Soroptimist International of Rancho Cordova & Gold River
Annually, our club provides:
- Dream It, Be It Career & Life Preparation workshops for vulnerable high school students who need extra help and guidance to help prepare them for becoming successful, independent adults (1st workshops to begin in Feb 2020)
- Live Your Dream Award grants for a head-of-household mothers returning to school
- Ruby Award: Award grant to a woman involved in outstanding community volunteerism or a business or organization that addresses women’s issues.
- “Comfort Kits” and “Comfort Kids”—totes and backpacks that contain full-size essentials for women, and women with children who are escaping a violent environment
- Resources for Project 680’s socks, underwear, hoodie and shoe drives for homeless students in FCUSD and purchased new bras for homeless teen girls.
Additional community activities our club has supported:
- Created dozens of pillowcase dresses for the Dress A Girl Around the World program, which provides young girls in developing countries with a nice dress to discourage traffickers from kidnapping them
- Co-hosted the “STOP Trafficking” Symposium in 2011 to educate the community about the Human Trafficking crisis
- Assisted at the 1st Annual Rancho Cordova Police Activities League Fun Run in Dec. ‘09
- Participate in Rancho Cordova’s International Festival (iFest) and volunteered at community Christmas Tree lighting
- Sent money to purchase 40 Solar Cookers for the International Solar Cooker Kit project to help Darfur refugees
- Answered the urgent need of St. John’s Women’s shelter with the donation of over 1,000 diapers.
- Volunteered at the Cordova Food Locker at Thanksgiving & Christmas
- Funded for “homeless” and deserving high school senior girls to attend Senior Ball with a nice dress, shoes, make-up & up-do
- Provided a holiday party, photos with Santa, gifts, punch & cookies; to a needy local elementary school where most of the families live below the poverty line.
Meetings (Guests welcome!)
Business Meetings: 2nd Thursdays @ Taiko Sushi, 11291 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, 95742. Meal purchase not required; all members and guests responsible for their own meal costs.