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Farmington Valley Soroptimist Club
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Live Your Dream Award
The Soroptimist International Live Your Dream Awards assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.
This year’s application for a financial award is due by November 15, 2019. Applicants need to download and complete the Eligibility form, the application and the reference form for two (2) references. The Eligibility form needs to be completed first to make sure your applicant will qualify for this award. We encourage applicants to submit well before the deadline.
The best and easiest way to apply is on the SIA Website through the application portal at this link: http://bit.ly/LYDA-apply
In recent years, our club, Soroptimist International of Farmington Valley, received many applications. We had one winner who received the $3,000 award AND other applications were forwarded to other regional clubs for consideration. Three women won the award at the other clubs, for various amounts. Additionally all the winners are considered for the regional and national award levels.
Our club’s winner will be notified in January, 2020.
More information about this award and program is available at Live Your Dream.
If you have any questions or if your applicant needs guidance in completing the Eligibility form or application, please contact .
Suds for Sisters
A Toast to Women!
Sip and Paint
Do you live in the Farmington Valley and want to learn more about our club? Then contact us! We'd love to have you as a guest at an upcoming meeting or event!
Grace Academy, Hartford, CT ~
Grace Academy is an independent school dedicated to providing a quality, tuition-free education to girls of all faiths from low-income families residing in Hartford’s inner city neighborhoods. Since opening in September 2010, SIFV has provided financial, in-kind and service assistance to the school. SIFV members provide workshops and help organize clubs for the girls to participate in. We find this to be personally gratifying and the organization greatly appreciates our assistance.
SIFV’s support includes:
- In the 2010-2011 club year, $2,000 in financial assistance
- In the 2011-2012 club year, $2,045 in financial assistance
- In the 2012-2013 club year, $1,200 in financial assistance
- Since 2014, SIFV has donated over $20,000 in funds raised from its "A Toast to Women!" wine/chocolate event to Grace Academy!
Grace Academy Cooking Club - SIFV members and Grace Academy students enjoy the art of cooking!
Prudence Crandall Center (PCC), New Britain, CT ~
Over the last few years, SIFV has assisted PCC, the oldest domestic violence program in the State of Connecticut, in several ways:
In 2009, received a $7,000 Soroptimist Club Grant for Women and Girls from SIA Federation to help support its "SIFV & PCC Partners to Eradicate Domestic Violence" project. SIFV was able to purchase beds, bedding, linens, etc. to outfit the new Emergency Shelter.
In July 2012, received a $750 Janet Pfeiler Advancing the Status of Women club award from the Northeastern Region to help support its "Welcome to a New Hope...a New Beginning" project (see previous information).
March 2013 – SIFV members sit in a "sea of blue" welcome kits for Prudence Crandall Center
Also in July 2012, received a $7,000 Soroptimist Club Grant for Women and Girls from SIA Federation to help support its "Helping Teen Hearts Heal" project. SIFV was able to purchase furniture, a large TV, home theater system, computer workstations and other items to create a teen room at Prudence Crandall Center in order for these victims to have a place for counseling sessions, to complete homework and to have supervised movie/game nights.
SIFV members Tracy Scala, Joan Hofmann & Eileen Moskey on a site visit to the PCC Teen Resource Room.
Photos of the PCC Teen Resource Room – furniture, TV, computer workstations purchased
In October 2012, our club was honored to receive the PCC "Impact" award at its annual meeting. Members were there to receive the award on behalf of the club. Senator Richard Blumenthal also honored the club with a special citation from his office for its work with Prudence Crandall Center.
Awards given to SIFV for its philanthropic work with Prudence Crandall Center
SIFV members receive the PCC Impact Award –
Left to right: Lydia Tedone, Joan Hofmann, Eileen Moskey & Tracy Scala
- In Summer of 2013, again received a $500 product grant from "4imprint" (www.4imprint.com) for re-usable grocery shopping bags with the Soroptimist "S" logo and "Best for Women" tagline for PCC welcome kits. This donation will allow the club to continue this project of donating kits in 2013 and 2014.
- Since 2014, SIFV has donated over $20,000 in funds raised from its "A Toast to Women!" wine/chocolate event to Prudence Crandall Center!
- Ongoing - financially via proceeds from our fundraisers and through procured grants.
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