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!

Pub Quiz

Join us for some good fun for a good cause! Simply donate 5 euros + buy a drink and you're in the game. Four people per team. Prizes: Free drinks offered by the bar and a bottle of champagne courtesy of SOS Help. See you there!

Wednesday, May 24
8:00 pm
Tennessee Bar Paris
12 rue Andre Mazet
75006 Paris
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Bag of Books Sale

Stock up on books for only 5€ per bag, what a deal! Everything must go, so swing by St. Joe's (we'll be set up outside on the steps) and pick up some summer reading while supporting SOS Help.

Sunday, June 25
11 am to 2 pm
St. Joseph's Church
50 avenue Hoche
75008 Paris
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Please note: As we are trying to clear out our stock, we will not be able to accept any book donations. Please hold on to them until our autumn sale - thanks!


Want to Volunteer?

Volunteer to listen on our English-speaking help line! The next information sessions will be held in Autumn 2017, so stay tuned for exact dates or sign up for our email bulletins to be alerted when the dates are set.



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
  • Restaurant Karaikal for donating a dinner for two 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.