(Pictured l-r): Soroptimist Service Chair Juanita Vegely and Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Roger Powell
December 4, 2018 - Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a $500 donation to Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County (“Mariposa Habitat”.) A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry, Mariposa Habitat builds simple and affordable homes in partnership with those in need of decent housing. Families purchase the homes through no-interest mortgages. Habitat has housed more than 1.1 million people worldwide.
Mariposa Habitat was officially formed on March 1, 2008, although its members worked for the prior two years to obtain that official status. Mariposa Habitat has now finished the construction of its fourth home. During the construction of these homes, Mariposa Habitat works alongside a selected family who demonstrates a need and willingness to partner with Habitat. That family invests hours of “sweat-equity” into the building of the house and homeownership classes. Their monthly mortgage payments will help fund the construction of more houses.
Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. In addition to participating in international projects, the Mariposa Club achieves this mission locally by giving scholarships to graduating seniors, presenting monetary awards to women that are the heads of their households seeking further education, and donating funds and services to organizations, including Mountain Crisis, Ethos, Manna House, Helping Hands, and the John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation. For more information about Soroptimist International of Mariposa please contact President Oralee Phillips at (209) 966-2740, visit us on-line at simariposa.org or find the Club on Facebook.