Zonta Impact -- Photos of Service Projects and Events
WAND Women's Conference
"Hearts for Freedom" home at Heartland Grils Ranch
Louann Lanning, Executive Director of Woman Achieving New Direction, accepting donation from Minneapolis Club President Laura Krishnan
Thank you to those who attended the special screening of Petals in the Dust on Sunday, October 10. This special viewing of the film was presented by: AshaUSA & Zonta Club of Minneapolis in recognition of International Day of the Girl Child.
Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls examines the condition of an endangered class of people living in one of the most populous, culturally and economic vibrant countries: modern India. They come from all walks of life and share only one common trait: they are female.
A patriarchal mindset, a preference for sons and a deep-seated intolerance has led to the murder of 50 million girls and women in India in the last century. They continue to lose their lives in this century to infanticide, sex-selective abortions, starvation and medical neglect, dowry deaths and brutal gang rapes. The declining female population is also leading to increased crimes against women including trafficking and bride buying. By 2020 there will be 20 percent more men than women.
Zonta of Minneapolis is Pleased to Provide Funding to Three Local Programs that Benefit Women and Girls
The Zonta Club of Minneapolis issued funding in November 2015 to three worthy local organizations providing programming and services to women and girls in need.
$1150 Grant to Heartland Girls Ranch: Grant will enable HGR to purchase holiday gifts for the 30 girls being served through programs at HGR and to purchase art supplies for the girls to create holiday cards.
$1500 Grant to Women Acheiving New Direction: Grant will enable WAND to purchase Strenth Finders books for low-income, job seeking single mothers as well as provide the women with bus and gas cards.
$1000 Grant to Daily Work: Grant will fund Vitality - out of poverty program which provides resume building, interview skill building, cultural coaching and other services.
Thank you to the attendees of the Get Surly with Zonta Fundraising Dinner!!
Zonta of Minneapolis Hosts Registry to Equip Home For Girls
The Zonta Club of Minneapolis donated kitchen equipment, bedding, bath items, a TV/electronics and other household items toward a new home dedicated to house sexually exploited youth girls at Heartland Girls Ranch. Heartland is an active participant on the statewide MN Human Trafficking Task Force and is one of only four programs in the state funded to provide supportive services and housing through the Safe Harbor/No Wrong Door model.
Scholarships & Awards
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Zonta of Minneapolis Supports Online Job Search Training Program
Zonta of Minneapolis donates $1000 to Women Achieving New Direction (WAND)
Online job search skills are a necessity in order for a job seeker to successfully find employment. WAND participants lack computer experience needed to navigate the on-line world of job seeking. WAND endeavors to reduce the growing “digital divide” by bridging this gap for participants by offering crucial online job search workshops which include how to apply for jobs on-line, where to look for jobs, how to navigate websites, the best way to use networking and social media to job search, as well as how to research employers, employment related benefits and legal matters.
The funds donated from Zonta will be used to purchase computers.
Zonta of Minneapolis Sponsors Breaking Free DEMAND CHANGE Event
Zonta of Minneapolis is pleased to support Breaking Free's Demand Change Project 2013, a multi-faceted event taking place May 3-4, 2013 in St. Paul. The goal of the event is to decrease the demand for commercial sex in Minnesota by engaging men and the community to become part of the solution to end sex trafficking. The event includes workshops, seminars, a silent auction, a rally and a Victory Benefit Concert. More Information
Member Meeting Schedule
The members of the club meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month. We regularly feature guests speakers at our meetings. We are committed learning about initatives taking place in our community and seek ways in which we can partner with organizations that work toward the advancement of women.
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