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Bountiful Soroptimists honor local women with ‘Live Your Dream Award’

 BOUNTIFUL—Soroptimist International of Bountiful recently granted three Davis County women with the Live Your Dream Award that helps single mothers, heads of households or disadvantaged women to better afford additional training or an undergraduate degree. 

Although Soroptimist fundraising events in 2020 were canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, donations and an online Christmas Boutique made the cash awards possible. The 2021 recipients, Tiffany, Michelle and Kayla are all single moms attending school with goals to improve life for themselves and their children.

Tiffany is a widow with six children ranging in age from 9 to 18. She was her husband’s primary caregiver during his illness. She entered the workforce to offset growing medical expenses. Tiffany is working three jobs and attending classes at Davis Technical College.

Michelle is a divorced mother of three children ages 3-6. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in economics at the U of U and hopes to eventually earn a law degree. After being in an abusive relationship, Michelle said it is time for her to be a “thriver.”

Kayla is a mother of two, a 10-year-old and an infant. She is attending Davis Technical College with specific career goals. She wants long-term stability for herself and her children.

Annual events such as the Soroptimist Garden Tour, scheduled for June 26 support fundraising efforts to raise money for helping women and girls in 2021. Other annual events include a Fall Fashion Show in October and the Holiday Home Tour and gift boutique.