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Charity Distance Festival Raises Over $800

Charity Distance Festival Raises Over $800

WOW! After over a year of zoom meetings, masks, and social distancing it was incredibly special that we could host our first ever (but certainly not our last) fundraising walk/run. With options to run/walk wherever you wanted ("virtual") or participate “in person” at...

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2021 Live Your Dream Award Recipients

2021 Live Your Dream Award Recipients

Soroptimist International of Raleigh, a local club of the global volunteer organization Soroptimist® that economically empowers women, awarded four recipients—Bertha, Kayla, Latisha, and Shanetta—with its Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women. Live...

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Keeping Membership Active & Growing In A Pandemic

Keeping Membership Active & Growing In A Pandemic

For any volunteer group, growing and retaining membership membership is challenging - but especially so during a pandemic. For Soroptimist Raleigh this was no different. We asked our membership committee chairs Sarita Harkness and Pat Lynch to talk about how they've...

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Celebrating Safely with the Christmas Angels

Celebrating Safely with the Christmas Angels

On December 5, the Soroptimist Christmas Angels gathered, outside one member's home, in small staggered groups and fully masked, in order to collect all the gifts and do a bit of socially-distanced celebrating. Oh the challenges of 2020! This year, we were pleased to...

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Thank You For Our #GivingTuesday Success

Wow! Thanks to your incredible generosity, this year’s #GivingTuesday was an amazing success! We exceeded our goal and raised a total of $1,450. Because of your support, we can help women improve their lives. We invest in women's education because it transforms lives...

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Live Your Dream: Spotlight

To help others see the impact of these awards, we wanted to share an in-depth story of one or our Live Your Dream award recipients. Meet Star, a budding urban planner and mother of two who received her award in 2019. A New Start In 2017, Star fled an abusive...

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Christmas Angels Won’t Stop For The Pandemic

Each December, Raleigh Soroptimists support women served by local organizations by providing Christmas gifts for them and their families. We call this our Christmas Angels service project. In past years, we have worked with organizations such as The Salvation Army,...

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Join Us On #GivingTuesday December 1

As #GivingTuesday approaches, we know there will be many demands on your generosity from all types of organizations. We hope that this year, you’ll consider giving local by supporting Soroptimist Raleigh. Soroptimist Raleigh is an all-volunteer organization with a...

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Catching Up With Live Your Dream Recipients

Catching Up With Live Your Dream Recipients

Every year, it is the highlight of Soroptimist International of Raleigh to honor and recognize young women (usually single moms) in our community who are working toward advancing their education to improve their lives and the lives of their children. Of course, our...

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