Service

Chartered March 11, 1980
Member of Zonta International

Promoting Zonta

Members of the Service Committee have set up window displays at several of the greater Harrisburg area libraries throughout 2020-2021 to promote the activities of the club to the community.

Empowering Women Locally

Every Zonta year brings service opportunities.  For 2020-2022, the Zonta Club is again partnering with Shalom House.  

During the pandemic in 2020, members of the Zonta Club gathered gift boxes for the residents and much-needed supplies for 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. 

In 2021, the Zonta club presented Shalom House Executive Director and staff with two checks, the Club’s donation of $6,000 from a year of fundraising efforts, and a grant award of $500 from the Mary McInroy Sheffer People Trust.