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More than 40 local vendors on hand Sunday for Soroptishop Fundraiser

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A large crowd was on hand at the 2014 Soroptishop Fundraiser at the Recreation Center.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Join Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner at their 12th annual Soroptishop Fundraiser, a one-stop shopping spree for the holidays, on Sunday Dec. 6, from 2-5 p.m. at the Truckee Community Recreation Center.

Entrance fee is $10, which includes food and wine while browsing and shopping with more than 40 vendors featuring jewelry, clothing, hand-forged knives, custom woodworks, seasonal décor, kitchen and household items, bells & chimes, eco-friendly lifestyle products, art work, and much more.

Thanks to the vision of members Lil Schaller and Aimee Schaller of Dickson Realty, this event doubled in size last year with a change of venue to the Community Recreation 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 Francine Tone explained that the Soroptishop Fundraiser supports our 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 Tone. "This fundraiser has grown from a private event at one of our member's homes with a handful of vendors to a public event with over 40 vendors."

The Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner (SITD) 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.

This article was submitted by Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner. For information, visit sitruckeedonner.org or contact club President Linnis Jellinek at sitdlinnis@gmail.com.