Soroptimist International of Elk Grove

We are a global women's organization whose members work to improve the lives and women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Soroptimist programs focus on providing women and girls with access to education, which is one of the most effective ways to end social problems disproportionately affecting women and girls.

Soroptimist International (SI) has consultative status with the United Nations' Economic and Social Council, which oversees U.N. activities and policies promoting human rights. It is in this forum that Soroptimist representatives can advocate for the Soroptimist mission of improving the lives of women and girls. Our past efforts have been, in conjunction with other SI clubs, to purchase solar cookers for women of Darfur, Sudan.

Within our community we have given money/support to the Elk Grove Food Bank, Project R.I.D.E., Chicks in Crisis, Wellspring Women's Center, Homeless Assistance Resource Team (HART), Kohl's Child Spree, Walk to Remember, Strauss Festival, Spotlight At the Ranch, WEAVE, and Break Free, to name a few.

We have 35+ members who are involved in various activities to improve our community.

Mission

Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Our SIEG "Live Your Dream Award" is given to assist women annually who provide the primary source of financial support for their families. Our "Dream it, Be It: Career Support for Girls" program focuses on girls in secondary school who face obstacles to their future success. We award yearly two scholarships through the Elk Grove Regional Scholarship Foundation.

Needs

Funds to be able to award more than three $1,000 grants to help female heads of household continue their education, or to increase the amount given.

Funds for additional gas cards for our Helping Hands program, and funds to help more senior women with their hospital bills, car repair, vehicle registration, utility bill, etc. Funds for sponsoring Seniors at Christmas time for the Elk Grove Food Bank's "Adopt a Senior" program.

Funds to purchase clothing for school supplies for Kohl's Child Spree, funds for crisis kits (t-shirt, sweats, flip flops, toothbrush/tooth paste, shampoo, conditioner, soap) for women/girls escaping domestic violence situations.

Funds to support Foster girls throughout the year.

Leadership development funds for members to attend yearly Regional Development Retreat that focuses on our Dream programs, membership recruitment, fundraising and service projects in our community.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Soroptimist International of Elk Grove

other names

SIEG

Tax id (EIN)

68-0084228

Mission Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Organization Need

Funding: Program, Funding: Unrestricted

Address

PO Box 881
Elk Grove, CA 95758

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