Calling non-profits in the region whose work helps to empower women! The Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida, the non-profit arm of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva, is seeking applications.
The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva recently held a drive to help several non-profits with which the club has a service relationship.
At their year-end board meeting May 27, held via Zoom, the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva voted to award emergency grants to help island organizations during the economic crisis stemming from the coronavirus.
Due to the last-minute cancellation of the 19th annual “Peek at the Unique”, and in company with many island organizations, Zonta will face a larger than usual shortfall when grants to local non-profits are decided later this year.
During recent weeks, after what had been planned as the 19th annual “Peek at the Unique” home tour on March 14, members of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva discovered 300 unused pairs of disposable booties, or overshoes, that had been purchased in case of rain or for a Peek homeowner who requested that Peekers wear them for other reasons.
With the Peek cancelled due to concerns about the coronavirus, and appeals being made by hospitals for various items of PPE (personal protective equipment), Zonta chose to do the obvious: donate the booties to Lee Memorial Hospital.
Zontians Virginia Jones, Karen Pati, Susan Tucker and Joyce Ross gathered recently at SanCap Pak-n-Ship to send the parcel—and were delighted when owner Dustin Dariano offered to donate the shipping cost.
The 116-page Peek keepsake booklet, printed prior to the cancellation but not distributed, is available at SanCap Pak-n-Ship. Anyone who supported the Peek in any way is invited to pick up a copy, while they last; they are also available at Qwik Pack & Ship on Sanibel.
“The Peek booklet is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the many businesses and individuals who provide sponsorships and other types of donation,…
Eight members of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva attended the official kickoff, held March 5 at the Heitman House in downtown Fort Myers, of the 2020 Habitat for Humanity Women Build.
Another record-breaking year for Zonta! Each year in January, the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva, through its foundation, awards grants to local non-profits whose missions mirror Zonta’s own: empowering women and girls.