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Every year, Breaking Free helps an average of 400-500 women and girls escape systems of prostitution and sexual exploitation through advocacy, direct services, housing, and education. Breaking Free's doors are open to women and girls throughout Minnesota and the United States.

Beneficiary Organization

Every two years the Zonta Club of Minneapolis selects a beneficiary organization whose mission and goals align with our own. Over the two year period the Zonta Club of Minneapolis focuses service, advocacy and fundraising efforts to benefit the beneficiary.

 

Our 2018-2020 beneficiary is Dress for Success Twin Cities.  The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

 

Prior Beneficiary Organizations

2014-2016:  Heartland Girls Ranch.

2016-2018:   The Advocates for Human Rights.

Based in Minneapolis, The Advocates for Human Rights is committed to improving women’s human rights throughout the world. Our Women’s Human Rights Program works tirelessly for sustainable change.

 

Heartland Girls’ Ranch provides strength-based, trauma-informed services and therapeutic equine programming in a safe and supportive environment that empowers girls to experience success and write a new story for themselves.  

HGR  is a working ranch that utilizes horses as one of the innovative strategies to bring about healing in girls’ lives.  HGR provides holistic services based on best practices to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of the girls in their care.

2010-2014 (2 terms):  Breaking Free.

Every year, Breaking Free helps an average of 400-500 women and girls escape systems of prostitution and sexual exploitation through advocacy, direct services, housing, and education. Breaking Free's doors are open to women and girls throughout Minnesota and the United States.

The Zonta Rose is much more than a lovely flower.  Since 1999, it has served as the symbol of Zonta Rose Day, which falls on 8 March and coincides with International Women’s Day.

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