This Valentines, consider a simple donation toward a new Soroptimist trade award

This Valentine’s season satisfy your sweet spot for Soroptimists (We’re NOT asking you to buy, bid or bake anything!

We’re keeping it sweet and simple.)

Please consider a simple donation funding a new monetary award for local young women wishing to learn a trade or attend community college — an important unfulfilled need in our community.

This campaign runs from Feb. 10-20

While many scholarships are offered for four-year, college-bound students, our islands are seriously lacking skilled tradespersons who would have no trouble finding work in the Islands while contributing to the local workforce.

Here’s a simple formula: instead of buying or baking something sweet on Valentine’s Day, calculate how much you would have spent and use that to do something sweet to help a young woman learn a trade or attend a community college certification program. Think of the calories you’ll save.

Sweet Incentive: The first three donations of $100 will receive a delicious hand-molded heart-shaped chocolate box filled with chocolate pieces made by Soroptimist’s own master chocolatier Karin Eberhard.

To donate, go to, or to learn more about Soroptimists, visit