Soroptimist International — Osoyoos dinner
Members of the Soroptimist International club in Osoyoos sat down to dinner with the Desert Sun's Tamara Aspell and delivered to her a computer system for use at the South Okanagan Safe Home.

Women and children fleeing dangerous domestic environments now have an additional resource at the South Okanagan Safe Home.

The Soroptimist International – Osoyoos club recently donated a computer, printer and accessories to the Safe Home, a service of Desert Sun Counselling & Resource Centre.

The computer system was presented to Tamara Aspell, Executive Director for Desert Sun, at the at the SI – Osoyoos January dinner meeting.

The computer system will provide a safe online portal for women to access potential jobs and/or accommodation.

The computer purchase was made possible by the generosity of the community, said Shirley Corley-Rourke, speaking on behalf of the organization.

“The Soroptimist club extends a huge thank you to everyone in Osoyoos, Oliver and all other South Okanagan communities who have supported our various fundraisers like the annual Christmas Rocking Horse Raffle, Fashion Shows, and Yard Sales among others,” she said.

“Because of kind-hearted people like you, it makes it possible for our Soroptimist club to donate funds or items to many causes, which include the Safe Home, Food Bank, high school bursaries and Safe Teen projects in several schools.”

For more information about the Soroptimist Club, please contact Shirley at


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