Soroptimist International of Bucks County was chartered December 6, 1938. We were the 30th club chartered in the North Atlantic Region!
In our over 80 years in Bucks County, we have engaged in a wide variety of service projects locally.
Among them are the following:
During World War II we volunteered as aircraft spotters- climbing the iron steps to ascend to the clock tower in the old Bucks County Courthouse. Other members worked in or supported a Canteen in Doylestown for service women and men. After the war we worked with Soroptimists in Europe to help them rebuild their communities.
We started supporting Doylestown Hospital in 1953, when we provided $3000 to Dr. Pickett for X-Ray therapy to detect and treat cancer. Most recently we raised funds with the community to buy the Sexual Assault Unity a new Colposcope, to be used in gathering evidence to prosecute sexual assault crimes. We continue to support programs for women’s health at the hospital.
We refurbished all the rooms at the Valley Youth House, a shelter home for vulnerable, abused and homeless youth, including new beds and bedding, paint, blinds and a thorough cleaning.
Soroptimist means “best for women” and that’s what we strive to be—an organization of women at their best helping other women to be their best. As a volunteer organization of women we feel uniquely qualified to help women and girls live their dreams.