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Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working together to transform
the lives of women and girls. We are committed to a world where women and girls together
achieve their individual and collective potential, realize aspirations and have an equal voice
in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide. Our mission is to inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members
and international partnerships.
 
To receive our monthly newsletter, send an email to info@soroptimist-twincities.org
  
What have we done lately?
 
Soroptimists at Sarah's... and Oasis for Women
sharing
dinner & delivering 2015 Welcome Bags
for new residents
 
 
 
September School Supply Drive for 360 Communities
After School Program Click here to learn more
 
  
Congratulations to all our award recipients! 
  
Click button below to RSVP or for more information
 
  
 A Great Volunteer Opportunity open to
Soroptimists, friends, family and supporters!
 
 

C
ongratulations to our 2014 award winners! 
Help us spread the word about our 2015 awards!
 
2015 applications and reference forms are now available for:
  • Live Your Dream Award (formerly known as Women's Opportunity Award). Applications requested by November 15, 2014 (extensions granted until December 15th upon request)
  • Violet Richardson Award Application deadline December 15, 2014.
Click here to access applications, reference forms and more information about our educational awards.
 
Note: 2015 Resilience Award applications will be available soon (applications accepted through February 15, 2015).

What we do locally…

Sarah's…an Oasis for Women Dinners, birthday presents, new resident supplies, one-on-one mentoring

Jeremiah Program Adopt-a-family holiday gifts during the holidays, dinners

B. Robert Lewis House Dinners, donations and grants, facility improvements (teen room, painting, refurbishing bedrooms, kitchen equipment, etc.)    

 Partner with organizations Work to eliminate human trafficking and raise awareness (child slavery conference [2010] and art exhibit by human trafficking victims [2011]), Dreams Die Hard Event [2009].


To learn more about Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities, view our SITC Video

Soroptimist of the Americas Federation initiatives we support with local awards…

 Women's Opportunity Award (female head of household)

Resilience Award (high school senior girl who has overcome great obstacles to completing her education) 

 Violet Richardson Award (14-17 year old girl volunteer in the community)

 Ruby Award (woman making a difference in the community)

 Disaster Relief Fund that provides financial assistance to areas affected by natural disasters

Funds and support awareness regarding human trafficking and domestic violence
 
To learn more about Soroptimist International www.soroptimist.org

By the numbers...

Nearly half of Minnesota women experience some kind of sexual abuse. (CDC 2011)

About 22% of Minnesota women have been raped in their lifetime.

More than 48% of Minnesota women have experienced sexual violence other than rape.

Source: www.minnesota.publicradio.org