Recently SIGP members donated funds and purchased 1,000 bars of soap, 520 zip lock bags, and 240 washcloths and donated them to    Days for Girls. 

If you would be interested in donating items to Days for Girls please click on the link above and it will take you to the website.

  • 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. 

  • RUBY AWARD.. for women helping women...acknowledges a woman who has made a significant difference improving the lives of women and girls.  DEAD LINE January 15, 2016
  • LIVE YOUR DREAM..the signature Award of Soroptimist International of the Americas!  This award honors a woman who is going to school to improve employment opportunities and is head of a household enrolled in a training or educational program has a financial need. DEAD LINE November 15, 2015
  • VIRGINIA WAGNER AWARD... is specific to those states in Midwestern Region: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Women residing in these states who are attending college/university in pursuit of a bachelors, masters or doctoral degree are eligible to apply. DEAD LINE January 15, 2016

virginia wagner award chair

Ross Braun braunross@aol.com





FUNDRAISING & 

MEMBERSHIP

  • Second Hand Sales (Garage Sales)

  • Dine-Around Town Raffle

  • Mini Fundraisers


PROGRAMS & SERVICE

  • Positive Images
  • Ruby Award
  • Live Your Dream Award
  • ​Virginia Wagner Award


  • STOP Human Trafficking Events.Soroptimist International of Grosse Pointe has worked to bring human trafficking awareness to the community for the past seven years.  SIGP’s first human trafficking event was held at the Grosse Pointe Yacht club in 2008.  Teresa Flores, a survivor of human trafficking and author of The Slave Across the Street and Sacred Bath, came to Grosse Pointe with her story of how she was trafficked at fifteen years-old while living at home with her family in a well-to-do Michigan neighborhood.  Teresa is a survivor who has become the national voice of women and girls who are being trafficked today in the United States.  She is the founder of S.O.A.P. “Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution, a hands-on outreach to fight sex trafficking at large events in communities.  SIGP members help to fight sex trafficking by supporting S.O.A.P. through distribution of small soap bars which have the human trafficking hot line number to local area hotels and motels during the Detroit International Auto Show held in January of each year
Live Your Dream Award Chair

Elaine Flowers erflowers51@gmail.com



​PUBLIC AWAReNESS

  • Anti-Human trafficking EVENTS
  • teen violence Awareness
  • Aniti Bullying

Soroptimist International of

Grosse Pointe (SIGP)

2014 summer Second Hand Sale

SIGP members getting together for a little painting with a twist fun-raiser.

  • Second Hand Sale. Each year SIGP put on two or three second hand sales to raise money to fund our awards.  Last year we raised $3,000
  • ​Dine-Around-Town Raffle is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  In 2015 we raised over $6,000 which funded the majority of our awards.  Last years  “bundle” of restaurant gift certificates totaled $2,250 of restaurant gift certificates.  Five prize bundles ranging from $650 for first prize to $250 for fifth prize. 
  • Mini Fundraiser are another way SIGP members get together to socialize, have fun and raiser money to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. 

ruby award chair

Marlane Washington marlanewashington@gmail.com