SPIRIT OF SHARING - S.O.S.
Spirit Of Sharing (SOS) works to collect donations year round in person, by mail, and online, including automobile donations and other assets, to help our active duty military families throughout SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA each year during the holiday season.
Our Mission Statement: SOS is a 501(c) (3) organization aimed at helping those military families in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA who need some assistance during the holiday season (and in special cases throughout the year) and on bringing the magic of the season into their lives. SOS has traditionally focused on military families with children and puts a special emphasis on military families that have been, or are being, deployed abroad. These families sacrifice so much for all of us throughout the year, and that burden becomes even more significant when either one or both (!) parents must leave their family to go into harm’s way. It is a great honor and privilege to participate in making these families’ season and lives a little brighter and warmer throughout the year.
Please assist us in our efforts to assist our local military community and those who serve throughout the year to help protect our way of life and the freedoms we enjoy. Working together, we can bring the magic of Christmas into the households of our military families’ lives here in Southern California and we can continue to provide assistance to those military families in need throughout the year. Remember all donations to SOS. are 100% tax deductible.
SOS is 100% volunteer based and has almost no overhead, so almost all donations goes directly back into our military family funds!
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SOS was recently awarded the “Best In America” award in 2010.
The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. These standards include those required by the US Government for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign, probably the most exclusive fund drive in the world. Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.
Thanks to our friends at Veterans Advantage for this prestigious award, given to us on February 13, 2012.