Also known as ‘Project Activity’
Programme Action is the ‘raison d’etre’ and at the heart of Soroptimism and all our projects and campaigns are intrinsically linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals [SDG’s]. Soroptimists worldwide work to Educate, Empower and Enable women and girls to achieve and unlock their potential in every area of their lives.
To learn more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals visit: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/
SI Anglesey Members are keen recyclers and where we see an opportunity to recycle, up-cycle or donate unwanted items to a deserving cause we go for it! It is an opportunity for all members to get involved whether it is donating their bras for recycling or to Smalls for All, or washing their bottle tops to be made into pin cushions or sustainable packaging and saving ring pulls.
Our members are encouraged to collect and bring to Club meetings the following items for recycling or donation to other charities:
All foodstuffs, toiletries, baby supplies and working mobile phones for Refuge and Food Banks
Household items, bedding and towels, toiletries, socks, underwear for the Homeless Charity Digartref Ltd
Jewellery, foreign currency
Bras for recycling and donation to charities
Knitted squares and fruit and vegetable nets for upcycling
Plastic bottle labels and ring pulls
Spectacles, batteries, hearing aids
We collect small change to support Toilet twinning and Bin twinning projects too and also hold an annual Charity Shop 5 day sale.
Helping the Homeless
Homelessness is becoming a major problem throughout the UK and SI Anglesey work with Digartref Ltd to ease the burden on both the organisation and the homeless. The Club prepares ‘Nightstop Bags’ which contain everything a person suddenly finding themselves homeless might need, and includes sleepwear, clean underwear and toiletries. At Christmas members contribute shoe boxes containing various items, including small gifts, that Digartref clients might enjoy and find useful.
For more information on the work of Digartref visit: http://www.digartref.co.uk/home/
Breast Cancer Awareness
In light of consultation with Ysbyty Gwynedd SI Anglesey members are now sewing mastectomy cushions, which are being produced for patients at Ysbyty Gwynedd. It is estimated that there are around 10 mastectomy patients each week and Club is aiming to produce enough to cope with the demand. we hold regular awareness session too in a range of localities
Keeping own Island Clean and Tidy
Beach Clean at Sea Zoo
Beach clean at the inland sea