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Soroptimist International of Greater St. Louis is a proud member of Soroptimist International of the Americas, a worldwide organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.


The St. Louis chapter was chartered in 1973.  Our almost 50 members are retired and working professionals and business women. We are dedicated to the betterment of women and girls in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area by contributing our time, talents and financial support.    For more information regarding our meetings see "Become a Member" page.


Soroptimist International of Greater St. Louis club projects include supporting volunteer efforts for local food banks and arranging activities for nursing home patients.  During the year we host several fundraisers.  Click here for more information about our fundraisers.


Through our annual fundraising events we are able to grant local organizations funds to aid in their missions to help women and girls.  Applications for our Humanities grants are accepted January through March 1st each year.


In June, 2015 Soroptimist International of Greater St. Louis presented grants to twelve organizations.  We encourage everyone check out their websites and/or Facebook pages and support these wonderful organizations when you can.


ALIVE – Their mission is to provide counseling, emergency sanctuary and other critical services to adults and children who have been impacted by domestic abuse.


Bridgeway Behavioral Health – Our grant will support their Women’s Center. The mission of their Women’s Center is to provide physical and emotional safety to women and children experiencing domestic violence. The Women’s Center opened in 1979 when it was discovered that many of the women being treated for addiction also experienced intimate partner violence. It is the only domestic violence shelter in St. Charles and Lincoln Counties.


Every Child’s Hope – This year’s grant will support the “Midland” group home a transitional living program. This program is geared toward youth ages 16-21 with the goal of helping them transition safely and successfully into adulthood.


Girls in the Know – Their mission is to inspire girls to make healthy, informed and confident choices as they mature into adolescence and adulthood. This year’s award will help fund a Speaker Workshop at Griffith Elementary School in Ferguson. It will reach 85 4th-6th grade girls during the Fall of 2015.


Helping Hand Me Downs – Their mission is to provide clothing and supplies to children in need and support their families. Families are provided with clothing and are encouraged to return the items when the children have out grown them. HHMD offers a coaching program. Through this coaching program, moms have found the courage to leave abusive relationships and enroll in programs that support a successful path to independence.


Jamestown New Horizons – New Horizons a grant five times in the last nine years. They provide a natural therapy for children with disabilities. Their long-term goal is for its riders to develop to their fullest potential and to be able to take care of themselves and to succeed in the larger community and in the workforce.


Ladies of Charity Service Center – They operate a thrift store and food panty. All proceeds from the thrift store sales support the food pantry. Our grant will be used to help with utility bills of the families they serve.


Mary Ryder Home –They are one of the only licensed residential care facilities in St. Louis that accepts residents who have no family or means of financially supporting themselves.


Our Father’s House – They work to empower those in transition to become self-sufficient by offering a hand up while providing them with basic necessities such as clothing, food, household items and monetary donations.


Our Lady’s Inn –They provide pregnant women and their children shelter and hope for a new life through humble acts of love. Our Lady’s Inn serves women ages 18 and over how are homeless and pregnant.


St. Martha’s Hall – Their mission is to break the cycle of violence and improve the lives of women and girls. They work to end poverty and violence by addressing other issues that affect their economic, social and political process.


TEAM – The mission of TEAM is to serve the poor, the hungry and the needy in the Florissant and Hazelwood area. They are in their 29th year of service.


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updated 7/8/2015