that the Christmas holidays are approaching. This time of year always makes me reflect back and I am reminded of all that I am thankful for. It has definitely been a great year for Sweet Silk and I am overwhelmed by all the love and support from my amazing family and friends, all of the encouraging feedback and complements from our customers, all the press and awareness of our company through just word of mouth.  I feel so thankful that I felt it was important to give back.  So this year Sweet Silk will donate portions of the holiday sale to an amazing organization called SOS Children’s Village.  SOS Children’s Villages is the world’s largest charity dedicated to orphaned and abandoned children.

I first learned of SOS through my best friend who recently began volunteering for SOS.  I was particularly drawn to this organization because their mission is to build families for orphaned or abandoned children, help keep siblings together and build homes, education facilities and even entire communities. SOS originated in Austria in 1949 (after World War II) and spread to India in 1964, when the first SOS Village was built in Greenfields (in the suburbs of Delhi). Since, they have expanded to spread their efforts worldwide and are now present in 133 countries with over 540 Children’s Villages. SOS now has the largest presence, with 40 Children’s Villages, in India (where over 20 million children lost their parents).

Family and especially the bond between siblings is one of the most important things for any child and it has been for me as well. So, I thought this was a great opportunity for me to not only help spread the word but support a great cause.  Please take the time to read more about SOS Children’s Villages at www.SOS-INDIA.org.

This holiday season spread the joy by sending someone a Sweet Silk Holiday Gift Box and help SOS in their efforts to help children all over the world.