Soroptimist bash on Sunday

Fundraising luncheon and fashion show for women’s award Oct. 23

Black Press

Soroptimist International of Surrey/Delta presents their first-annual Divas with a Cause fundraiser on Oct. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Washington Avenue Grill in White Rock.

The fundraising luncheon and fashion show will raise additional funds for the club’s 2012 Women’s Opportunity Award.

Participants can meet the club’s 2011 winner and hear how the award helped her move from struggling to make ends meet to securing a brighter future for her and her son.

The event includes raffle prizes, surprise bags and door prizes from community partners

Tickets are $35. Seating is limited. To reserve seats, call Karen at 604-531-8932 or email sisurreydelta@soroptimist.net

The Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards are cash awards given to motivated women who are the primary financial supporters of their families.

The recipients of the awards seek to improve their lives by gaining additional skills, training or education, but do not have the resources to do so. These cash awards are meant to offset any costs associated with the recipient’s efforts to attain higher education, including tuition, books, supplies, child care and transportation costs. The Surrey/Delta club will provide a cash grant to its award recipient, who will then advance to the Soroptimist Western Canada Region level, where one recipient will receive $5,000.

The program culminates with three finalist’ $10,000 national awards.

Soroptimist disburses more than $1.5 million annually through this program to help women reclaim their dreams of a better life for themselves and their family. Since 1972, Soroptimist has disbursed about $25 million and helped more than 30,000 women through the Women’s Opportunity Awards program.

Soroptimist International of Surrey/Delta is a volunteer organization for business and professional women dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Chartered in 1995, the Surrey/Delta club is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas where almost 100,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based projects that benefit women.

For more information on the Women’s Opportunity Award, call Linda at 604-313-9522 or email her at bestforwomen2012@gmail.com or visit the Western Canada Region website at www.wcsoroptimist.org

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