• Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey
  • Empowering Women Through Service and Advocacy
  • Member of Zonta International


For 2018-2020, our Club is partnering closely with Shalom House. Shalom House provides temporary shelter for women and children who have nowhere else to go. They provide for their basic needs: a bed, food, clothing, health and hygiene supplies, and a temporary address and telephone number

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Zonta International believes no woman should live in fear of violence. Zonta International believes we cannot achieve our mission of gender equality and empowering women without social justice. Zonta International says “No” to child defilement. On June 20, 2018, the House subcommittee that oversees U.S. foreign aid spending came out with it’s recommendation for the 2019 budget. Soon after the Senate did the same, AND WE GOT EVERYTHING WE ASKED FOR.



To fulfill our mission of empowering women worldwide, we must focus on gender equality in education, an essential human right, critical to development for all. For women and girls, education provides the tools and resources to empower them to make decisions about their lives and the future of their families. Educated women can break the cycle of poverty; they can choose when to marry and if and when to have children; they can access quality health care to safeguard themselves and their children; they can educate their own children and ensure greater opportunities for future generations.

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Empowering Women Worldwide

Serving the Southcentral Pennsylvania, we are a chartered club of Zonta International, a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions, working together since 1919 to advance the status of women.  As a 501(C)3 public charity, the Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey is qualified to receive gifts, grants, and contributions which are deductible for United States federal income tax purposes.

Zonta Facts

The name “Zonta” is derived from the Sioux Indian word meaning honest and trustworthy.  Zonta’s emblem is a composite of five Sioux symbols.

The Zonta flower is a yellow rose and March 8th is Zonta Rose Day.  All Zontians worldwide are encouraged to commemorate Zonta Rose Day/International Women’s Day in whatever manner is appropriate in their countries and areas, using the symbol of the yellow rose.

Amelia Earhart was an early member of Zonta and each year we honor her with a special trip or event.

If you are not familiar with Zonta, please read more about Zonta International by visiting the website, zonta.org. If you are interested in more information on membership, please contact us.

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December 10 is Human Rights Day......Women's Rights are Human Rights

December 10 is observed to commemorate the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. The document proclaimed the inalienable rights which every human being is inherently entitled to — regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political opinions, national or social origin, property, or birth.

Yet violence against women and girls remains one of the most pervasive human rights violations. One in three women worldwide will be beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime, with rates reaching 70 percent in some countries.

In many countries, World powers, local governments and individual households turn their heads away from these abuses. Evil can only remain when good people do nothing. As a result of their inaction, women and girls continue to be beaten, raped, trafficked, killed by family members, and burned while the perpetrators go unpunished for their crimes.

The Justice Generation is taking a stand. Millions of voices are coming together to say that silence is no longer acceptable, that victims must be heard and change must happen. Please speak up when you see others being harassed verbally or physically. Silence is not acceptable.
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