2022 SOS Strong Campaign
Most men* are not violent in their relationships; however, SOS believes a single aggressor is one too many. With this in mind, SOS Strong was established to reach everyday men* who are unsure how to help and therefore remain silent in the face of other men’s* violence. The men* chosen are willing to step forward, advocate, and be committed to breaking that silence.
SOS Strong is an annual fundraiser that began in 2015 to highlight positive male* role models for our youth and the community. Far too often, men* are portrayed as stereotypical abusers, controllers, and runaway fathers* but we know that men* can be victims, allies, and supporters. SOS believes it is important that our community recognizes that abuse is everyone’s problem.
When men* are strong in character, so are our families, schools, and streets. In the SOS Strong Campaign, men* are featured from within the five-county service area who display leadership and community engagement and dedication to helping SOS stop domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and neglect. These men* represent SOS by helping bring awareness to these crucial issues and by raising $1,000 each to support SOS programs.
Each SOS Strong Ambassador has taken a pledge to: lead by example, never blame victims, be a positive up-stander rather than a willing bystander, not engage in any acts of violence, stand up for someone in need and always use their voice to speak up for what is right.
Community National Bank will be matching $2,500!
*men/men's/male/fathers includes all male-identifying people
Now through July 27th, 2022.
To donate toward an SOS Strong Ambassador’s goal, click the "Donate" button and type in the name of the SOS Strong Ambassador in the "In Honor Of" field.
You may also make a donation by mailing a check made payable to SOS to 1420 C of E Drive, Suite 6, Emporia, KS 66801. Please write the name of the SOS Strong Ambassador in the memo field.
For questions, please contact us at 620-343-8799 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our 2020 SOS Strong Ambassadors Share Experiences & Encourage Future Participants:
2020 SOS Strong Videos