Soroptimist International of Long Beach – Investing in Dreams

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Soroptimist of Long Beach embraced the challenge to do something to help in a big way with their Stuff It Party. Members “adopted” a size ranging from infant to teens and filled a bag (donated by Islands Restaurant) with what a traumatized child coming into a shelter would like. The bags typically held a change of clothes, PJ’s, slippers, books, pencils and crayons, perhaps a toy, a hair brush, toothbrushes and paste, socks, underwear and a card with a few words of encouragement.
Attending the event were representatives from three area shelters in Long Beach: Su Casa, Interval House and the Women Shelter of Long Beach who shared information with us. At the end of the evening there were 54 !! bags which the shelter representatives took to share with the children.