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SOS Children's Villages and Swarovski Recognize World Orphan Week

Washington, DC, October 05, 2007 --( SOS Children’s Villages, the largest international orphan care organization in the world, is recognizing World Orphan Week with Swarovski by auctioning off celebrity designed jean jackets on Ebay. (go to All proceeds from the jacket auction will go to help SOS Children’s Villages which is home to thousands of orphaned and abandoned children in 132 countries.

SOS Children’s Villages applauds Swarovski for their involvement and commitment in helping orphaned and abandoned children find a place they can call home.

“SOS Children’s Villages is thrilled to be partnering with Swarovski for World Orphan Week. Swarovski understands the needs of orphaned children around the world and with their sponsored charity auction of one-of a-kind celebrity designed jackets, they have joined us in an important way to make a difference to children who have lost everything,” says Dr. Heather Paul, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages USA.

The charity auction partnership between Swarovski and SOS Children’s Villages was begun as a way to create awareness of the global needs of orphaned and abandoned children around the world and to activate volunteers to raise funds for vital programs that can support these children. SOS Children’s Villages provides homes for over 65,000 orphaned and abandoned children and helps thousands more through family strengthening programs.

The partnership between SOS Children’s Villages and Swarovski dates back to the founding of SOS in the Tyrol region of Austria (also home of Swarovski’s world manufacturing headquarters) in 1949. Daniel Swarovski was a humanitarian who personally supported the charity and the crystal maker is happy to have continued the relationship through today.

The mission of SOS Children’s Villages is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities. To lean more about supporting SOS Children’s Villages and World Orphan Week, visit

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