Our impact is measured by the lives we see changed. To do so, Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach supports the two signature programs of Soroptimist International of the Americas as well as local and international non profits whose missions are synergistic with ours. We do this through our generous donors and sponsors and our fundraising efforts, resulting in a great impact on the lives of the women and girls we serve.
Live Your Dream
The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families be more successful. We provide the resources they need to improve their education, skills and career prospects. To apply for this award, click HERE.
Dream It, Be It
Dream It, Be It targets girls in secondary school who face obstacles to success. It provides girls with access to professional role models, career education and the resources to live their dreams. Soroptimist clubs in 19 countries and territories work in partnership with girls in small groups over a 7 week period. We provide girls with the information and resources they need to be more successful. Most noteworthy, the topics include career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, overcoming obstacles, and, finally, teaching how to move forward after setbacks or failures.
Dolly Wakeham Memorial Grant
Each year SIHB adopts two single moms and their families. Our objective: to support, mentor and, also, to make each holiday and occasion a joyous one. The award is named for Dolly Wakeham, a Huntington Beach Soroptimist who passed away, leaving a small trust fund so that her legacy would live on. The interest from that fund forms the basis for the grant. The fund is augmented (financially and by physical gifts) by the club members and donations from caring people in our community to help women be more successful..
Project Self Sufficiency
PSS is a program for low income single parents and disadvantaged families. All (moms and dads) must be enrolled in school or job training, meet HUD low-income requirements and, additionally, live, work or be in school in Orange County. Throughout the year, club members donate food, clothing, etc. to the program and volunteer at various events for the families. SIHB also provides a scholarship for a PSS mom each year.
Finally, SIHB hosts a variety of fundraising events throughout the year to add to our organizational impact, including a wine tasting, bunco game night and a walk to make a difference.
OUR SERVICE PROJECTS INCLUDE:
- Golden West College Returning Veteran’s Resource Center (for Women)
- Mitzvah Meals at Temple Beth Shalom
- Mary’s Path
- Huntington Beach Youth Shelter
- The CARE Programs at Golden West College, Orange Coast College & Coastline College
- Haitian Outreach
- The Huntington Beach Senior Center – help for a Senior Woman
To support these and other Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach’s ongoing projects, please click on our Donate Now button on the top right of this page or send a check to:
P.O. Box 1306
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
SIHB Club Tax Status
501(c) (3) Charitable Organization
Tax ID# 95-6122426