Cameron Park Life

Cameron Park, EDH Soroptimists offer grants

By From page B8 | April 04, 2012

Applications are now available for local non-profit and charitable organizations to apply to Soroptimist International of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills for a 2012 financial grant. This annual program, SICP/EDH’s major community service project, offers direct support for specific projects.

Applications are available from Pam Greever at PO Box 1193, Shingle Springs 95682, or e-mail at [email protected]. The deadline for completed applications to be received by SICP is May 15.

Soroptimist International of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills has recently provided financial support though the grant program to many community projects such as Buckeye Education Foundation, a volunteer group saving PE, library and music for K-8 students; Green Valley Elementary School sustainability project greenhouse, New Morning to partially furnish new shelter, United Outreach of EDC for Grace Place transitional shelter, CASA El Dorado, Partners in Care, El Dorado  Center of Folsom Lake College, Foster Family Services, Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer, Sober Grad Night and Placerville Police Department’s bloodhound project.

The organization also contributes to various local individuals and organizations on a regular basis. Some examples are scholarship funds for college-bound students, support for the Center for Violence-Free Relationships and the Women’s Opportunity Award, a monetary award given by Soroptimist to women who have returned to school and are the family’s primary wage-earner.

Soroptimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization for business and professional women with 100,000 members in more than 100 countries. The Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills club meets Wednesday mornings in Cameron Park and welcomes women who are interested in learning more about Soroptimism. Information is also available at [email protected]

For more information contact Pam Greever at (530) 919-3884.

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