Our Mission To See All Communities Transformed

At Sozo Children, we are dedicated to transforming all communities we serve. In Birmingham, Alabama, our local initiatives aim to create lasting change through innovative programs and partnerships. Join us in our mission to empower and uplift our community.

WORK TRAINING PROGRAMS

Equipping Young Adults For A Brighter Future

Sozo Children collaborates with local nonprofits through its upscale thrift store, Sozo Trading Co., located in the Avondale area. These partnerships provide job training for young adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). Participants gain valuable social skills, learn to maintain work/life balance, receive on-the-job training, and more, preparing them for a brighter future.

Social Skills
Development

Our programs emphasize the development of essential social skills, helping young adults interact effectively in both personal and professional settings.

Work/Life
Balance

We teach the importance of maintaining a healthy work/life balance, ensuring participants can manage their time and responsibilities efficiently.

On-The-Job
Training

Hands-on training provides participants with real-world experience, enhancing their employability and confidence in the workforce.

TRAINING
PARTNERS

Program
Funding

Funded by generous foundations, our recycling program supports sustainable practices and provides financial resources for our initiatives.

Environmental Impact

By diverting textiles from landfills, we reduce waste and promote environmental sustainability in the Birmingham area.

Recycling Outcomes

The recycled materials are transformed into useful products, contributing to various industries and benefiting the community.

RECYCLING PROGRAM

Sustainable Solutions For A Better Tomorrow

Our recycling program, initially funded by the Alabama Power Foundation and the Independent Presbyterian Foundation, has diverted over 120 tons of textiles from Birmingham-area landfills. These textiles are repurposed into rewoven fabrics, insulation, industrial cleaning supplies, and more, generating revenue for Sozo Children while protecting the environment.

RELIEF PROGRAMS

Supporting Families In Times
Of Need

Our relief programs offer vital support to families in Avondale and Woodlawn who have faced hardships such as house fires or loss. We provide gift cards for thrift store shopping, holiday support, and winter donations to local shelters, ensuring families receive the help they need during difficult times.

Emergency Assistance

We provide immediate support to families affected by emergencies, helping them recover and rebuild their lives.

Holiday
Support

During the holiday season, we offer gift cards to at-risk families, allowing them to shop for essentials and enjoy a brighter holiday.

Winter Donations

Our winter donation program supplies coats and warm clothing to local shelters, ensuring everyone stays warm during the colder months.

RELIEF PROGRAMS

Supporting Families In Times Of Need

Our relief programs offer vital support to families in Avondale and Woodlawn who have faced hardships such as house fires or loss. We provide gift cards for thrift store shopping, holiday support, and winter donations to local shelters, ensuring families receive the help they need during difficult times.

Emergency Assistance

We provide immediate support to families affected by emergencies, helping them recover and rebuild their lives.

Holiday
Support

During the holiday season, we offer gift cards to at-risk families, allowing them to shop for essentials and enjoy a brighter holiday.

Winter Donations

Our winter donation program supplies coats and warm clothing to local shelters, ensuring everyone stays warm during the colder months.

CHOIR MISSION

Voices Of Hope From Uganda To The U.S.

The Sozo Children’s Choir is a unique mission trip opportunity for children from Uganda. Every other year, the choir embarks on a U.S. tour, performing at schools, businesses, churches, and nursing homes. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, the tour reaches thousands of people across multiple states, spreading hope and joy through music.

FUTURE INITIATIVES MISSION

Expanding Our Reach In Birmingham

As we look to the future, Sozo Children is committed to expanding our programs and impact in Birmingham. Stay tuned for updates on new initiatives aimed at transforming our community even further.

GET INVOLVED

Join us in making a difference in Birmingham! Your support and involvement are crucial to our mission of transforming communities. Contact us to learn how you can contribute to our efforts.

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