A little Christmas cheer

SI-Norwalk member Dona hosted a delicious salad luncheon at her beautiful home on Saturday, with included a surprised birthday celebration for Si Norwalk Member Marilee with complete with a birthday cake & serenade! christmas-club

 

Thanks to everyone who donated toys and hooded sweatshirts for Helpline Youth Counseling. SI-Norwalk Member Angela was thrilled to be taking so many gifts back with her to help their homeless clients and families in crisis.

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Additionally, earlier in the week SI Norwalk members Lisa and Liana hosted a successful “makeover day” for women in the SFS area and from downtown LA. Plus our own Desert Coast Region Governor Susan Gilbey stopped in to meet the ladies and donate even more items!  It was a specular day with many smiles and new hope for these special ladies!

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Soroptimist International or Norwalk wishing you and your family many blessings this holiday season.

2016 Gala Highlights

Soroptimist International of Norwalk hosted a successful holiday gala fundraiser, “Believe” on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex from 4-7 pm. Guests enjoyed music, socializing and dinner in a festive Christmas atmosphere.  galablog

Three Soroptimist members shared information about outreach to  community partners L.A. Centers for Alcohol & Drug Addiction and Helpline Youth Counseling.  Hand-crafted tree ornaments made by women in transition at one of L.A. CADA’s programs, “Custody to Community Transitional Re-Entry Program” were available for sale, and attendees were invited to donate unwrapped toys for Helpline Youth Counseling’s “Santa’s Toy Shop” or hooded sweatshirts for outreach to homeless women and teens.
The evening came to a satisfying close after a lucky door prize winner won an Echo, and four names were pulled in the Opportunity Drawing as winners of the beautifully decorated Christmas trees.  Each of the 4 winners went home with a lighted tree loaded with over $500 in gift certificates and holiday presents, thanks to generous individual and corporate sponsors.