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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 Volunteer at the Food Group Click here to learn more
 
 
Soroptimists Collect Winterwear for Alexandra House and Holiday Gifts for 360 Communities' Families Click here to learn more
 
Soroptimists at Sarah's...an Oasis for Women
sharing dinner and delivering 2015 Welcome Bags for new residents Click here to learn more
 
 
September School Supply Drive for 360 Communities
After School Program Click here to learn more
 
 
 
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Admission Free. Donations Requested
Proceeds to fund educational awards and programming
 
 2015 Benefit Breakfast Flyer 2x3

C
ongratulations to our 2015 award winners! 
 
  •  We have selected 2 Live Your Dream Award recipients!  .

.Other Award Notes:

  • The evaluation process to select 2 Resilience and  1 Violet Richardson Award recipients is still in process
  • Awards will be distributed at our annual Awards Dinner (open to all) on May 19th.   RSVP via this link Click Here to RSVP for Awards Program - 5/19/2015 
  • Click here for more information regarding all our awards programs.

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    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