Close 2021 With Tax-Deductible Gift for Women and Girls

Dear Soroptimists,

As this year comes to a close, I wanted to send you my warmest gratitude for your dedication to our mission in 2021. 

You see, this past year, you not only gave women and girls education support—but you also gave them confidence and hope for a brighter future. 

This past year, your support:

  • Inspired over 10,000 girls to realize their own inner strength and to dream of big possibilities for their future careers.
  • Empowered over 1,800 courageous women to keep pursuing their education goals while worrying less about how they'll make ends meet.
  • Lifted families out of poverty by giving women and girls the skills that will enable them to find better jobs, secure stable housing, and make healthy decisions for their families.

The women and girls we serve may not know about your compassionate generosity. But they will know they received the gift of education because someone gave them a chance. Someone like you said, "Her dreams are worth it."

But don't take our word for it. See what Jenna, a Live Your Dream Awards recipient from Santa Rosa, CA, USA, had to say:

"When I received my Live Your Dream Award, I was becoming a mother, getting off drugs, leaving an abusive relationship, and navigating the welfare system. When I heard I won the $2,500, I was beyond thrilled. But the biggest reward was knowing that I was being recognized for my hard work, which gave me confidence in myself.  

Since receiving the award, I have drastically improved my situation. I have a job at a charity, was promoted several times, and am now a Program Manager. I repaired my financial situation and found a beautiful apartment. I now have a stable, loving home for my son, and that is what I am most proud of." 

As we reflect on our efforts this past year, let us also think towards our brilliant future. Right now, thousands of women and girls are waiting to pursue their education dreams with the help of financial support, improved confidence, and the skills to overcome obstacles. All of their dreams are possible with dedicated members like you. 
Let us unite in our effort to help even more women and girls in 2022.

If you are planning to participate in year-end giving, we ask you to consider Soroptimist. Donations made by midnight 12/31 will take advantage of the 2021 charitable tax deduction and give more women and girls hope, joy, and renewed confidence in the new year!

Thank you for all you do to help us create positive change for women and girls today and tomorrow. 
Wishing you good health, peace, and a very happy New Year.

Michelle Burnett
Executive Director/CEO, SIA


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