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 Services, through the Outreach Center, provides homeless and street-dependent youth ages 17-23 with a safe and structured place for study, socialization, recreation, skill-building courses, and case manager/counselor meetings.
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 bikes. Before they came to Haven House, these teens were homeless. They range in age from 19 – 22 years old and their children from newborn to age six.
Haven House reaches nearly 3,000 teens a year through 12 programs that focuses on issues such as kids having difficulty in the home, school and/or the community, and kids in crisis and/or homeless.
March 10, 2015 At their March meeting, Raleigh Soroptimists presented Dress for Success Triangle with 275 personal care kits valued at $1,000. These will be given to Wake County women who are seeking employment. Each kit provides toiletry essentials for women to make a positive, professional impression during their job interviews.
Soroptimist President Gaye Mays stated, “These personal care kits provide items we take for granted but aren’t always available to the women served by Dress for Success Triangle’s Raleigh Boutique. Soroptimists are women at their best, helping other women to be their best. We are delighted to provide these kits to help women be their best during their job interviews.”
Beth Briggs, Executive Director, accepted the donation on behalf of Dress for Success Triangle and updated the Soroptimist club regarding the services they offer to women and the results achieved in the past year.
Soroptimist and Dress for Success are two international organizations with kindred missions. Both focus on improving the lives of women and assisting them in achieving economic independence.
Locally, these two organizations joined forces in 2009, when the “Professional Clothing Closet” operated by Raleigh Soroptimists for five years merged operations with the newly founded Dress for Success Triangle.
December 20, 2014 Raleigh Soroptimists are an impressive and generous group! Together, members provided gifts worth a total of $1,800 for families supported by Salvation Army’s Project FIGHT (Freeing Individuals Gripped by Human Trafficking). Through this project The Salvation Army of Wake County provides case management for victims of human trafficking, and works to generate education and awareness about human trafficking in the community.
Representatives from Project FIGHT stated, “ It’s not only the gifts that make a difference, but the knowledge that someone cares.”
The Salvation Army is deeply committed to the modern-day fight against human trafficking (for sexual and labor purposes) and forms of commercial sexual exploitation innately linked to sex trafficking. This commitment emerges from The Salvation Army’s mission and is rooted in the organizations early history. Soroptimist International of Raleigh, NC is pleased to support their efforts.
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Come shop for yourself, your home or for a unique gift. Ten Thousand Villages at Cameron Village in Raleigh will hold a fund raiser on Wednesday Nov 19 from 5-8PM. A portion of all before tax sales will be donated to Soroptimist International of Raleigh. Ten Thousand Villages in Raleigh is a locally operated non-profit, fair trade, retail store, governed by a volunteer board of directors with 70 volunteers and a small paid staff. They offer handcrafted items from across the globe.