Soroptimist means “best for women” and that’s what we strive to be—an organization of women at their best helping other women to be their best. As a volunteer organization of business and professional women we feel uniquely qualified to help women and girls live their dreams.
Throughout history and still to this day, women throughout the world face obstacles solely because of their gender. They disproportionately suffer from poverty and discrimination. It’s for this reason that Soroptimist, an organization of and by women, chooses to focus on the special challenges facing women and girls.
In order to accomplish this goal, the organization administers several international programs. The organization’s major project is the Live Your Dream Awards, which assist women by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and job prospects.
Soroptimist, founded in 1921, is an international volunteer service organization for women. Soroptimist International of Surrey/Delta, charted in 1995, has contributed significant financial support to our Awards Programs and Community Donations Program, as well as many club volunteer hours on behalf of local Surrey/Delta organizations, committees, and projects that support our mission. This year, our club is proud to support the following community organizations, programs and club-driven projects:
Funding for Community Programs we support is provided through a BC Gaming Grant – “We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia”
Funding for Programs we support is provided through a BC Gaming Grant – We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia
Tiny Bundle Program for expectant & new moms.
Education opportunities and hope for young mothers and their children who are caught in the cycle of poverty.
Surrey at-risk youth benefit from participation in mentoring programs. This also creates volunteer hours enriching our communities and inspiring female volunteerism.
Benefits all food insecure individuals by providing them with ample fresh and non-perishable food items, toiletries, baby items, and clothing when requested.
Provides preteen girls with a safe space where they can connect with positive adult role models and form positive relationships with their peers in a social environment.
Programs to instill the value of self-worth and self-love in young women, inspiring them to build confidence through acts of passion, kindness, community and connection.
Let Her Talk program: a peer support network in Surrey BC supporting racialized young women who are encountering gender-based violence.
Handmade Pillows by the sewing group at Peace Portal Alliance Church for women at the Cancer Centre.
Launching our new period poverty project to provide free menstrual products to local public facilities. Visit our FB page for more info:
Provides reusable menstrual hygiene products to school girls in Kenya.