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Soroptimist International of
Greater Bremerton Area


What is Kitsap Great Give?

Kitsap Great Give is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Kitsap Community Foundation and its Presenting Partner, the United Way of Kitsap County, for the benefit of the greater Kitsap area.     

How Does the Great Give Work?

For 24 hours on Tuesday, April 20, you can help us reach our goal of raising funds for programs and services to benefit women and girls in our community. The best part about Great Give is that every dollar you donate will be proportionally matched by the event sponsors. Essentially, that means your donation will yield more money to our organization than what you actually donate! A $100 donation could easily become $120 or more. It is the biggest 24-hour, online day of giving in Kitsap County.

The giving page opens on April 20. However, donors may begin early giving starting April 1, 2021. More information on that will be posted shortly.

May we count on your support?




Founded in 1944, Soroptimist International of Greater Bremerton Area is part of a global women's organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Soroptimists are determined to make a difference by improving women and girls’ access to education, as this is the most effective path to self-determination. The name, Soroptimist, means "best for women", and that's what we strive to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best. Using a three-pronged approach (awareness, advocacy and action), Soroptimists identify the special needs of the community including domestic violence, risk of homelessness, teenage dating violence, victims of abuse, and human trafficking/exploitation.
Program Outcomes

Each year, Bremerton Soroptimists provide education grants to local women with the Soroptimist "Live Your Dream" Education & Training Awards and our SI Greater Bremerton Legacy Awards. Funds from the Live Your Dream award assist women who are the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them extra resources to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.  These women have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence and/or drug and alcohol abuse. On February 26, 2021, a total of $3,500 was awarded to four (5) young women at a special luncheon in their honor.
The funds are not substantial when tuition cost is about $2,500 per quarter, but the belief and self esteem by having support from the community is empowering! Each one of these young women's stories tug at your heartstrings. They are incredibly brave and very determined to improve the lives of their families by advancing their education. They are even more encouraged by you giving during the Kitsap Great Give to Soroptimist International of Greater Bremerton Area directly help these women to live their dreams.

We have a goal to help women and girls live their dreams. Each woman we assist with the funds raised to attend school are many steps closer to independence with marketable job skills, higher self esteem, and increased stability in their lives. Each donation makes it possible to offer a greater number of awards or higher monetary value of education grants to women, and to increase program services that benefit women and girls in our local community.

Where Will Your Donation Go?

Women and girls face specific obstacles solely due to their gender. Soroptimists help women and girls overcome these challenges through programs and projects leading to social and economic change. Read more about our program outcomes!

Break Free Kitsap
Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative


Soroptimist International of Greater Bremerton Area is a charitable, not-for-profit organization exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of the
Internal Revenue Code. As such, all contributions to the organization are fullty tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult a tax adviser.

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