For Immediate Release
Contact: Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin
Karen Fraser-Middleton, Marketing Action, Inc., 916-652-0993
Loomis Soroptimist Raised $12,000 for Education Projects at “It’s in the Bag” Designer Purse Fundraiser on January 24
January 26, 2017 (LOOMIS, CA) – Over 200 attendees at the fifth annual “It’s in the Bag” designer purse event contributed $12,000 that will be used by Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin to fund education projects.
According to Chris Hebard-Summers, who Co-Chaired the fundraiser with Sabrina Higby, all 25 purses were donated to the club for the event held on Wednesday, January 24, 2017 at the Blue Goose in Loomis. “It always amazes me how our members and the community come together to raise money and nurture relationships; it’s the best part of coordinating this event!” said Hebard-Summers. “I am so appreciative of all the Soroptimist club members and ‘Soroptimisters’ (member’s husbands) who volunteered, P & L Catering that prepared the dinner, Top Flight Fundraising that baked cookies for dessert and Dennis Zachary & Crew who manned the bar.”
The club’s efforts are well supported by local companies, explained Hebard-Summers. “There were 27 local businesses that donated to the event,” said Hebard-Summers. “We are thankful that Mikuni Charitable Foundation was the event sponsor.” Table sponsors included Hebard Insurance and Tax Solutions, Recology, Loomis Self Storage, Edward Jones, All My Best, JC Bookkeeping & Financial Services, New York Life, West Pacific Cabinets and Living Young Essential Oils. The businesses that provided gift certificates included Newcastle Produce, Bridge Yoga, Mikuni Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Terry Duarte with Cabi Clothes, M&D Beauty, Villa Smith, Rejuvenate Day Spa and Ugly Mug.
On February 28, SI Loomis Basin will be awarding grants to teachers, a high school scholarship and the Live Your Dream Award to help a woman who is head of her household and pursuing further education to better support her families. The club also supports the Loomis Senior L.I.F.E. Center. The Loomis Soroptimist club also presents the Soroptimist International Dream It Be It program to the girls at Koinonia Foster Homes/Group Homes to help them overcome obstacles.
To learn more about the club, go to www.soroptimistloomis.com and find Soroptimist Loomis Basin on Facebook.
Soroptimist (soroptimist.org) is an international volunteer service organization for business, professional and retired women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin (www.soroptimistloomis.com) is a 501(c)(3) organization.
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3768 – Chris Hebard-Summers, Co-Chair of the Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin “It’s in the Bag” event that was attended by over 200 people and raised $12,000 for education projects.
3799 – Rebecca Fong (L) who donated a designer purse with Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin member Romi Glynn (R) at “It’s in the Bag” fundraiser at the Blue Goose in Loomis.
3781- Angela Schneider (L) with SI Loomis President Debi Schneider (R ) at “It’s in the Bag” fundraiser.