Community Partnerships

Zonta Donates Dignity Bags

The Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Ringing the bell for the Salvation Army is the club’s longest running service project. One day a year, serving as volunteers, we ring the bell in shifts. Started in 1977 as a friendly competition with Kiwanis, over the years the two clubs have raised thousands of dollars to feed and house Coos County families. The prize for the club raising the most money is a traveling hand bell trophy, that usually remains in Zonta’s hands. Our club members along with MHS and NBHS Z Club members will be ringing the bell on December 18 this year. Come see us!

Shore Acres Hosting

Each year Zonta hosts at the annual Holiday Light display at Shore Acres State Park.  Serving up hot cider, cookies and smiles we welcome guests from around the world. In 2019 the park welcomed over 60,000 visitors from 31 countries.

The Holiday Light display at Shores Acres has been cancelled for the 2021 holiday season. We all hope to be back hosting again in 2022.

Summer of Caring

Zonta Club Members helped in August with the United Way of Southwestern Oregon in their Summer of Caring Event. The volunteer event helped multiple families with snipping, shearing, raking and more at homes. The Summer of Caring event was a modification to United Way’s Day of Caring. Zonta Members brought joy to three homes.