Chartered March 11, 1980
Member of Zonta International
Service Grants Available
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 the year to promote the activities of the club to the community.
Empowering Women Locally
Every Zonta year brings service opportunities. In this 2022-2024 biennium, we will partner with Greenlight Operation. Their Vision is to see a world where human trafficking is disrupted and survivors are restored. Their Mission is to strategically combat human trafficking through educational initiatives and serve sex trafficked women through a continuum of restorative care.
Healthy Steps Diaper Bank
During the month of March 2022, Zonta club members collected Diapers (sizes 4, 5, & 6) for Healthy Steps Diaper Bank. Its mission is to provide diapers, period supplies, and other basic needs to underserved families throughout South Central Pennsylvania.
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. Its mission is to eradicate period poverty in the Harrisburg area and raise awareness about its impact on the dignity and health of our community. PPH was selected to be the recipient of the service project at the District 3 Conference held October 2021 in Delaware.
Every Zonta year brings service opportunities. During the pandemic in 2020, members of the Zonta Club gathered gift boxes for the residents and much-needed supplies for Shalom House. They are 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.
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.
Zonta Rose Day
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.