Soroptimist International is an organization of business and professional women who are workng to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects that benefit women and girls.
Literacy is about reading and it is also about writing, food, science—and art. At Ethel Phillips, SIMS taught a group of budding artists about mixing paint and creating self portraits.
The outcome of the four-week course was so impressive that the students' work became part of Sacramento's Second Saturday Art Walk. The Coffee Garden hosted the exhibit and invited the students and parents to a special opening complete with hot chocolate and cookies.
Books, books, everywhere! On the jungle gym, under the trees, and all across the playground children are reading and sharing and admiring their books from the little free library we run on Tuesdays at Ethel Phillips elementary school. Our club has distributed hundreds of books this fall. Lemony Snicket, Dragon Quest, Diary of a Wimpy Kid (of course), and animal books are always in high demand. Many thanks to the Book Den of the Sacramento Library Foundation for helping us provide the wonderful selection of books.
Our Community Assistance Fund has presented grants to three outstanding organizations in recent weeks: Lilliput Children's Services, the Sacramento LGBT Center and Loaves and Fishes. The grants will buy books for foster children, feed homeless LGBT youth and refurnish MaryHouse. We love presenting checks!
Feb 11, 2016Program: Folsom Prison Puppy Program
We will get to hear about how Folsom Prison is trying a new program that pairs female inmates with puppies. A speaker from the program will come out, hopefully with a puppy or two in tow, to tell us how about the program.
Feb 25, 2016Member Bio
Mar 3, 2016Business Meeting
Mar 10, 2016Program: Sleep Doctor
Dr. Wytrzes will speak with us about common sleep problems and solutions.