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Soroptimist is an organization of women who use their collective power to provide other women and girls with the resources and opportunities they need to reach their full potential and live their dreams. Our unique focus on women and girls provides the opportunity to make a better world for ourselves, our daughters and the generations of women to come. Soroptimist has helped 30,000 women through the Live Your Dreams education award. We also mentor girls through our Dream It, Be It program. Our Twin Cities club provides a $1,500 Live Your Dreams Award, a $500 Resilience Award to a high school girl, welcome bags, birthday cards and gift cards to the women of Sarah's...an Oasis for Women and many other service projects throughout the year.


What We Do:


Days for Girls logo
SITC is getting involved in the collection of items for the Days for Girls feminine hygiene kits. Click here to learn more...

Members & girls in our Dream It Be It mentoring program

Dream It Be It Girls Mentoring Program

Members at the United Nations in New York 


Joanne Johnson (l), president, with Karen Johnson and Lois Herman (r), member, living in Italy.

Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. See more in the Photo Gallery.




SITC Holiday Party 2016


(l-r back) Karen Johnson, Joanne Johnson, Susan Grafton, Win Havir, Deb Didier, Michelle Reitan (front) Mary Cocchiarella, Mary Qiblawi



How SI Twin Cities supports women and girls

• Live Your Dream Award - given annually to  local female head of household for college.

Resilience Award - given annually to local high school senior girls who have overcome great obstacles to completing their education.


Dream It Be It
 - girls career and mentoring program, taught by Soroptimist members, at Cristo Rey high school in Minneapolis. 

Hands on service events -
 working with Habitat for Humanity, packing emergency food relief, collecting winter gear for local shelters, etc.

Partnership with Days for Girls
 - collecting supplies and assembling sustainable feminine hygiene kits for women and girls worldwide.


Funds and support awareness
regarding human trafficking and domestic violence through partnerships with local advocacy organizations



Volunteer with Days for Girls 5/6



Support our partner organization Sarah's Oasis for Women (an international women's refugee home), by going to their FREE Breakfast Buffet and Benefit, 8-9 am Wednesday, June 21 at St. Kate's University.


The event will honor the strength and resilience of Sarah's residents, staff and volunteers who have created a loving home for women starting new lives grounded in hope and courage.


Event is free but RSVP requested

If you can't make it, you can Donate Online



Learn more about Soroptimist



Check out our Twin Cities Club (SITC) Video
like/follow the SITwinCities Facebook Page

Learn about Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA), including North, Central, South countries, plus Japan & Korea
SIA Facebook Page
www.soroptimist.org

Explore the Soroptimist International (we are in over 100 different countries)
Soroptimist International Facebook
soroptimistinternational.org


 
 
SITC's 2017 Live Your Dream Award (aka WOA) winner Lashunda Roberts 

Soroptimist International President’s Appeal:

Nepal Flower

Educate to Lead in Nepal 


Read more about the Soroptimist International President’s Appeal for 2015-17. The project supports women and girls in Nepal as they take steps to rebuild their lives, following the devastating earthquakes of 2015. The focus within Nepal will be on education and leadership, and implemented with our own local Nepalese Soroptimist clubs.
You can also still donate to the project specifically by clicking here.



 

 

 





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

Learn more with WUNRN 
– Women’s UN Report Network

 WUNRN, based on a UN Study, and lead by Soroptimist Twin Cities Member Lois Herman, addresses the human rights, oppression, and empowerment of women and girls all over the world. http://www.wunrn.com