The name, Soroptimist, means “best for women,” and that’s what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.
Soroptimist International of Raleigh, NC (SI Raleigh)
is a local club of Soroptimist International, a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Our service projects collaborate extensively with women’s groups, governmental agencies, educators, international and statewide coalitions, and concerned citizens. In terms of our local service projects
- we promote career and life success for women in need along with support for life skills and leadership educational opportunities for girls;
- we promote an end to violence against women;
- we support the worldwide efforts of Soroptimist International.
Founded in 1921, Soroptimist is a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Approximately than 80,000 Soroptimists in 130 countries and territories support community–based and global projects benefiting women and girls. Soroptimist International is particularly concerned with providing women and girls access to education, as this is the most effective path to self-determination.
Soroptimist International is honored to have a consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council. As a Non Governmental Organization (NGO), we are a global voice for women promoting awareness, advocacy, and action.
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February 10, 2016. Soroptimist of Raleigh organized a collection drive for personal care items to benefit the clients of Haven House Services. Through collaboration with Von Kekel Aveda Lifestyle Salon Spas of Cary and Raleigh, over 130 bags were filled in February with personal care items including dental products, lotions, shampoos and deodorant. Haven House … Continue reading SI Raleigh Presents 130 Personal Care Kits To Haven House
December 31, 2015. With SI Raleigh’s Christmas Angels project, Soroptimist members provided $1,680 worth of Christmas gifts to 10 teen girls and their 14 children at Raleigh’s Haven House in December. Based on the moms’ wishes, Club members donated, wrapped and delivered clothing, boots, laptops, educational tablets, gift cards, gas cards, linens, a microwave, and … Continue reading SI Raleigh Brings Joy to Haven House Teen Moms