Soroptimist International of Downtown Redding [“SIDR”] is a part of Soroptimist International, a worldwide organization with over 75,000 members in 120 countries committed to improving the lives of women and girls. Just in the past 10 years our club has issued educational grants to women in Shasta County of over $50,000 through the “Live Your Dream” program, as well as the career mentoring program for high school aged girls “Dream It, Be It”. In addition to the educational grants we have also donated more than $50,000 towards local and international service projects. One of these projects is the “Promising Smiles” program to help low income women in Shasta County receive restorative dental care to give them back their smiles.
These are only a few highlights of the many local and international programs our club supports. I am always impressed by the commitment and passion of my fellow club members in helping women and girls achieve their dreams. We encourage anyone who has a heart to make a difference in our community, and across the world, to please join us at one of our meetings to learn more about Soroptimist.