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, making the Peek one of the most successful events in island history,” said Virginia Jones. “We really want the books in circulation so that people can choose to support these generous businesses, learn about Zonta, and thank individual donors.”
The 2020 booklet is also posted on the club web site, www.zontasancap.com. In addition to sponsor recognition, it is packed with information about Zonta and the grants that the club, through its foundation, makes annually to area non-profits whose work empowers women.
The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva is a service organization of professional women working together to provide hands-on assistance, advocacy and funds to empower women and girls on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. Follow Zonta Sanibel-Captiva on Facebook and “like” Zonta Sanibel-Captiva (@zontasancap) on Instagram.