Fundraising

Chartered March 11, 1980
Member of Zonta International

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. Every dollar you donate will be used for service and advocacy to empower women both locally and globally. We advocate against domestic violence, human trafficking, FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), child marriages and we promote equal pay for women.

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 Dollars

Each year the Board decides on options for distributing our service dollars. 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’:

  • Scholarship awards from our Club for the Young Women in Public Affairs (high school student) and Jane M. Klausman Women in Business (college student)
  • Cash contribution to Shalom House, as our selected partner in fulfilling our local mission
  • 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.

Throughout the year at our membership meetings and through other communications, we’ve had an opportunity to hear from Denise Britton, Executive Director for Shalom House about the significant work they do with their residents; Denise routinely has acknowledged the value of our support to their efforts.

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 ZI.

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

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 sell $5.00 shopping passes to raise money.