- The contributions made to Soroptimist International are used to improve the lives of woman and children both locally as well as around the world.
Reaching Out Locally & Internationally
Locally Acres of Home Placer High School Stadium Placer High School Tennis Court Renovation. $100,000 in donations and many hours of labor Placer Women’s Center (now Peace for Families) and the Receiving Home. Renovations, decorating, painting, tiling bathrooms Community Improvement/Parks & Recreation $40,000 towards Auburn Skate Park Flag Pole for Gold Country Fairgrounds Construction of a Gazebo at Recreation Park (in partnership with SI Historic Auburn) BBQs, benches, kitchen equipment, lighting equipment, trash containers throughout the area Teddy Bears to MDIC Children’s Christmas Faire in partnership with Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Foundation Provide backpacks to the City of Auburn Police Department. These backpacks are filled with care items for babies and children when an officer arrives at a domestic violence call. Forgotten Soldier Program: http://www.forgottensoldierprogram.org/ Auburn Area Christmas Basket Seeds of Hope
While we are proud that all our hard work has paid off, it is important to remember what this campaign was really about: protecting California's women and children, and helping the survivors of this terrible crime.
In the coming months and years, the changes brought by Proposition 35 will send a clear message that California will not tolerate this tragedy. The human traffickers -- the perpetrators of this most heinous crime -- will be stopped, and survivors will be given the services and support that they deserve.
Passing Prop 35 proves that we live in the kind of California that we dreamed about: a California that will stand up to injustice and protect those we love and care about. The survivors, the parents, and everyone across our state who has been touched by human trafficking can take solace in the knowledge that California voters are on their side, and have now shown that we simply won't tolerate this crime any longer.
As our name states, we are a part of an international organization. Since our chartering, we have been actively involved in not only local projects, but international projects as well: We maintain an active Friendship Link with Soroptimist International of Kyoto-Toka in Japan, 10-year project in Kenya, East Africa: Nurse/Midwife, Scholarships, Uganda aids relief through partnership with TASO an international aids organization, Tobacco Free Initiative in partnership with our Friendship Link Club, International Defense Fund $700 post 9/11
“Poco’s Panties” Project for H.E.A.R.T. [Heath Education Africa Resource Team] in partnership with the Sierra Nevada Region and Hanes Corp Scholarships to Kenyan girls in Oldnonyoke Village
For our international efforts, our club has twice been awarded the prestigious Kissinger International Award named for Past International President Dottie Kissinger.