The Zonta Club of Northampton Area has been dedicated to Zonta’s mission of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy since 1934. As we say in our club, “we act locally AND we act globally!”
We are now accepting applications for the Zonta International’s Young Women in Public Affairs Award(for young women 16 to 19 years old as of April 1st). The deadline for submitting is Wednesday, March 27, 2019. For more information, go to Current Projects – YWPA Awards.
We worked The Period Project this January & February, similar to what we did last year for the first time, along with the Quaboag Valley and Springfield Zonta clubs in Western Massachusetts near the Connecticut River. Once again, we collected feminine products to share with women in need at shelters and centers. People contributed donations of products or money. We put together distribution packages on Feb. 14th and delivered them to shelters and agencies in the area.
This is the Centennial Celebration year for Zonta International. We have been empowering women internationally for 100 years!
We have also done several Service and Advocacy benefits:
- Working with Tapestry Health, providing advocacy and helping with fundraising. The main office is in Northampton, a community-based non-profit in western Massachusetts offering affordable, high quality care, including family planning services, reproductive health exams, STI screenings, HIV counseling and testing, needle exchange, outreach efforts, a WIC nutrition program, and much more.
- We raise funds for Safe Passage, our local non-profit working to eliminate domestic violence, by walking in the annual Hot Chocolate Walk/Run: Step Up for Safe Passage on the first Sunday in December.
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