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Annual Truckee Soroptishop fundraiser set for Thursday night

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Francine Tone, left, and Lenni Charter were among several locals who took part in last year’s Soroptishop event.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Join Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner at its 11th annual Soroptishop Fundraiser, a one-stop shopping spree for the holidays, on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6-9 p.m. at the Truckee Community Recreation Center.

Entrance fee is $10, which includes food and wine while browsing and shopping with over 45 vendors featuring jewelry, clothing, hand-forged knives, custom woodworks, seasonal décor, kitchen and household items, bells and chimes, eco-friendly lifestyle products, art work, and more.

Thanks to the vision of members Lil Schaller and Aimee Schaller of Dickson Realty, this event has doubled in size this year with a change of venue to the rec center.

The Soroptishop Fundraiser is the second largest fundraising event held by Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner, raising funds for projects that serve the local community.

In the past, proceeds from this fundraiser have been used to fight human trafficking and to provide scholarships to local women and girls to pursue their vocational and educational dreams.

President Linnis Jellinek said the Soroptishop Fundraiser supports local vendors and artisans as well as vendors who are seeking to raise funds for other nonprofit projects in the world.

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"We are pleased that we can combine direct support to our artisans and provide them with an easily accessible forum to expose their work to our community while also raising funds to help community projects that help empower women and girls," said Jellinek.

Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, holds monthly club meetings on the second Thursday of each month at noon at Zano's Restaurant (11401 Donner Pass Road) in Truckee.

All women are invited to join as a guest by emailing info@sitruckeedonner.org. For more information, go to http://www.sitruckeedonner.org.

Aside from Soroptishop, SITD also hosts the "Oldest and Best" Wine tasting and Restaurant Faire each year, on the first Saturday of June.

Soroptimist is an international volunteer service organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.