The Zonta Club of Hobart provides service to women and girls in our community across a range of areas including, health, education, domestic violence and homelessness. It works closely with other not for profit charitable organisations including City Mission and the Salvation Army.
Primarily funds raised by the Zonta Club of Hobart supports Hobart City Mission’s Small Steps Program, which provides accommodation and support for young mothers who would otherwise lose custody of their babies. Under this Program the young women can live for up to 2 years where they are assisted in providing maternal care for their babies. Additionally, the young mothers are supported in educational pursuits and day to day activities such as budgeting.
How does the Zonta Club of Hobart provide service to its community?
Zonta International is a powerful advocate for change in our local and international communities thereby transforming the world and the place for women in it. Our goal is gender equality by forming affiliations with like-minded organisations and having representation at decision making tables. At an international level Zonta has Consultative and Participatory status with various UN bodies. Zonta Districts in Australia provide a voice to the Australian Government. Zonta Clubs like our identify issues affecting women and girls In our local area and provide support.
Zonta Breast Care Cushions
The Zonta Breast Care Cushion aids recovery by allowing the women to sit, sleep and rest comfortably, as well as providing protection while walking around and when wearing seat belts.
Zonta Breast Care Cushion Project has been an endorsed service project in all Zonta Districts in Australia since 2001 and has also been adopted by Zonta Clubs around the world. It is possibly the most widely known Zonta service project in Australia.
By early 2013 over 50,000 cushions had been made and delivered across Australia.
Our Current Projects
Zonta Birthing Kits are designed to provide a clean and safe birthing environment for women in developing countries to reduce the incidence of infant and maternal morbidity and mortality.
Over 300,000 women die annually in childbirth, many from preventable infections. The Zonta Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia) was born out of the Zonta Birthing Kit Project and is supported by Zonta Clubs. Assembled Birthing Kits have been sent to countries including Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, Afghanistan, East Timor and Uganda.
We raise funds to purchase components of the Zonta birthing kits and have birthing kit assembly days.