Soroptimist International is an organization of business and professional women who are workng to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects that benefit women and girls.
Our Community Assistance Fund has presented grants to three outstanding organizations in recent weeks: Lilliput Children's Services, the Sacramento LGBT Center and Loaves and Fishes. The grants will buy books for foster children, feed homeless LGBT youth and refurnish MaryHouse. We love presenting checks!
Three impressive women accepted Live Your Dream grants from Soroptimists on March 19, 2015, at the annual award program. Angeela Riaz is this year's first place winner.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson led the rallying chant, "Be nice! Work hard! Climb the mountain to college!" It was the end of year celebration for Reading Partners students, volunteers, staff and parents at Ethel Phillips Elementary School. The program completed its first year on campus and has become a central part of our club's Ethel's Village project.
Nov 14, 2015International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Women's activists have marked November 25 as a day against violence since 1981.
Dec 2, 2015International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, recalls the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV)of 2 December 1949).
Dec 10, 2015Human Rights Day: SI December 10th Appeal
Every year, on Human Rights Day (December 10) the President of Soroptimist International selects a project that provides direct assistance to women in extreme need.