As COVID-19 continues, the future has never felt so unpredictable. These are challenging times for us all. While there is a lot of uncertainty, Zonta is continuing to fulfill its mission to support women and girls through community service and advocacy.
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2020 Zonta Scholarship & Award Recipients
Grand Total $18,200
Glens Falls Hospital Donation
In appreciation for all that the staff and workers at Glens Falls Hospital have done during this time of the Corona Virus, the Zonta Club of Glens Falls has spearheaded a donation of gift cards.
Many of the members purchased cards for food and other necessities, as well as making monetary donations. Additionally, as a Friend of Zonta, Jack’s American Bistro donated generous gift cards to the restaurant, good now for takeout, or later when they are fully open.
The total donated was $2,635
Picture: Left to right: Cheryl Hage Perez, Executive Director of Guardian House, Tina Tuomela, Manager of the Vera Bradley Outlet store, Joy Brook Bundrick, Assistant Manager at Vera Bradley, Lorraine Abess, Vice President of the Zonta Club of Glens Falls, and Michelle Straight of the Veterans Housing Coalition.
Zonta & Vera Bradley
Donation to Guardian House
At a recent club dinner meeting, the Zonta Club of Glens Falls presented the Guardian House of Ballston Spa with a significant donation organized by the Vera Bradley Outlet, Lake George and the Club.
The Guardian House is part of the Veterans & Community Housing Coalition serving numerous upstate counties including Warren, Washington and Saratoga . The Guardian House is a refuge for homeless female veterans who are struggling with reentry into our society. It is the only such facility in upstate NY, and currently has a fundraising effort to build a house for women veterans with children.
Vera Bradley, in conjunction with Zonta’s representative Lorraine Abess, ran a buy one/donate one promotion on blankets and presented a carful of Vera Bradley blankets and products to the Guardian House representatives at the dinner.
Celebrating 45 Years - Joan Grishkot
Joan Grishkot was recognized by Zonta International for 45 years of service to Zonta. President Frances Bowen and Vice President Lorraine Abess present Joan with the Certificate.
Donna Dolly presented with Zontian of the Year Award
The Zonta Club of Glens Falls presented Donna Dolly with the Zontian of the Year Award. The Past Presidents select a Club member who has exemplified the ideals of Zonta through service and advocacy for the advancement of women.
Donna has chaired the Service Committee for a number of years. This Committee provides in kind service to local charities through the donations of members, as well as monetary support.
Her artistry has an outlet through the baskets she creates for the Silent Auction at the Golf Tournament. This fundraiser is an essential component of Zonta’s fundraising efforts.
Zonta Local Service Committee
Our Local Service Committee presents grants to several projects who align with the mission of Zonta to improve the status of women: Rachel Gartner with the Catholic Charities Organization, Leigha of Guardian House. Members of the Local Service Committee include Chair: Donna Dolly and committee members Dawn Judkins, Cherie Coe, Cindy Fitzgerald, Peg Hurlburt, and Betty Gancher.
Each month, the members of the Zonta Club of Glens Falls do an in-kind donation. In October, members brought donations for Victory's Closet, including kitchen items, small appliances, bath towels, sheets, personal hygiene items, and baby items. Victory's Closet is run by Catholic Charities with help from Soroptomist volunteers and assists local domestic violence survivors with starting over. In November, about sixteen bags full of these items were dropped off to Victory's Closet by members of the local service committee, who got to take a tour! We are proud to support this important resource in our community.
Last Updated: 7/28/2020