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:


SOS Help Book Sale

As Autumn rolls in, so does the SOS Help book sale, in brand new premises. We are very thankful to the American Cathedral for lending us the space. Don't miss this opportunity to pick up some great reads at fantastic prices, all in aid of SOS Help. There'll also be a bake sale!

Donated Books in English €2 plus Bake Sale

Sunday 14 October 2018
12pm to 4pm
The American Cathedral
23 Avenue George V
75008 Paris

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Please note we are unable to arrange collection due to lack of storage, but you are welcome to donate English books good condition at the sale


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:


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.