Sunday, December 29, 2013

Calling all Quilters, Knitters and Crocheters....

Blankets & Books, an Anacortes Early Learning Partners sponsored program, provides the parents of every baby born at Island Hospital with a hand-made receiving blanket, a board book and information about the importance of parents reading to their young children.

Please help us welcome the newest members of our community with a warm embrace!  Hand-made baby size blankets of all styles and colors are always needed and can be dropped off at the office of Whitney Early Learning Center at the corner of M Ave. and 12th St. in Anacortes or you may call 360-840-4108 for a pick up.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stop Human Trafficking Rally

Soroptimist International of Fidalgo Island is proud to be one of the founders of Washington Engage Coalition Against Trafficking in Skagit County; for the purpose of organizing and empowering our communities to take action to prevent sex and labor trafficking. Human trafficking is ranked the second most lucrative crime in the world and 100-300 thousand children are currently estimated to be sexually trafficked in the United States alone. In this form of modern day slavery, victims are subjected to force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor. Their average age is thirteen.

Join SI Fidalgo Island and Washington Engage Coalition Against Trafficking in Skagit County at a Stop Human Trafficking Rally to be held January 11th at noon simultaneously at the corner of 12th & Commercial (Safeway) in Anacortes and at the Courthouse in Mount Vernon. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

One of Those Things That We Do

To celebrate this season of giving, we, the ladies of SIFI, have pledged to each pick up an angel  from the giving trees in our hometown.

That amounts to 25 gifts for those less fortunate in Anacortes.

And that is in addition to the $200 in house cleaning for a very sick young mother struggling with cancer.

Of course, that is just the public part of our annual giving.  Soroptimists do the giving thing very, VERY well.