Soroptimists Fund Local Organizations

Soroptimist International of Glendale (SIG) presented checks totaling $20,000 to 13 organizations serving women and girls at its annual luncheon on Thursday, Dec.15 at the Glendale Hilton Hotel.

SIG raises funds throughout the year, but mostly at its annual Bras for a Cause event (scheduled for April 28, 2012) in the spring. Proceeds are donated to the three local hospitals for breast cancer services. Some funds are also set aside for community giving.

Local organizations are invited to submit applications for funds in late summer and the group chooses among those applications.

This year financial support was awarded to American Association of University Women, Ark Family Center, Commission on the Status of Women, Didi Hirsch, Mental Health Services, Door of Hope, GAR Services, Girl Scouts, Girls on the Run, Glendale Unified School District, Salvation Army, Walter Hoving Home, YWCA of Glendale and Soroptimist International of the Americas.