Hope Harbor Shelter 

For many years, the club gave financial and other support for women sheltered by the Salvation Army at Hope Harbor in Lodi.

We hosted Christmas Parties for the "Women Helping Women" group, including women from Hope Harbor Shelter for Women and Children.  Each woman received a gift bag and a donation was made for use as needed at the shelter.

Members gathered at the home of Liz Kass to assemble gift bags.

Members with gift bags for Women Helping Women and the Second Step.

The shelter needed a trundle bed in 2015.  Karen West shows the bed to Bev.

Christmas 2013 We hosted the "Women Helping Women" group  at a Christmas luncheon . 
We donated a sofa and chair for the shelter.

Christmas 2012 We hosted the women at a Christmas luncheon . 
We donated new comforters for all the beds in the shelter.

 Tory and Karen from Salvation Army planned the event

Soroptimist members Bev and Phyllis pose with Santa

SI Lodi Donated 22 comforters and cases for the guests rooms at the Hope Harbor Shelter. 
This was a surprise for the ladies as they returned from the Christmas Party.

Example of rooms at the Shelter

Hope Harbor donation 2010

In Sept. of 2009 Soroptimist of Lodi donated $2000 to add another room at the Hope Harbor Shelter for women and children. There was a need to increase the capacity at the shelter. They purchased 4 bunk beds and the bedding, etc.
Germaine points to the TV we presented at our Christmas Party in 2010.  In 201a we donated a new clothes washer.

Christmas Party for the Hope Harbor Shelter women

Soroptimist's hosted 30 homeless women at a Christmas Party held at Round Table Pizza for Christmas 2009 and 2010.  Most of the women are residents at the Hope Harbor Shelter.  Santa Claus made an appearance to distribute much appreciated gifts to all of the women. We donated funds to purchase the gifts for the women. 
In 2010 we also donated a 40" TV and a DVD/VCR player.
In 2011 we donated a new Washer.
Bev, Kim, Susan, Santa, Pat and Lori  2010
Kim and Bev fill Christmas wishes for needy families. Christmas 2011

 Soroptimists Sue Brazil, Bev Lacy and Salvation Army Kim Williams with Santa. 2009

 Bev, Susan and Lori pose with Santa 2010
Bev and Lori with Santa 2011

 SI Lodi members donated Holiday gifts to the Salvation Army Hope Harbor Shelter for women and children in 2008.

SOS Day 2008: Members worked at the Hope Harbor Shelter sorting clothing. Our December SOS day will be packaging gifts for children. 

Kettle Kick-off Luncheon

Chardonnay Hall was full of guests, and the chefs that prepared our meal were graduates from the culinary program who all volunteered their service for the day to give back to the organization that has given so much to them. It was a wonderful Thanksgiving meal including turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy. The Salvation Army’s goal of $75,000 was reached, and half of that was raised by Annette Murdaca so she won first place again as a Celebrity Bell Ringer.
The total goal for the upcoming year’s budget was $225,000 so the funds raised at this lunch provide a full third of the money they have to work with all year for the many wonderful programs they provide our community. If you are available next year, you should attend. 
We donated $1.000 of profits to the SIA Club Campaign for third year in a row.
We signed on to raise funds for the Salvation Army by ringing the bell at S-Mart on Lodi Avenue for the past 3 years. Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time to do this. Lynn suggested we do a “Coat Drive” to benefit Salvation Army at the same time, so she provided a bin.

 SI Lodi generously made donations of $250 to Lodi House in 2009 for their new program entitled “Gram’s Apron Pocket” and $1,000 to Salvation Army Hope Harbor to help out with their expenses during the holiday season. .
We’re spreading the green and that should make us all feel good.
Holiday Donations

Tamara and Stacie 

Salvation Army 

Peanut Butter and Jelly

SI Lodi donated Peanut Butter and Jelly to be used for lunches for needed families during the school vacation breaks.   

President Germaine presents PB & J to Envoy Kim Williams from the Salvation Army.

Barbara and Susan ring bells 2010

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