Soroptimist St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser Rescheduled For 2022

Posted March 8, 2021 at 4:30 am by

From Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fri­day Harbor

One year ago, just a few days before the event, COVID-19 forced Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fri­day Har­bor to can­cel its St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza.

This year, as peo­ple are being vac­ci­nat­ed, we were look­ing for­ward to cel­e­brat­ing in per­son with the island com­mu­ni­ty. How­ev­er, as vac­cine dis­tri­b­u­tion has a long way to go, and the coun­ty still only being in Phase 2, Sorop­ti­mist of Fri­day Har­bor decid­ed to post­pone the St. Patrick’s Day event again this year.

We cur­rent­ly plan to return in 2022, bet­ter than ever.

We thank the com­mu­ni­ty for their out­stand­ing con­tin­ued sup­port dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time. The St. Patrick’s event is by far our biggest fundrais­er bring­ing in more than half our rev­enue each year. Last year we drew on reserves to main­tain our pro­grams, and when we held an online fundrais­er in the sum­mer, and small­er events in the fall and win­ter, donors were generous.

We are on sol­id finan­cial foot­ing. We main­tained our Can­cer Treat­ment Fer­ry Tick­et pro­gram, our Awards and Schol­ar­ships, the Women’s Emer­gency Fund, and worked with the Farmer’s Mar­ket and Food Hub to help local fam­i­lies and seniors buy local­ly grown food.

Along with oth­er local agen­cies, we are look­ing at how to pro­vide the most vul­ner­a­ble in our com­mu­ni­ty with extra support.

We miss wel­com­ing every­one to a great par­ty and hope to see you to raise a toast in March 2022.

Found­ed in 1996, the Fri­day Har­bor club is part of Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of the Amer­i­c­as, a glob­al orga­ni­za­tion that works to improve the lives of women and girls through pro­grams lead­ing to social and eco­nom­ic empowerment.

Fri­day Har­bor mem­bers join with almost 80,000 Sorop­ti­mists in about 120 coun­tries and ter­ri­to­ries to con­tribute time and finan­cial sup­port to com­mu­ni­ty-based projects ben­e­fit­ting women and girls.

In Fri­day Har­bor, the club rais­es and donates over $40,000 and thou­sands of vol­un­teer hours each year to com­mu­ni­ty projects. For more infor­ma­tion about how Sorop­ti­mists improve the lives of women and girls, vis­it www.sifri.org or look for us on Face­book at www.facebook.com/soroptimistinternationaloffridayharbor.

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