Service / Advocacy / UN
Local Service/Advocacy Project
Service Committee Chooses local Programs in the community, some of which have included:
Providence Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County
Domestic Violence Serices
Open Door Theatre
Providence Intervention Center for Assault & Abuse
Monroe Gospel Women’s Mission
Village Community Services
Zonta International Foundation
Zonta International Strategies to End Violence Agains Women (ZisVaw)
Lester B. Pearson College
Amelia Earhart Fund
Jane Klausman Scholarship
Women in Transition Scholarship
Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship
Zonta Club of Everett STEAM Scholarship
Service/advocacy projects have included the distribution of business cards displaying the local Domestic Violence hotline. We are asking ALL businesses to make available these cards where women would normally gather (clinics, medical offices, spas, etc.) If anyone is interested in acquiring some of the cards to distribute, contact info@zontaeverett.
For International service projects please see www.zonta.or
In response to Zonta International initiative, the Zonta Club of Everett observes the Zonta Says No To Violence Against Women days of action. Governor Christine Gregoire has proclaimed November 25, 2008 the Day for Eliminating Violence Against Women in Washington State. We identify local action items reflecting specific themes such as domestic abuse and trafficking.
The Zonta Club of Everett was chartered in 1929 and is affiliated with Zonta International, a worldwide service organization of business and professional executives dedicated to advancing the status of women worldwide. Zonta International has selected the eradication of violence against women of all generations as a focus locally and internationally. The Zonta Club of Everett contacted local and state officials and requested that they join Zonta’s worldwide campaign to end the violence.
Violence against women disrupts and destroys lives in our homes, schools, workplaces and throughout our society. By drawing attention to this alarming and pervasive phenomenon, Zonta International hopes to reduce the numbers of women and children whose lives are damaged and improve the quality of life for all of us.
The opportunities for service are endless in our community. Through the Zonta Club of Everett and through Zonta International, we can help women and girls reach their dreams through educational opportunities, to help stop violence against women and girls, and to improve women’s lives through a variety of local and international service projects. Through Zonta International, projects are in four parts of the world: Bolivia, Niger, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. We encourage our members to participate in Zonta programs at all levels. See www.zonta.org