SASO Girls offers philanthropic opportunities for moms, daughters

11/25/2013 11:04 AM

11/25/2013 11:05 AM

When you know something is great ... then expand it to everyone.

That is exactly what SASO (Scholars & Athletes Serving Others) is doing now. SASO was formed in July 2011 as a service organization for moms and their high school age male sons.

This organization is a bit different than most young student organizations because it forms partnerships with a limited number of organizations in order to help put on the entire event.

In this organization, each student and his mom must take a leadership role in at least one event plus volunteer for two more. They also hold three personal growth meetings for the students and one out of town community service project.

Based on the past success of SASO, now this group has launched an affiliated organization.

According to SASO, this new addition will have “a singular vision: providing philanthropic opportunities for the mothers and daughters of our community. SASO Girls will be a nonprofit dedicated to providing service and personal growth opportunities for young women of high school age.”

This effort is a result of many hours over many months of planning. With more than 70 members so far, SASO Girls is guided by its board of directors, advised by local businesswoman, philanthropist and SASO co-founder, Laura Hill.

If you would like to get involved with this new, up-and-coming organization, check out its website,

Whimsical evening

The folks at North Texas SNAP are smiling. This year’s gala, “A Whimsical Evening,” was a thrilling success. More than 250 attended and helped raise more than $56,000 that will go a long way in creating choices for people with intellectual disabilities. Well done all.

The gang at the Southlake Garden Club is holding their holiday luncheon Dec. 6 at the Classic Cafe located at 504 N. Oak Street in Roanoke. And everyone is invited.

This meeting will not have a program but rather a great opportunity for everyone to get to meet and visit with members and friends from the community. Lunch is $15 for members and $31 for nonmembers. Reservations are required, so reserve your spot by contacting Karen Dawson at

Social columnist Larre Green welcomes your information and input on interesting stories and events. Contact him at

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