Cameron Park Life

Soroptimists offer grants to charity groups

By From page C13 | April 01, 2014

What began 10 years ago as a distribution of hard-earned funds to worthy community providers, has blossomed into an annual program by Soroptimist International of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills. Applications are now available for local non-profit and charitable organizations to submit for our 2013-14 financial grants.

This community service organization has provided more than $83,000 in the past years that benefitted the Serenity Project for Partners in Care, a Quick Books update for CASA El Dorado, funds to continue the Placerville Union School District’s Markham Girl Empowerment Group, a garden area for Senior Day Care in El Dorado Hills, youth shelter expansion for New Morning, and additional grants to Academic Decathlon, Center for Visually Impaired, Housing Emergency Lodging Program, Boys and Girls Club and 40 other organizations.

Applications are available from Karen Guthrie at P.O. Box 1193, Cameron Park 95682 or e-mail at [email protected] or check out the website at soroptimistcpedh.org.  Completed applications must be postmarked by May 1.

In addition, Soroptimist International of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills contributes to various local individuals and organizations on a regular basis, including scholarship funds for college-bound seniors, Violet Richardson Award for community service 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 more than 100,000 members in 100-plus countries. The Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills club meets Wednesday mornings in Cameron Park and welcomes women who are interested in learning more about Soroptimist International.

For more information call Karen Guthrie at (530) 409-2540.

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