As part of our celebrations for the centenary of Soroptimist International our members have set themselves some challenges. Can we collect, donate or make a minimum of 100 items over the course of 2021 to support charities and our local community?
Here’s the list of our monthly projects. Targets for January and February have already been exceeded and we raised £300 in the Easter raffle. Collecting/making/doing is well under way for the rest of the projects so do visit our website again for an update on how we are doing.
January: 100 stamps to raise funds for breast cancer research
February: 100 green plastic bottle tops for recycling for plug wires
March: £100 raised from an Easter Raffle for Easter Eggs a local primary school
April: 100 sunflower seeds for planting at home (Who will have grown the tallest sunflower come August?) and 100 items for local food banks
May: 100 clothing items for local charities, including Smartworks (https://smartworks.org.uk/newcastle-smart-works/)
June: 100 transactions with local businesses and services
July: 100 knitted squares for cot blankets for the maternity hospital in Manzini, Eswatini and 100 balls of wool for knitters of items for Sierra Leone
August: an event to raise £100 raised for the Diamond Education Grant (https://sigbi.org/what-we-do/our-charities/deg/ )
September: planting 100 bulbs
October: 100 used bras for recycling for Breast Cancer Research and 100 used biros and felt-tips, old fountain pens and propelling pencils for recycling for Astley High School field centre.
November: 100 posts on SI Tynemouth, Whitley Bay & District social media sites
December: 100 bags of litter picked in members’ local community
Here’s some of what we have collected so far – much more to come!