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Club Service Projects

Club Service Projects include:

Bears & Binkies

Senior Share: Breakfast Buddies

Break These Chains-Live Free
Dream It, Be It!
Live Your Dream Student Art Contest
Teens Helping Teens 

Live Your Dream Student Art Contest:

Contest is held for students at an "at risk" elementary school in Las Vegas. Participants submit artwork they have created that celebrate women and their accomplishments. Books for elementary readers are donated to the school library and all participants are given certificates of participation. Contest winners are given a gift card and a book of their very own to take home.


2015/2016:  As part of the 8th Annual Soroptimist Live Your Dream Art Contest, SIGLV asked the fifth graders at Mater Academy of Nevada to create a work of art that depicts a woman who serves as a mentor or role model in their life.

We hosted an awards ceremony at the school. All participants were given certificates of participation and the contest winners were each given a gift card and a book of their very own to take home. We also donated books for elementary readers to the school library and treated over 100 students to juice and snacks.

2014/2015:  Forty 5th and 6th graders at Mater Academy of Nevada are hard at work creating art that celebrates women and their accomplishments.  This year's contest seeks to highlight girls' career potential and asked students to draw or paint a picture of a working woman they know and admire.  Voting on their artwork will be done at our December business meeting.  All participants will receive certificates and finalist will each be awarded a gift card and a book.

For more information on our 2014/2015 winner:  click here

Finalists will also have their art work sumitted to Soroptimist International of the Americas to be included in the worldwide Live Your Dream art contest.

 Teens Helping Teens:

Teens Helping Teens (THT) was founded by two sisters several years ago as a school project to provide assistance by teenagers to homeless and displaced teenagers who are trying to attend school. The project grew quickly and is now a nonprofit 501c3 organization, providing assistance directly to teens, by teens, who have little or just the clothes on their backs.

THT works community wide, going directly to the streets, and supports other non profits, such as Safe Nest, YMCA, Big Brothers/Big Sister, Partners for Homeless Youth and many more. Their help is in the form of donations of teen appropriate clothing (teens want to look cool and fit in), school supplies, food, homemade fleece blankets and special survival kits for winter, summer and the holidays. All this is done from their garage with the help of other teens. One of their wishes is for the donation of an enclosed box trailer so they could go mobile with their goodies in a recognizable vehicle and be able to have everything on hand when doing outreach to the teens on the street.

Teen Helping Teens host many annual events, plus they have projects that they continuously working on throughout the year. 

This past year’s events included: Formal dinner for teens at Boys Town, dance party at The Shade Tree Shelter, Wet and Wild fun day, and Halloween and Spring/Easter fun; prom scholarships, which included donated formals and makeup by Dawn and Mary Kay Cosmetics; a school supplies drive throughout the summer; grad celebration parties and grad baskets to celebrate these special teens; and holiday gifts: 350 teens were impacted across the holidays, 140 by Angel Tree, plus every teen in every shelter and drop in center across our community received a stocking and a gift. In addition, there were numerous street outreach events to help these young people have some sort of holiday gift.

Currently, they are getting ready to spread some Spring/Easter fun in the form of  candy, novelties and cute donated bags/baskets. It’s also time to compile the summer survival kits. Then, next up are graduation celebrations and grad baskets. 

Check out their website for examples of their efforts!  Website: or facebook:  Teens Helping Teens

2017 Winter Survival Kits:  fleece blankets, scarves, and Winter Survival kits including Kleenex packets, Chap stick, Scarves (knit & fleece), Gloves or mittens, Beanie Hats, $5 McDonald Gift Cards or similar, Fleece Blankets, Hand Sanitizer, Refillable Water Bottles or case water, Protein or Cereal Bar, candy canes, Fashionable sweaters, coats all sizes.  These items will be handing out the items on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Siegal Suities on Cambridge.   

 2016 Spring Projects: click here  

2015-2016:  See Flyer for articles need for Winter Survival Kits

 2014-2015:  17 fleece blankets were made and donated by volunteers in the club for Teens Helping Teens homeless teens project. We’re so happy to support these amazing young women who provide support and service to homeless teens.

Breakfast Buddies:  

Once a month (usually 3rd Friday) we serve and socialize with a group of seniors at a senior breakfast at East Valley Family Service.  Program runs from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.  

Break These Chains - Live Free: 

A partnership of Southern Nevada Soroptimist International clubs and our communities. The 501(c)(3) organization focuses attention on and educates the general public on the problems of human trafficking. It provides resources, financial and human, to governmental entities or non-profit agencies that provide services to victims of human trafficking and/or develop and provide educational or advocacy materials to combat human trafficking, especially to our youth. We were advocates for strong state legislation to punish the perpetrators rather than the victims of human trafficking. That state law became effective July 1, 2013.

For more information go to

Bears and Binkies:  

April 30, 2016 at East Valley Family Service parking lot 1830 E Sahara, Las Vegas (Sahara & Burnham)

Bears and Binkies is an annual picnic that honors those parents and children who have worked hard during the year in programs at East Valley Family Services to develop skills to strengthen rather than abuse each other. This event coincides with National Child Abuse Prevention month.

For the past several years, our members have donated to one of the most popular events at the picnic, the cakewalk, and have volunteered our services at the registration table.

In 2015, we made the event an official service project of SIGLV and expanded our commitment to include hosting a make and take craft table where children made a caterpillar or butterfly work of art with their fingerprints.

Dream It, Be It!

Dream It, Be It: This Career Support for Girls helps girls grow up to be strong, successful, happy adults. Dream It, Be It targets girls in secondary school who face obstacles to their future success. It provides girls with access to professional role models, career education and the resources to live their dreams. Soroptimist clubs work in partnership with girls in small groups or a conference setting to provide them with the information and resources they want and need to be successful. The topics covered include career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, overcoming obstacles to success and how to move forward after setbacks or failures.

2018 Dream It, Be It:  Scheduled for May 4, 2018

2017 Dream It, Be It:  Career Support event will occur on April 18 at Mater Academy, a charter school in Las Vegas. Thirty-one eighth grade girls will participate in this all day conference, co-sponsored by SIGLV, SIMLV, and SILVV.  Mater Academy has promised to make these same girls available in their Sophomore year for a follow-up career day.