SOS Help is entirely self-supporting and relies on donations and proceeds from fundraising events to stay up and running. The donations are dedicated to cover the costs of our telephones, premises, publicity, recruitment sessions and training. We receive no financial aid in the form of grants or subventions.
We are dependent upon the support and generosity of the English-speaking community in France and are grateful for the continued support of businesses, charities, churches and private donors.
how to donate money
If you wish to support us through a donation, you may do it it one of two ways:
Donate online with PayPal:
Mail a cheque to:
Maison des associations du 7e
4, rue Amélie
All payments are secure. Please note that 66% of your donations are tax-deductible. A tax receipt is available upon request. Additionally, a copy of our annual report is available upon request.
how to donate used books
Proceeds from fundraising events such as book sales, benefit evenings and tombolas are the other monetary sources that help SOS Help support its service. One of the most effective ways people help us is by donating used English books (still in good condition!) for our book sales. You can check our events for the latest book sale information and bring your donations directly to the sale, or if there's not an upcoming sale scheduled you may email us to coordinate a donation.
If you would like more information, call SOS Help on 01 46 21 46 46 or check out our events page for the latest fundraising events.
would you like to join "Friends of SOS Help"?
You may qualify to become a "Friend of SOS Help" by donating financially, contributing books to our book sale or volunteering your time.
Friends of SOS Help are people who wish to provide assistance to the association, but do not wish to become members of the association.
As a friend of SOS Help, you can become involved in the life of the association. You will receive information on our activities and events and be invited to attend our Annual General Meetings. If you have recently made a financial or other donation to the association and would like to find out more about becoming a Friend of SOS Help, please send a letter with your name, email address and telephone number to:
Maison des Associations du 7e
4 rue Amélie