McMaster Children’s Hospital – Pediatric Critical Care Unit
Pediatric Critical Care Unit has been the recipient of over $150,000.00, funded since 2003 by three very successful dinners and further fundraising over succeeding years. The funds were used in particular to provide a Family Consult Room (Quiet Room) that families of patients being cared for in the unit have a sanctuary were they may retreat to have private meetings with medical professionals regarding the care of their ill child, and, or where they may find occasional respite from the bedside.
Good Shepherd Centre Women’s Services
In January 2011 The Good Shepherd opened the doors to a new Women’s Centre that will provide shelter and counseling to homeless and abused women and their children. Many times, leaving an abusive situation behind also means leaving possessions behind.
SI Hamilton-Burlington raises money for the Good Shepherd to create ‘Welcome Baskets’ of essential items for a woman who leaves the shelter to her own apartment or home. These Welcome Baskets have things she would need for herself and her children.
Out of the Cold Program
Members participate in serving hot dinners to the needy on a weekly basis from November to March. Financial assistance is provided as required.
Hamilton Public Library
Financial support of Children’s Summer Reading Programs with funding generated through the Annual Library Book Sales.
SI Hamilton-Burlington provide financial support for young girls to participate in the weekly City Kidz Programs.
Keep Hamilton/Burlington Blooming
The Club continues to provide funding for planting and upkeep of the floral islands in both cities.
Stephen Lewis Foundation
SI Hamilton-Burlington contributes annually to the Umoyo Girls School in Zambia, Africa.
S. I. International Quadrennial Overseas Projects
The Club supports S.I. International Quadrennial Overseas Projects on a regular basis.
Soroptimist STOP Trafficking Project
The Club supports local and international projects.
Soroptimist Workplace Campaign to End Domestic Violence
SI Hamilton-Burlington supports both local and international campaigns to end domestic violence.
Member of the United Nations
Soroptimist International is a member of the United Nations. Club Program Focus Reports are regularly submitted through Soroptimist International to the United Nations.
Live Your Dream
We also participate in the Live Your Dream Campaign, which encourages all women to live their dreams while helping other to do the same.