Soroptimist International of Grass Valley
Soroptimist International of Grass Valley


 SIGV has partnered with Wendy Weidler, an FFA parent, to present "The White Barn Project". WBP is a clothing exchange for 4H and FFA families.  We collected good used donated  girls' and boys' white pants and shirts, 4H hats and scarves, FFA jackets, boots and belts before the fair and then distribute them to families.  As we all know, children grow out of clothes quickly and the uniform is used for 5 days of the fair and can be very expensive.   This free clothing exchange helped over 100 of our Ag students by recycling last year's clothes to this year's participants. 


The drop off locations included Interfaith Food Ministry, Riebes, Great Clips, Home Smart, Hay Barn, Simply Country GV, and TruValue Fence in Penn Valley. We distributed clothes to FFA and 4H members at the Pondersosa Hall at the Fairgrounds, Verger Mortgage and at our barn site at the Fair.  If you have any clothes or money to donate to this cause, you can get a tax deductible letter from SIGV.  Please contact us here if you have donations.


We are very proud to announce that the White Barn Project received the Blue Ribbon Award from the Western State Fair Association for support of the fair and participants.


            A Clothing Exchange for 4H and FFA




Boys/girls pants/shirts /FFA jackets/boots/belts


  • A free clothing exchange to benefit all 4H and FFA families outfitting their kids for the Fair
  • SIGV will collect white jeans , white button up shirts (long and short sleeve), 4H ties and scarves, FFA jackets , brown or black boots and belts. 
  • Anyone can drop off clothing at Hay Barn, Simply Country GV, Riebe’s, Great Clips, PV True Value Fence Supply, Home Smart Realty in Alta Sierra and Salvation Army Thrift Store.
  • Donors of clothes or money toward the project may receive a Tax- deductible donation letter if requested.
  • Distribution to any 4H and/or FFA families will be at the Barns behind Treat Street during the fair.
  • Clothing will be collected after the fair at the White Barn Project barn behind Treat Street.
  • Clothes will be stored for distribution next year before fair


Questions:  contact us at or by submitting your query at the "Contact Us" section of this website. 

                                                                                  Collection Sites:


SOUTH COUNTY                      Hay Barn, 9-5 M-Sat


ALTA SIERRA                             Sierra Lifestyle Team Real Estate, M-F 9-1


GRASS VALLEY                         Riebe’s,  M-Sun  8-6

                                                     Simply Country,  M-Sa 8:30-6pm

                                                     Great Clips/ Brunswick,  M-Sun 9-6


NEVADA CITY                           Riebe’s,  M-Sun  8-6


PENN VALLEY                            True Value Fence Supply,  M-Sun, 8-4:30


Soroptimist International of Grass Valley meets the first Thursday of the month at 5:15pm .  Please see the Calendar page for more info on where we are meeting and on other special events we have through out the months.



If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact us at or just drop in!