SISP members participated in the 27th Annual Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March on Friday 17 November 2017 to honour all those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic and family violence. The guest speaker was the Hon Simone McGurk MLA, Minister for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence.
Thousands of grandparents throughout WA provide care to their grandchildren as a result of the biological parents experiencing hardship through issues such as drug addiction, mental illness or imprisonment. They often provide the care with limited resources and are faced with huge financial pressures associated with raising children. Our new project is aimed at providing age-relevant school supplies to grandcarers throughout Perth.
We’ve had a wonderful response with over 16,000 individual stationery items donated. These were then sorted and packed into 300 bags to be distributed through Wanslea’s Grandcare service.
Thank you to Curtin FM 100.1 radio and its listeners who really got behind the project with their donations and to members of Girls for Girls for their support.
Our Annual Garage Sale was held on Sunday 29 October 2017. We had a great day with bright sunshine, lots of bargains and many shopper visiting and buying throughout the day. This is a major fundraising event for the Club and we were delighted to raise over $5,000 from the day. All funds raised go to projects to empower and educate women and girls.
You are invited to support our major fundraising event for the year. Our annual Starick Breakfast raises funds for the women’s refuge centre that is a not for profit organisation which provides multi-layered support services in Perth’s south-east metropolitan area to women and children experiencing family and domestic violence. The funds raised from the breakfast go directly to Starick to support women and children in need.
Our Soroptimist sisters, families and friends have joined together to knit, crochet and sew over 1,000 beanies that are being distributed to homeless people and families throughout our community. Thank you to everyone who has supported this cause in 2017.
Team Soroptimist Sunflowers once again participated in this annual fundraiser for the Cancer Council. The 11 members who made up the team this year raised a total of $6,450 with three members raising over $1,000 each and being in the top 20 fundraisers. This was our 15th year of involvement in the event.
Ten members of SISP attended the ANZAC Day service at the City of South Perth war memorial and laid two wreaths. The wreaths were made by members the night before. SISP has had a presence at the service for the past 10 years and is a way of showing our commitment to honour those who fought and served to enable freedom for people all over the world and our continuing support for community events.
SISP members joined in the celebrations of the South Perth Fiesta by having a presence at the Angelo Street Marketplace with baked and preserved goods for sale. The stall was a great success and we raised over $1,100 for our projects.
We will be helping out with the Family Foundations Service Christmas dinner for homeless families on Monday 12 December @ UnitingCare West, East Perth.