STOP Human Trafficking Events. Soroptimist International of Grosse Pointe works to bring human trafficking awareness to the community. 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.
Check out our PUBLIC AWARENESS TAB To see more of what SIGP does to bring Human Trafficking Awareness to the public.
Second Hand Sale. Each year SIGP has garage sales to raise money to fund our awards.
Dine-Around-Town Raffle is our biggest fundraiser of the year. In recent years we have raised over $7,000 which funds the majority of our awards.
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.
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 February 15th
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 15th
VIRGINIA WAGNER EDUCATIONAL 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 15th
For more information about these awards please see our SIGP Educational Awards tabs.