It Takes a World to Build a Village - Miss Universe Canada 2018

It Takes a World to Build a Village - Miss Universe Canada 2018

About This Campaign

As a Miss Universe Canada 2018 National Finalist and simply a human deeply committed to improving the lives of children in the developing (and developed) world, I kindly ask you to join me in supporting my humanitarian platform which will focus this year on SOS Children’s Villages!

ABOUT SOS

SOS Children’s Villages is the world’s largest charity for orphaned and abandoned children. They provide loving homes by providing a family environment for children who have no one. These children are nurtured by an SOS Mother who is from the local community and professionally trained to form family ties with each child. Through education, medical, family strengthening and outreach programs, SOS Children’s Villages impacts the lives of over 1 million people each year. With your help, I hope to positively reach even more children and families in the years to come.

At the moment, an estimated 263 million children are out of school globally. We can change that. Through education and lifelong learning, the cycle of exclusion, poverty, domestic violence and family breakdown can be stopped. For children who do have access to education, it can mean the difference between a lifetime of struggle and success.

ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN

‘It Takes a World to Build a Village’ Campaign seeks to raise awareness and funds through online crowdfunding, community events and the mobilization of our young changemakers. Through the power of social media, I am inviting my friends from all countries to support this campaign and help raise funds** for 2 educational projects:
1) A school supply program aimed to equip young learners with the educational tools needed for their academic success.
2) A digital communities program geared to ensure youth access to Internet and Information communication technologies that promote self-sufficiency.

We cannot be changing the world if the whole world is not participating in the action.
So please join me in making a difference in these children’s lives by sharing this link and donating. No child should be left behind. Anything helps! Thank you so much and welcome to the SOS family!

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” -Mother Theresa

**An example of how your donations will make an impact:
$30 -- Provide a child with the school supplies they need for a full year
$100 -- Equip a child with uniforms for the school year
$300 -- Supply a classroom with equipment and resources like books, pencils, paper, notebooks, rulers and more for a full year
$400 -- Cover a full year’s tuition for a vulnerable child
$1,000 -- Outfit a classroom with needed upgrades - furniture- desks, chalkboard
$4,000 -- Cover a full year’s tuition for ten vulnerable children
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SOS Children's Villages

Campaign to Support SOS Children's Villages

SOS Children’s Villages offers safe and nurturing family homes to around 80,000 orphaned and abandoned children and youth in 134 countries around the world. Since 1949, SOS Children’s Villages has been guided by a basic principle: a loving home for every child. 


  1. Loulou Houkayem gave a $68.87 donation
    Good luck. Love you.
    3 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  2. Joseph  Houkayem
    Joseph Houkayem gave a $151 donation
    Best luck
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  3. Joseph  Houkayem
    Joseph Houkayem gave a $100 donation
    Good luck
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  4. Andrew Eldebs
    Andrew Eldebs gave a $100 donation
    Good luck Rita. I see you've done so much work. All the best.
    3 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  5. Lea Saad
    Lea Saad gave a $25 donation
    I know it's not much, but I hope it helps. Supporting you Rita, love you. <3
    3 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Rita Houkayem
      Rita Houkayem

      Habibe there is no value for thoughtfulness! I love you so much more Lea! Thank you xo

      3 months ago · Like
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    Mary Saliba gave a $26.67 donation
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  7. Joe Azzi
    Joe Azzi gave a $50 donation
    Good luck with everything Rita! This is an amazing cause you are supporting!
    3 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Rita Houkayem
      Rita Houkayem

      Thank you Joe for supporting in every way!! xo

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    • Rita Houkayem
      Rita Houkayem

      Thank you so much! God bless you whoever you are. xo

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  12. Linda Naddaf
    Linda Naddaf gave a $30 donation
    3 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Rita Houkayem
      Rita Houkayem

      Thank you dearest Linda! See you in 10 days! xo

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  14. Boyd McBride
    Boyd McBride gave a $132.16 donation
    Great to see you again and to have a chance to support your campaign, Rita. Good luck going forward! Boyd
    3 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Rita Houkayem
      Rita Houkayem

      Thank you soo much Boyd for being the special guest of the night and for dedicating 15 years of your life to SOS! xoxo You are one amazing human. xo

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    Toni Andallah gave a $70 donation
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    • Rita Houkayem
      Rita Houkayem

      Thank you Toni!! We missed you at the event ;)

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  17. An anonymous donation of $50 has been made
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  18. Elie Gideon
    Elie Gideon gave a $50 donation
    Supporting Miss Universe Canada - Miss Rita Houkayeim
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    • Rita Houkayem
      Rita Houkayem

      Thank you Elie for your continuous support!!

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    Nice-Bistro Restaurant gave a $53.04 donation
    Keep up the great work Rita!
    4 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  21. Philippe Alberigo
    Philippe Alberigo gave a $53.04 donation
    You do and will continue to do amazing things for this world Rita. Xoxo
    4 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Rita Houkayem
      Rita Houkayem

      Thank you so much my amazing friend! xo

      4 months ago · Like
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    Ghada Sadaka gave a $100 donation
    Good luck Rita
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