Club Service Projects
The Zonta Club of Niagara Falls, New York club theme is "Women's Development is World Development". We strive to improve the lives by:
- Promoting strategies to prevent violence against women;
- Funding awards for girls and women of exceptional ability and talent;
- Supporting programs aimed at improving women’s health, safety, and economic and political status;
- Encouraging mentorship, friendship, and networking among members;
- Improving the legal, political, economic, health, educational and professional status of women through service and advocacy.
Locally we have and continue to support the following:
It's NOT your fault
It’s Not Your Fault-Sexual Assault is a Crime is service project that our club designed in collaboration with our local domestic abuse shelter to relieve the shame and guilt felt by sexual assault victims and encourage them to get immediate help.
Half a million women die annually in childbirth, many from infection, tetanus and other complications.
The contents of a birthing kit are intended to promote hygiene in childbirth and thus preventing the most common causes of related infections.
The Magdalene Project
The mission of the “Magdalene Project is to seek out people who have lost hope and share the love of Jesus with them. People whose lives have become hopeless for various reasons.
Passage House Shelter
Passage House Shelter is a fifteen-bed domestic violence shelter, serving Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda and Western Niagara County. It provides free emergency shelter in a confidential location to individuals who are victims of domestic violence and their children. The shelter is staffed 24/7 and someone is available to respond to the needs of victims of domestic violence and their children any time of the day or night.
Other local Club Projects
Opportunities Unlimited Gift Wrapping Booth
For more than 60 years Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara has been the single contact point for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families. Through habilitation, supportive services and a caring touch, we provide the opportunity for everyone – from newborns to seniors – to reach their maximum potential.
Members of our club volunteer our time every year to gift wrap presents during the holiday season in support of this local organization.