Truckee Donner Soroptimist grant $5,000 to Sierra Community House Family Room

SITD Members were invited to unveiling of the refurbished room. From left to right in the photo-Debbie Quement, Family Room directors Irene Lopez Arellano and Conchita Zarate, Denise Trani-Morris, Sue Westgarth, Allison Edwards Development Director Sierra Community House,and Keri Harvey

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner granted $5,000 to Sierra Community House for needed equipment, educational materials, toys, and furniture to enhance the educational experience of families participating in its Family Room bilingual early learning program which is located inside Truckee Elementary School

The mission of SITD is to ensure that women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential.

The Family Room is a place where children can engage in play-based learning activities that are focused on school readiness and parents can develop peer networks. 70% of the participants are women and their children.

“Sierra Community House is an important and respected service provider for local families, and we are thrilled we can assist them by providing needed equipment to enhance the experience of parents and children. The equipment provided included a carpet, storyboard, musical instruments, gross and fine motor skill toys, and furniture,” said Denise Trani-Morris, SITD President.

SITD members were invited to the unveiling of the refurbished room.

The Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner holds monthly club meetings at 12:00pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Truckee Airport (10356 Truckee Airport Road). All women are invited to join us as a guest by emailing them at For more information, go to Become a Member | Soroptimist of Truckee Donner (

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