SI Penang’s Fund Raiser in the news
The Star, 19 December 2015
THE Soroptimist International Club of Penang (SIP) raised RM60,000 for its education fund through the Magical Christmas Market event held at the Suffolk House in George Town.
Its president Lilian Hopkins said the money would be used for aiding underprivileged young adults, aged between 17 and 22, from single parent households to pursue a diploma at a vocational institute.
“We have provided assistance to 17 children to date to pursue such programmes. Over the years, we’ve worked tirelessly to raise funds for the project,” she said.
“Those who met the criteria could apply now and there’s no deadline for the submission of applications. Successful candidates will be called in for an interview,” she said.
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At the Dec 12 event, SIP members and supporters bought homemade pastries, Christmas trinkets, paintings, books, skincare products, and handcrafted bags and jewellery to sell and raise money for the education fund.
The event was opened to the public and some 1,000 people were present.