Our International Outreach program spreads its wings to support people in the poorest areas around the world. When we donate our new and used shoes, Water Step creates clean drinking water for those in need.
International Student Outreach Program (ISOP) involves working with International Students (J1 visa students) in our community from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Along with assisting service groups in preparing and serving dinner to the students 4 times a week, the VIA prepares and serves “Grab and Go” lunches at their clubhouse twice a summer. Our goal is to provide sage and welcoming cultural exchanges for hard working international students.
VIA clubwomen are advocates for children who may never know their name but never forget their kindness. Operation Smile believes in a world where children don’t have to suffer undernourishment, difficulty with speech or social isolation because of a cleft lip or palate. Sewers and non-sewers work in groups or individually making blankets, hospital gowns and smile bags for children undergoing corrective surgery in low and middle income countries. For many, this is the first blanket they have ever received.
Our club also donates yearly to Heifer International. Heifer is a nonprofit, humanitarian organization working to end hunger and poverty while caring for the earth.