upcoming events

Here's what is currently happening at SOS Help. Remember to check back often for the latest events or sign up for our email bulletins!

Spring Book Sale 2018

Sunday, March 18th
12 pm to 4 pm
Orrick Law Offices
31, avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie
75016 Paris
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Books and DVDs are only 2€! We have books in every category, with a ton of general fiction, young adult, and children's books. Be sure to tell your friends about this great way to get inexpensive books, meet other people in the English-speaking community, and support our organisation!

We appreciate your donations. To donate books in good condition, simply bring them to the sale on Sunday.

We will also have a bake sale where you can get all kinds of fabulous homemade sweet and savory goodies as well as perk up with a little coffee.

We'd like to thank Orrick for generously donating their space to us once again. Please note that Orrick staff will not be able to answer any questions so contact SOS Help with ALL inquiries related to the book sale. Thanks!

Want to Volunteer?

Volunteer to listen on our English-speaking help line and/or support the listeners with fundraising and publicity!

Stop by one of our information sessions:

February 1, 7, or 15
7:00 pm
American Church of Paris
65 Quai d'Orsay
75007 Paris

You only need to attend ONE session. All volunteers must be available to attend our mandatory all-day training session on Saturday, March 17. You can find out what we're looking for in a volunteer here.

previous events

Here's a taste of some of our previous events and fundraisers. Remember to check back often for the latest events or sign up for our email bulletins!

Book and Bake Sales

Thanks to everyone who helps make each book sale a success! Because of your support, we raise funds to support the SOS Help line year-round.

We'd like to give a special thanks to the following:

  • Everyone who buys books and goodies
  • Everyone who donates books and goodies
  • All the volunteers who donate their time and energy to help make the sales a success
  • Orrick and St. Joseph's Church for lending us their premises
  • The generous expat and online community who help spread the word about the sale
  • Janina Rossiter, author and illustrator of the Tovi the Penguin series of children's books, for providing children's story hour. For more information about her books, check out her site: ToviThePenguin.com.
  • Claire Vinchon from Small Iz Beautiful for donating Nespresso
  • Sugarplum Cake Shop, Chal India, chef Nicolas Houlbert, and 5th Avenue Cookies for donating goodies
  • WH Smith for donating books for the raffle
  • Smash Porcelaine for donating hand-made espresso cups for the raffle
  • Indian Ocean for donating an "Initiation to Bollywood" dance class for the raffle

We look forward to seeing you at the next one! Be sure to sign up for our bulletins to be notified of the next sale date!

Photo Credits: www.SophiaPagan.com
Photo Credits: www.SophiaPagan.com

Support National Suicide Prevention Day

This year's World Suicide Prevention Day was September 10 and the theme was "one world connected." SOS Help was represented on the day with fellow organisations at the "village associative" held to raise awareness at the market in Place Baudoyer.

If you have a blog or newsletter, feel free to us to help raise awareness of our emotional support line and support National Suicide Prevention Day. You can grab our button at the bottom of our sponsors page.

Read more about World Suicide Prevention Day: www.unps.fr (French) or www.iasp.info (English)

A Little Love Music

Lady Ricketts, Honorary Patron of SOS Help, invited everyone to a Jazz Evening at the Residence followed by a reception in support of SOS Help on November 23, 2012 at the British Embassy Residence. Everyone had a great time at the event. See you next time!

Photo Credits: www.SophiaPagan.com

Vin & Vibes at Verjus

A fun evening of wine, appetizers, and entertainment at Verjus Restaurant on April 29, 2012.

The fundraising event included:

All proceeds benefit SOS Help. Thanks for your support!

Photo Credits: Darren Johnston

Sponsors and Contributors:

Secrets of Paris - Heather Stimmler-Hall Cat Jahnke David Lebovitz
Verjus Restaurant Sugarplum Cake Shop L'Oisivethe La Derniere Goutte Sugar Daze

Writers at the Residence

The event, hosted by Lady Westmacott at the Residence at the British Embassy, was a huge success. The panel was led by Bryce Corbett and featured 5 other prominent writers: Stephen Clarke, Alec Lobrano, Michael Sadler, Heather Stimmler-Hall (check out her blog post about SOS Help), and Charles Timoney. After a lighthearted discussion about life in France, the 200+ crowd mingled with the authors during a reception. We raffled off 7 books signed by the authors and also had the opportunity to purchase books to be signed by the authors.

We want to thank Lady Westmacott, all of the authors, WH Smith, and everyone who attended the event, making it an enjoyable evening in support of SOS Help.