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!”
The Period Project was so successful last year that we have decided to continue this year, along with the Quaboag Valley and Springfield Zonta clubs in Western Massachusetts near the Connecticut River.
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 are delivering 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!
The Service and Advocacy jobs we’ve worked on include:
- We first worked with #The Period Project along with the Quaboag Valley and Springfield Zonta clubs in Western Massachusetts near the Connecticut River, beginning in January 2018.
- 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.
We are now accepting applications for the Zonta International’s Young Women in Public Affairs Award (for young women 16 to 19 years old). The deadline for submitting is Monday, March 29, 2019. For more information, go to Current Projects – YWPA Awards.
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