Service Projects

Birthing Kits

 

Each year the Zonta Club of Oakville assembles 1,000 birthing kits for distribution in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  This enables women to have their babies in hygienic conditions, thus decreasing infant mortality rates and increasing the support and comfort for the birthing mother.  We partner with World Vision Canada to transport and oversee distribution.

Mother/Daughter Event

 

The Zonta Club of Oakville hosts a Mother-Daughter event each spring for families from the Kerr Street Mission community.  Mothers and their daughters are treated to a spa session, access to a clothes closet, provided with a delicious hot meal, given items from a gift table and given a presentation on the empowering work of Zonta, locally and globally.  Longo’s has generously donated the food for this community event.  This is all provided at no cost to our guests.

Advocacy Projects

You Are Not Alone Poster Project

 

Under the Zonta mandate-Zonta says No to Violence Against Women-50 posters were distributed throughout the Oakville and neighboring communities to provide awareness to women on the unacceptability of abusive behavior in relationships and referral information to obtain help.  Last year over 40 women contacted SAVIS, and received information or counselling as a direct result of this campaign.

Scholarships

Sheridan College

 

The club provides annual funds to young women who have the desire and proven capability to attend college but lack the funds to do so.

 

Young Women in Public Affairs

 

Scholarships are awarded to high school students who have demonstrated outstanding service within their school and local community.  The winner is then considered at the Regional level to possibly qualify for a further scholarship.

Fundraising Projects

 ‘HIGH TEA with a TWIST’ 2017

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International Women’s Day

Annual Garage Sale

We have fun – we have social events for members and friends of Zonta.

Funding Support for Organizations that Empower Women Locally

 

The Zonta Club of Oakville has provided funds to the following organizations:

 

  • Canadian Bridging Foundation
  • Foundation for Cancer Wellness
  • Halton Women’s Place
  • Halton Women’s Center
  • Home Suite Hope
  • Hope Place Centers
  • Kerr Street Mission
  • Shifra Homes
  • Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services (SAVIS)
  • The Women’s Center
  • Wellspring

THANK YOU FOR STANDING WITH WOMEN AND GIRLS