Local & International Service Projects
The Zonta Club of Johnson County supports various projects with financial contributions, scholarships and donations of goods and services. Fundraising activities include providing, in exchange for financial donations, face painting and balloon creations at local events such as the Overland Park Fall Festival.
The Club has adopted Keeler Women's Center in Kansas City, Kansas, as its charitable partner. The mission of Keeler Women's Center is to empower women in Kansas City's urban core. Club members provide tutoring in English as a second language and assist Keeler Women's Center's clients with resume preparation and job interviewing skills. In addition, the Club contributes toiletries for women in shelters and household goods and furniture to women establishing new households. We also provide donations of holiday gift cards for clients in need.
Members volunteer several times a year at Happy Bottoms, a non-profit diaper distribution center in Kansas City, Missouri.
One-third of the Club's fundraising revenues support Zonta International Service Projects and scholarships funded by the Zonta Foundation for Women. For the 2020-2022 biennium, Zonta is providing support for the following United Nations projects:
- Adolescent Girls' Health and Protection in Peru
- Let Us Learn Madagascar: Empowering Girls Through Education: Phase III
- Ending Child Marriage: A Program to Accelerate Global Action: Phase II
- Strengthening Response to Gender-Based Violence Survivors in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste