Who We Are
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.
What We Do
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 71 moms and 171 children. The proceeds generated by Hats and Heels makes this and our other programs possible.
Watch the below video to learn more about the programs we support.
Registration is now open for our 2021 Virtual Cocktail Hour Event!
Wear your favorite hat and highest heels and join us from the comfort of your home!
The event is Friday, May 7th and we will be live streaming from Facebook and YouTube.
Event will start at 5:00PM PT.
We have an exciting new event planned again. More details to follow!
If you will miss our event and would like to contribute
or would like more information, please see our Contact Us page.
We receive donations and participation all
year and we are appreciative of all you do
to help us help others!
Hats & Heels Event
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.
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
VICTORIA M. JONES
PEGGY STEWART & TOM SCOTT
THE GOSSELIN FAMILY FUND
LYNNE & GLENN
THE RAMOS FAMILY
Friends of SI
PGZ & CJZ CHARITABLE TRUST
THE HERAMB CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
43RD REALTY TRUST
DR & MRS CHARLES MARSH
MARK T. KELLY