What We Do

Throughout history and still to this day, women throughout the world face obstacles solely because of their gender. They disproportionately suffer from poverty and discrimination. It’s for this reason that Soroptimist, an organization of and by women, chooses to focus on the special challenges facing women and girls.

Soroptimist’s Dream Programs—Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women and Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls—ensure women and girls have access to the education and training they need to reach their full potential and live their dreams. Soroptimist is committed to investing in programs that have a sustainable, measurable change for women and girls.

Soroptimist also sponsors Live Your Dream.org, an online community empowering offline volunteer action. The self-motivated network is made up of people who wish to support women and girls in their quest to lead better lives, while gaining inspiration in their own lives. Members of the free online community work on topics such as women’s economic empowerment, ending violence against women, human trafficking, and more.

Other Programs:

Soroptimist International of Folsom El Dorado Hills (SIFEDH) participates in and financially supports programs on the local level, depending on the specific needs of our community.  Past programs have included: Folsom Community Day, Folsom Cordova Unified School District Homeless Student Services, Project 680, My Sister's House Anti-Trafficking Conference, Furniture for Families, Powerhouse Transformation Center, Run For Courage (now Break Free Run), Dress a Girl Around the World, Folsom Women's Facility, and Folsom Lake High Continuation School (including monetary awards for female graduates).

To support these programs, SIFEDH holds fundraisers annually within the community.  Please consider supporting our club and it's programs by attending our next fundraiser - Destination Dinner: Passport To Mexico or by making a monetary donation to our club.  Thank you!