"While I grew up an only child, through Soroptimist International of Saratoga County, I have 70 sisters who champion programs to help women and girls locally and globally. Twelve years ago they asked how they could help domestic violence survivors. I explained that many women are trapped in abuse because of economics. Mothers fear if they left they couldn’t provide housing, food, and healthcare for their children. In just six weeks, SISC launched Project Hope and Power, our financial literacy program for any woman who is limited in her choices due to financial dependence.
Summer will be here before you know it, we promise, which means you can start dreaming now about the 23rd annual Secret Gardens Tour presented by Soroptimist of Saratoga County. An eclectic mix of 11 private gardens in and around Saratoga Springs are featured on this year’s tour, set for July 9 – the second Sunday in July.
The Global Initiative of Soroptimist Internation of Saratoga County (GISISC) grant application is now available on our website. The goal of this effort is to improve the lives of women and girls outside the area already encompassed by our fund distribution grant program that serves Saratoga County only.
Soroptimist International of Saratoga County announces the availability of $25,000 in grant funding for organizations that serve the needs of women and girls in Saratoga County. These awards, given by the club each year, seek to improve the lives and quality of life of women and girls in our local community. Please visit our Fund Distributions Grants page to download a copy of the application. Completed applications must be received by January 31, 2017.
Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC) is excited about our 2017 Cabin Fever event! Cabin Fever, an annual fundraising luncheon, provides a platform for individuals to gather, network, and raise money for a tremendous cause – improving the lives of women and children locally, nationally and internationally.
Please join us on Thursday October 20, from 6-8 PM at the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club. Women who are in interested in learning about the Soroptimist organization and their programs are invited. Click here for more information on how to register for this evening of information, social engagement and refreshments.
SISC is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Violet Richardson Award. The Violet Richardson Award honors a young women between the ages of 14 and 17 for her volunteer action. SISC will provide the award recipient with a cash award of $500.00 and a matching award of $500.00 to the organization she supports. Applications are due December 31.
More information and the application form can be found at the Violet Richardson page.
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Tickets are $20 in advance. They are $25 on day of tour, available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Visitor Center, 297 Broadway. That is also the time and place for picking up tickets that were ordered online or by U.S. mail.