June 30, 2020 – Soroptimist International of Grass Valley recently presented grants to community service agencies that fulfill the Soroptimist mission to improve the lives of women and children.

Grants were presented to:

Big Brothers/Big Sisters giving support to help with child/adult match services in our community.

Butterflies and Roses Cancer Support received funding that will help provide no-cost beauty services including wigs for women recovering from cancer. All services are caring and confidential.

Interfaith Food Ministry received help to purchase items for food pantries at local high schools for students who are homeless and need food on weekends when school food programs are not available.

One Source Caregivers Support received help to continue providing needed respite and assistance to caregivers who care for homebound family members.

Soroptimists also provide vocational scholarships for graduating high school students, and baskets with useful items for victims of domestic violence in collaboration with Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and Community Beyond Violence. Annually scholarships for women who are heads of households continuing their education are awarded as part of a national Soroptimist International of the Americas program. We continually work to meet the needs of our community and help whenever we can.

Soroptimists earn the majority of the funds used to support our community in our Treat Street food booth selling Chicken Teriyaki Bowls. Supporters are encouraged to donate what they would have spent on food at the fair to SIGV to help us continue our community efforts. Check our website www.sigv.org.