These projects can be partnerships with outside organizations or they can be a passion of a member or group of members. These are always growing and changing with the membership and the needs of the community.
Pink Patch Project
The Pink Patch Project is a collaborative effort between SIMB and MBPD. This is the second year we have partnered together to raise money for our Breast Cancer Comfort Bags. Nationally the program centers on vibrant pink versions of the public safety officer's uniform patch. These bright pink patches have been specially designed by each participating agency specifically for the Pink Patch Project campaign. Members of each of the participating agencies wear these pink patches on their regular uniforms for the entire month of October each year during “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” The pink patches are intended to stimulate conversation with the community and to encourage public awareness about the importance of early detection and the on-going fight against this disease.
Crown Jewel Club
Crown Jewel Club provides a positive environment for at-risk girls that fosters improved self-esteem and self-confidence. Through the program, Crown Jewel Club teaches girls how to make introductions, basic manners and personal hygiene, how to safely deal with social media, the consequences of bullying, how to write thank you notes, and proper table etiquette.
Crown Jewel Club gives at-risk girls a sense of belonging and surrounds them with people who care.
Days for Girls
Days for Girls is a nonprofit organization which makes sustainable feminine hygiene kits for girls and delivers them in over 100 countries where menstrual cycles mean girls are banned from attending school. The kits can definitely give them back DAYS of education so they don’t fall behind and drop out, and can grow up to fully participate in society. Our Soroptimist club has partnered with the Los Angeles Chapter of Days for Girls to provide volunteers for their monthly work days. In addition we bring home portions of the project so even more club members and friends can meet for local activity days and contribute by washing, ironing, cutting and sewing fabric.
Our club has sponsored the Mira Costa High School "S" Club for over 50 years as a way to mentor teen girls and encourage them in serving the community. Each year we advise the club and its board members, partner with them on our events, and support the "S" Club service projects which they decide to employ. They participate in our Dream It, Be It workshops.