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Day of Service benefits Mending Kids

Posted: March 24, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: March 24, 2013 2:00 a.m.

Soroptimist International Greater Santa Clarita recently hosted a “Day of Service”, on behalf of Mending Kids International, was a lot of fun and very rewarding.   

Soroptimists, a number of Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley members, members of host North Park Church, and other friends teamed to create 100 hand-cut and tied fleece comfort blankets.  

They then bundled them with stuffed animals and other goodies into “patient bags” for children receiving Mending Kids surgical treatment in locations such as Haiti, Christmas Island and Ethiopia.

They also created care-packages for medical teams and “party bags” to celebrate successful missions.

The chairman of Mending Kids International, Glenn Dabatos and his wife Mary Jane, joined in, and were impressed with enthusiasm and energy of the gathering.  

“I have never seen so much joyful energy poured out in two hours,” he said.

Mending Kids International is serving 400 children in 2013 with eight different medical missions. As Marchelle Sellers said, “We are not only saving a life; we are saving a family.”

Soroptimist International is an international volunteer service organization founded in 1921 for business and professional women of all ages, cultures and ethnic groups.  Their mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in the SCV and throughout the world.  For more information visit or  


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