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About Soroptimist International of Reno
Since 1942, Soroptimist International Reno has been providing volunteer services and financial aid to the women and families of Northern Nevada. With a membership ranging over the years between 25-50 active members, Soroptimist International of Reno has made up in talent and dedication what we may have lacked in size.
In addition to providing educational scholarships to women in Reno on an annual basis, Soroptimist International of Reno members donate valuable time in volunteering for local organizations such at STEP2, Ridge House, Today's Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders Reading program & The Women's Shelter just to name a few.
In 2002, Soroptimist International of Reno was recognized as the top non-profit organization in the State of Nevada and won the Governor’s Points of Light Award.

Recent Projects

 A.W.E. (AWEsome Women Emerging)
This  is where we visit the Women's Shelter in Reno in which we share a fun  evening with the women creating some type of craft and enjoying  dessert.   Our club has made the commitment to visit the shelter the  first Thursday of every month from 5:30-7pm.  We have done the following  crafts with the ladies: t-shirt scarves, fleece pillow, fleece scarves,  provided manicure & personal hygiene products, valentine cards.  We  try to serve dessert with the season; ice-cream sundaes, apple crisps,  pumpkin pie & cupcakes.

Teen Success
Once  a quarter, we attend their meeting and teach them to cook nutritional  & easy dinner meals.  The girls prepare the meals, freeze them &  each week pull out a meal for their snack during their meeting.

Today's Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders
Every  week we visit the same 2nd grade class at Libby Booth Elementary School  and read with the children.  Each child has their own book, so once we  are finished they are able to take the book home to share with siblings  & friends.  We read seven books in a school year.

Carville Low Income Senior Apartments
This  is an ongoing commitment to help senior women as needed.  We have  served Thanksgiving dinner & delivered stuffed Christmas stockings  to the women of the complex.

Lemmon Valley Elementary
In  lieu of exchanging gifts with our fellow Soroptimists we choose  to buy  coats, hats, scarves, mittens etc. for the children at Lois Allen  Elementary School which is a low income school in our district.  We  collected them all at our Holiday party and deliver them to the  Assistant Principal to be distributed to children who normally would not  have warm clothing for the winter months.

Prisoners Crocheting Hats
We  donate yarn to the Men's prison and in return we receive hats &  scarves the men crocheted.  We then donate the hats & scarves to  Lemmon Valley Elementary school for the children that need them &  their student store.