Chartered March 11, 1980
Member of Zonta International
Members of the Service Committee have set up window displays at several of the greater Harrisburg area libraries as well as the Penn State Harrisburg campus library throughout 2020-2021 to promote the activities of the club to the community.
Empowering Women Locally
Period Project Harrisburg (PPH)
During the months of September and October 2021, Zonta club members donated products to the Period Project Harrisburg (PPH) started by Founder Megan Swope in March 2021. Their mission is to eradicate period poverty in the Harrisburg area and raise awareness about its impact on the dignity and health of our community. Pat Latona, District 3 Governor, selected PPH to be the recipient of the service project at the District 3 Conference held October 22-24 in Delaware.
Every Zonta year brings service opportunities. For 2020-2022, the Zonta Club is again partnering with Shalom House.
Shalom House is committed to providing emergency shelter for homeless women and children, transitional housing for homeless women veterans and their children, and permanent housing for disabled, chronically homeless low-income women. Its mission is to Empower Women and Transform Lives. They not only help to feed and house women and children in a time of crisis, but they also help provide much-needed transformational services such as Life Coaching.
Each year, the December “Party with a Purpose” has become a wonderful tradition for the Zonta Club. Members purchase gifts for the women and children of the shelter. The Shalom House Executive Director provides a “Wish List” of gift ideas. In 2019, members of the Zonta Club filled “From Heart to Home” gift-filled totes for the residents of Shalom House. In 2020 because of the pandemic, members purchased gift certificates for the residents.
On March 8th each year, Zontians worldwide send yellow roses to women who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in their lives in honor of International Women’s Day. For the past several years, members of the Zonta Club Harrisburg-Hershey have presented yellow roses to the residents at Shalom House.