SOS Children's Villages provide accommodation and a family to more than 78,000 children worldwide in comunities across 124 countries. The children, who have been seperated from from their natural parents, are raised as faimilies, each with an 'SOS Mother' who raise the children as her own.
To mark Chevrolet's centenary, the brand is giving 100 vehicle to SOS Children's Villages throughout Europe.
SOS Children's Villages provide accommodation and a family to more than 78,000 children worldwide in communities across 124 countries. The children, who have been separated from from their natural parents, are raised as families, each with an 'SOS Mother' who raise the children as her own.
The families live in SOS Children's Villages, where Chevrolet's 'Wheels for Kids' programme aims to improve mobility for the families and SOS social workers who work with disadvantaged families.
Chevrolet has dedicated two vehicles to SOS villages in Uzbekistan as there are no SOS Children's Villages in the UK.
A Chevrolet Captiva has also been loaned to SOS Children's Villages head office team in Cambridge, which will be used to raise awareness of the charity and its work across the UK.
President of Chevrolet Europe Wayne Brannon and Chevrolet UK Managing Director, Mark Terry, handed over the keys to the Chevrolet Captiva to SOS Trustee David Stranack at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, who said: "I'm delighted to represent SOS Children's Villages and their tie-in with Chevrolet. The car will help the charity hugely in raising awareness of the tremendous work the charity does throughout the world."
SOS is currently developing a new village in Chipata, Zambia, which is being funded completely by UK donations.
"Providing cars is the most natural way for us as a car manufacturer to help SOS. We hope that the vehicles can improve the daily lives of the kids and their caretakers," said Wayne Brannon. "We are proud to support an independent organisation of the scope, dedication and commitment that SOS is demonstrating in both their daily work and their disaster relief programs."Published 4 July 2011