The deadline for this application is 4/15/13, and must be complete in order to be considered.  Eligibility requirements: you must be a young woman graduating  from GPHS, SGPHS, or Dubiski this year, 2013.  The amount for this scholarship is $1000 and will be paid to the school you will be attending in the fall.

Please return applications to:

121 SW Dallas St.,
Grand Prairie, TX 75051

January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Slavery is a harsh reality for millions of people (mostly women and girls) who find themselves trapped in an exploitative and abusive system, bought and sold like objects, and treated with no dignity or human decency.

In order to end slavery, Soroptimists use a multi-dimensional approach that includes raising awareness, assisting victims and advocating for better laws and enforcement. Show your commitment to preventing and ending slavery by making a donation to support Soroptimists STOP Trafficking and other Soroptimist programs.

Soroptimist Int. of GP celebrates Christmas with their adopted family! This is what Christmas is all about, said President Terri Dirba, giving back to others. The past 3 years the SI-GP club has adopted a family through GP United Charities and treated all in the family to a special party with the members and offering them gifts for a special Christmas.

Each month we gather to hear about important projects or work being done in our community for the betterment of women and children. Today we were honored to have the executive director of Lifeline Shelters, Kathy Severance come and talk to us. Lifeline Shelter housed their first family in Grand Prairie on December 17, 2003.

Their purpose is to help prevent homelessness in the GPISD and they use Christine Gonzalez as their referral source. These families are about to be evicted from their homes/apartments and they need a ‘lifeline’. So this project was started by Kathy, Christine and Angela Giessner, a member of Soroptimist International of Grand Prairie. We are thankful for their services, and seen in the picture are Kathy on the right and Vivian, a caseworker on the left. For more information about Lifeline Shelter, please go to their website: www.lifelineshelter.net