Written by Denise Trani-Morris
Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner ("SITD") 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. The Family Room is located in the 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.
SITD President Denise Trani-Morris said 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.
SITD members were invited to the 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.