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SOS Villages operates 500 villages in 132 countries, taking in children who have been orphaned or abandoned. SOS Villages are currently raising over 80,000 children. Each SOS Home has a "mother" and up to 16 children in it -- Angelina recently visited one such home in Chad, and she must have liked what she saw. Other celebrity supporters include the Dalai Llama, Leonardo DiCaprio, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Johnny Cash, Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa. Visit sos-usa.org to follow suit.
Having personally visited a Ritz-Carlton owned SOS Village home in Jamaica, I can see what the fuss is all about. I met some happy, chatty kids who might not otherwise have had much of a chance at survival. Click through the gallery for a peek inside an SOS Home.
Gallery: SOS Village in Jamaica