upcoming events

Thanks for your interest in SOS Help! For information on our upcoming events, including book sales, fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, pub quizzes and more, you can:

Want to Volunteer?

Autumn listener training course starting soon!

Stop by our information sessions. Sessions start at 7pm and will take place on the following dates at the American Church, the address can be found below:

Tuesday 24 September
Thursday 26 September

Potential listeners should live in the Paris area and be available for 15 months The first training session is all day on Saturday 2 November and is mandatory for Listeners For full information on volunteering check Volunteer Info and if you have specific questions contact recruitment@soshelpline.org

American Church
65 Quai d'Orsay
75007 Paris

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Spring Sale of donated English books

Good quality donated English books on sale at 2€ each
Bake sale too!
Pop in to browse our books and sample our baked goodies

Sunday September 29 2019
12pm to 4pm
American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
23 avenue George V
75008 Paris

Donations of good quality English books more than welcome! Either bring the books to the American Cathedral on Saturday September 28th or Sunday 29th September OR contact admin@soshelpline.org

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previous events

We'd like to thank everyone who participated, helped, and donated at our previous events. Your support allows SOS Help to stay open 365 days a year! Here are just a few of the events we've held over the years:

Bag of Books Sale

Buy a bag of books for summer reading for 5€! Please note this is a clearance sale and we cannot accept donations!

Sunday July 07 2019
1130am to 2pm
The Steps Outside St. Joseph's Church
50 avenue Hoche
75008 Paris

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Spring Sale of donated English books

Donations of good quality English books more than welcome! Either bring the books to the Cathedral on Saturday 16 March or Sunday 17th March OR contact admin@soshelpline.org

Sunday March 17 2019
12pm to 4pm
American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
23 avenue George V
75008 Paris

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Marché de Noël

SOS Help paticipated in the Marche de Noel at the American Church in Paris on Saturday 17 November. Not only benefitting as an organisation from part of the funds raised. Thanks for all those that came along

Saturday 17 November 2018
11am to 5pm
American Church (Organised by ACP Mission Outreach)
65 Quai d'Orsay
75007 Paris

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SOS Help Book Sale

The latest SOS Help book sale took place on Sunday 14 October 2018. Thank you to our loyal customers, book donors and bakers, the Autumn sale raised over €4200 to keep our listeners listening.

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.