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.
Books, books, everywhere! On the jungle gym, under the trees, and all across the playground children are reading and sharing and admiring their books from the little free library we run on Tuesdays at Ethel Phillips elementary school. Our club has distributed hundreds of books this fall. Lemony Snicket, Dragon Quest, Diary of a Wimpy Kid (of course), and animal books are always in high demand. Many thanks to the Book Den of the Sacramento Library Foundation for helping us provide the wonderful selection of books.
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.
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 3, 2015Program: December Business Meeting
Dec 9, 2015Social: Holiday Lights Walk
We’ll fill up on coffee/hot chocolate and walk around the Fab 40’s to view their fantastic holiday lights. More information about meeting time and place to come.
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.