March On for Community Service at Soroptimist meeting

March 22, 2016 - at our annual grant awards meeting we hosted guests from 8 agencies.  They shared with us what their grants would be used for in their respective organizations.  It's always a special day when we get to see what all of our hard work is doing in the community.

The following organizations received service grants from our 2014-15 fundraising activities:

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Crab and Pasta Feed a success

Another successful event co-hosted by our club and the Sacramento Suburban Kiwanis club.  Our annual crab and pasta feed was held on Feb 5, 2016.  Many thanks go out to our crab eaters (aka supporters) and the 4 different Key Clubs who helped to serve all of our special guests.

Many raffle prizes were won, silent auction items bid on and we had a terrific dessert auction which found a lot of sweet tooths.

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SISN in the Run for Courage

Members of Soroptimist International of Sacramento North participated and collected donations for Run for Courage held in Folsom on Saturday September 27. The main purpose of this walk is to raise awareness of Human Trafficking and to raise funds to restore victims of human trafficking.

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Annual Garage Sale April 16, 2016

On Saturday, April 16 our 7th annual garage sale will be held in Folsom in conjunction with the Broadstone community garage sale.  Our flyer is below so come on out and see what treasures you can't pass up.

The garage sale is one of our fundraisers that support our service grants to the community.  All proceeds will be given back to the community.  Any items not sold by the end of the day will be donated to Snoline Hospice.

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Community Service Grants awarded

On March 25, 2014 our annual March On for Community Service event was held.  At this event we invite the organizations who were chosen to receive service grants for projects they requested assistance for.

The organizations receiving service grants were:
  Compassion Planet
  People Reaching Out
  River Oak Center for Children

We also invited a representative from Wind Youth Services to present them with 50 comfort kits that club members made.  This included toiletries and sundry items for homeless youth that use their facility.

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Successful Crab Feed

The annual Crab and Pasta Feed was held on February 7, 2014 by our club in partnership with the Sacramento Suburban Kiwanis.  The hall was filled to capacity with close to 600 hungry customers.  Again this year, the key club youth from 3 local high schools volunteered by serving food and helping with the raffle.

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Long Range Service Grants

Years ago we established a Long Range service fund that would be used for larger community service projects.  These projects vary and are usually a permanent fixture or funtion needed by an organization.

Organizations must submit a grant application in the fall for these Grants.

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Community Service Grants

The following organizations received service grants from Soroptimist International of Sacramento North in March 2014.

  Compassion Planet

  People Reaching Out

  River Oak Center for Children

  Wind Youth Services - received comfort kits for homeless youth that stay overnight.

 

Many organizations have received funds over the 60 years of service.  Here is a list of those organizaitons, although not complete by any means.

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Soroptimist at the Movies - My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Our next movie night will be held at the Guild Theater on Saturday, May 4, 2013. We had such a great time at our last movie and we've got some fun & different things planned for this one.

We will be showing My Big Fat Greek Wedding and part of the proceeds for this event will be going to Wellspring Womens Center as well as other community service projects in our local area.

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Comfort Kits donated to Wind Youth Services

Wind Youth Services - Sacramento

Our speaker today was Lisa Campodonico, Development Director for Wind Youth Services. She shared with us some of the services that they offer the homeless youth in Sacramento. There were some pretty scary statistics given but she also let us know about their many successes.

The club members made up comfort kits to be given to young girls who end up in their program. They are filled with toiletries, a pair of gloves, panties and other items to make their stay with Wind a little easier.

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