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We increase access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating Social Entrepreneurs, mobilizing volunteers and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigma and limitations for women and girls.
MOTHER'S DAY BAG COLLECTION'S
Thank you everyone for contributing to our annual Mother’s Day Bags for Positive Images. As we approach this year’s giving, here is the current status.
We have enough cosmetic samples (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body lotion, and bars of soap). However, if you have been collecting them and still want to drop them off, I will store them, or we will give more than one to all the women.
Thanks also for all the bag (like Kroger) donations. We have enough but I will save more for next year if you find you have more than you need.
We are accepting the following:
Cosmetic travel pouches
Small jewelry boxes
So if you have some of these items you wish to donate, please contact Mary Ellen Burke at: MEB650@aol.com
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
POSITIVE IMAGES PARENTING PLUS (PIP+)
February was a busy month with "plus" activities for the women who come to the parenting class. Mary Ellen, Ellen, Jane, and Diana showed GIRLS RISING in segments of three stories for two weeks. They were well received with good comments from the women.
Dorothy organized the valentine craft and Ellen mailed valentines for any woman who wanted her valentine mailed!
Carol H. with her friend Toni, made a special presentation of her African artifacts. The women were very interested and asked many questions about the village in Africa.
Nancy continues her work with journal writing with the women at P. I. II. Everyone involved in this activity is inspired! Diane K. and Laura are wonderful facilitators for the Parenting classes.
Mary Ellen keeps the computer room open for the women on Tuesdays.
Positive Images! None of these "plus" activities would happen without SIGP's time and commitment to Positive Images!
Positive Images Inc., a woman’s residential rehabilitation program in Detroit. Our Soroptimist Resource Center in Positive Images provides tutoring, and a library in the residential housing center.
Soroptimist members contribute gifts at Christmas, provide special Mother's Day items and provide personal hygiene buckets for the women in Positive Images.
SIGP voted at the February meeting to support a CLUB GRANT for Positive Images. The grant will be written to purchase a new stove for the residential house at 700 E. Grand Blvd. plus dishes, silverware, glasses and utensils. With the purchasing of a new stove come lessons in nutrition and cooking for the clients! This is the fun part for SIGP - we all will have the opportunity to be involved in this meal planning and it will be fun!
Also, replacement of 20 sets of twin sheet sets, pillows, and comforter blankets will be requested as a continuation of the grant from 2011.
Mary Ellen, Marya, Aleska and Diana began the writing process February 17th and will continue with it during the first week of March. The amount of the grant request is estimated to be $3,500. A copy of the grant will be shared at the April meeting.
SIGP's continued support of Positive Images is a great way to put our mission into action: improve the lives of women and girls. Many HUGS to all for saying YES to this grant initiative!
SIGP was awarded the grant in June of 2015
Soroptimist Club Grants
for Women and Girls