Soroptimist International is a global women’s organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Our years of experience working with women and girls has taught us that education is the key to unlocking economic empowerment. When women and girls are educated they have opportunity, choices and power to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families.
Locally, in addition to supporting Soroptimist-wide programs, the North San Diego and Poway Soroptimist clubs work together on a Transitional Housing Program for domestic violence survivors. This 18-month program moves families from dependency and abuse to a safe, self-sustaining life by providing housing, mentorship, and financial help. Since 1997 North San Diego and Poway clubs have helped 65 moms and 153 children. The proceeds generated by Hats and Heels makes this and our other programs possible.
Watch video to learn more about the programs we support
Hats & Heels Event: April 5, 2020
Presented by Soroptimist International Clubs of North San Diego and Poway
12:00 PM Champagne Reception & Silent Auction
1:00 PM Lunch & Program
Fairmont Grand Del Mar, 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, California, 92130 (HERE)
Domestic Violence Statistics
The number of women murdered daily by a current or former male partner in the USA
The number of people per minute physically abused by their intimate partner -- 1 in 4 of abused are men
The percentage of women worldwide who will experience physical and/or sexual abuse by an intimate partner during their lifetimes
The percentage of lesbian women who will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes
The number of calls placed to domestic violence hotlines every day
The number of children exposed to domestic violence every year
Hundreds are dressed in their finest hats, coming together to raise funds and support survivors of domestic violence.
Become a Hats & Heels Sponsor
Download Sponsor Form HERE
Attend the Hats & Heels
Become a Soroptimist Member
Follow us on social media to keep the discussion going
… and don’t forget to bring your hat!
Soroptimist Hats & Heels • 501c3 Tax ID #23-7122002
We Are So Grateful to Our Sponsors
THE EDDA I O'CONNOR
NAN & IKE EASTMAN
PALA BAND OF MISSION INDIANS