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


Each Zonta year brings service opportunities. 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. Shalom House is committed to emergency sheltering for homeless women and children, transitional housing for homeless women veterans and their children, and permanent housing for disabled, chronically homeless low-income women.



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.


Empowering Women Locally and Worldwide

Serving southcentral Pennsylvania, the Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey became a chartered club of Zonta International (ZI) on March 11, 1980. ZI is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions, working together since 1919 to advance the status of women.  Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy, achieving global impact through local action.

Zonta International is uniquely positioned within the United Nations to represent the special concerns of women and children throughout the world. If you are not familiar with Zonta, please read more about Zonta International by visiting their website at zonta.org.

Our local Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey chapter welcomes you and invites you to join us in service and advocacy as we work to enhance the status of all women and children. If you are interested in more information on membership, please see the Membership tab or contact us.

Save the Date! – Sunday, April 26, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, the Zonta Club of Harrisburg -Hershey will celebrate their 40th Anniversary at the West Shore Country Club, Camp Hill.

As a 501(C)3 public charity, the Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey is qualified to receive gifts, grants, and contributions which are tax-deductible for United States federal income tax purposes. All donations should be mailed to P.O.Box 590, Hummelstown PA 17036, or click the Donate button below.  See the fundraising tab for several major categories of ‘giving’. Thank you for your support.

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. Zonta was founded November 8, 1919, in Buffalo, New York.

Zonta has 29,000 members from 63 countries working together to improve the lives of women and children.

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. See the Events page.

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Available now on the Zonta Club Harrisburg-Hershey website is the opportunity to make a donation. Donations support the Shalom House and the administrative costs of the club. Zontians work together to experience the satisfaction of making a personal contribution to improving women’s lives in their local communities, as well as through the support of international efforts. Zontians work to improve the legal, political, economic and professional status of women as we empower them through service and advocacy. For more information, check out the Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey website at Zontaharrisburghershey.org. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Shalom House for receiving the Zonta International Centennial Grant of $5,000. In honor of 100 years of Zonta service and Zonta International's centennial anniversary in 2019, Zonta International has launched its Centennial Anniversary Grants program. These grants recognize charitable organizations working to improve the lives of women and girls in their local communities. ... See MoreSee Less

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