Fundraising

Chartered March 11, 1980
Member of Zonta International

The Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey Foundation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Every dollar you donate will be used for service and advocacy to empower women both locally and globally. We advocate against (but not limited to) domestic violence, human trafficking, FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), child marriages and we promote equal pay for women. We also provide financial support for scholarships, local domestic violence shelters, and other local and international organizations that improve the status of women and children.

Women in our country and all over the world have the same dreams and desires for their children: safety, good health, good education, hope for a brighter future, etc. So we work together for the common needs of women all over the world so the children will have a better future and the world will be a better place. Please join us by sending your donations to: P.O.Box 590, Hummelstown PA 17036, or clicking on the Donate button above.  Thank you for your support.

Distribution of Service Grants

Each year the Board decides on options for distributing our service grants. At our May meeting, we celebrate a great year of fundraising, service, and advocacy. 

Consistent with the yearly Zonta budget, there are three major categories of ‘giving’ for 2021-2022:

  • Scholarship awards from our Club for the selected winner of the Young Women in Public Affairs (high school student) and Jane M. Klausman Women in Business (college student)
  • Service grants to selected partners in fulfilling our local mission for the 2020-2022 biennium
  • Zonta International in support of our global mission

Winners of our local Club YWPA and Klausman scholarships ($1000 each) are submitted for consideration at the District and ZI levels; our local winners can earn significant amounts of money if selected at the other levels of the organization.

As a member of Zonta International, we have a proud tradition of contributing approximately 1/3 of our service dollars to one or more of the funds at the Zonta International Foundation.

In addition to the projects listed below, several members volunteer their time and talents to raise money for the club. Throughout the fiscal year, the main service funding projects include:

Holiday Wreath Sale

Every year around Christmas we sell beautiful wreaths to raise money for the cause. 

The Apple Festival Parking

Each year volunteers accept donations for parking opportunities at the New Cumberland Apple Festival.

Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends

Volunteers shop at Boscov’s store. A $5.00 coupon is needed. The proceeds go to the Non-Profit organization. 

The No Show Black Tie GALA

An “unevent” to accept donations for not attending. The donations support the Zonta Club Service Grants to benefit women and children both locally and globally.