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Service Projects

Unfortunately we are not able to give out local service grants this year, due to not holding our annual fundraiser. Our focus this year is on hands-on service projects for local agencies, including supporting their fundraising activities! See the projects we've already been involved in for 2015.

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The Zonta Club of Yakima Valley Foundation is a 501(C)3 that accepts donations from the community which are given to local organizations which improve the lives of women. All funds donated to Zonta are tax deductible.

Service Committee

Led by a chairperson, the service committee recommends the way in which Zonta should allocate the funds raised by this service club and organizes hands-on service projects. Mindful of the club’s mission to improve the status of women worldwide, the committee suggests how much should be budgeted for international causes and how much should be budgeted for local projects. A detailed list of service activities is given below.

Pamper the Moms

History of Giving

2017-2018 Hands-On Service Projects and Personal Donations

In May members put together "Pamper the Mom" purses for the mothers of newborn infants, giving through Life Choices of Yakima

In June 2017, members donated underwear and socks for the women living in the Noah's Ark Shelter in Wapato.

In August 2017, members donated a large bag of small stuffed animals to the Cottage in the Meadow for distribution to the children of guests.

2016-2017 Hands-On Service Projects and personal donations

Bell RingingFive club members volunteer their time at the Plaid Door to help raise money for local charities.

In October, our club co-sponsored the location for a Days for Girls workshop, helping women in the community to assemble sustainable hygiene kits which enable girls in the Third World to stay in school through their menstruation cycle. 

Club members supported fundraising for Senior Companions through the purchase of raffle tickets.

Our 2016 Christmas Project gave a $400 pre-paid store card to Triumph Treatment to be used to purchase underwear for the women when they enter the residential program.

In December Zonta members "womaned the bell" raising funds for the Salvation Army's many worthwhile programs that benefit Yakima Valley residents in need. The day our members "womaned" the kettle at Fred Meyers department store entrance we received donations of $323.14.

Days for Girls workshopThrough member collections and generous community donations, we were able to donate goodie bags of toiletries to Life Choices, Rod's House, and the Rotary Food Bank.

In April 2017, our club co-sponsored the location for a Days for Girls workshop, helping women in the community to assemble sustainable hygiene kits which enable girls in the Third World to stay in school through their menstruation cycle.

In April, 4 members met at the Love INC donation warehouse and spent 3 1/2 hours reorganizing their furniture storage room as well as sorting and shelving linens, household items and clothing.

In May, members put together "Pamper the New Mom" purses for new mothers that have attended the Life Choices parenting program.

 

2015-2016 Hands-On Service Projects and personal donations

In May 2016, four Zonta members worked at the Love INC warehouse, sorting food, pantry, linen, and clothing donations that will be given to people going through their TEAM program which assists people to pay off financial debt and learn financial literacy skills.

In May, 2016, one of our Zonta members volunteered at the La Casa Hogar fundraiser, working to raise funds for their programs that benefit immigrant women.

In May 2016, the accumulation of our "Change for Change" jar was donated to Zonta International in support of Zonta International Strategies to End Violence Against Women (ZISVAW) projects.

In April, two members attended the Jazz in the Cellar event to support the Dispute Resolution Center.

Several Zonta members attended the Yakima YWCA's Leadership Luncheon in April 2016 in support of the fundraising efforts to support their domestic violence shelters.

In February, Zonta Members donated items to help stock the pantry at the Yakima YWCA, under our ongoing "Zonta Shelters Women" emphasis.

Five Zonta members and one former Zonta member attended the Wellness House's 16th Annual Lunch Among Friends in March 2016.

Seven Zonta members attend the Rod's House "In Their Shoes" fundraiser in January 2016, helping them to raise funds to support the needs of homeless teens in Yakima.

2015 Christmas Project to the Lower Valley Crisis and Support ServicesZonta members donated pantry items for our 2015 Christmas Project to the Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services in support of "Zonta Shelters Women". LVCSS provides shelter for domestic violence victims in Lower Valley communities from Prosser to Wapato. Donated items included women's clothing, hats/gloves, toiletries & feminine products, laundry soap, cleaning products, diapers, food staples and gift cards for each family member. We salute the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services for the wonderful care they give to women in need in the Lower Valley.

Thanks to the generous donations of Zonta members we were able to fill a Honda Fit!

 

 

Slavation Army Bell Ringing

In December members "womaned the bell" raising funds for the Salvation Army's many worthwhile programs that benefit Yakima Valley residents in need. The day our members "womaned" the kettle at Fred Meyers we received donations of $392.75. The overall amount made from the 2015 Bell Ringing campaign in Yakima was $96,500!

 

Life Choices - Pamper the Mom BagsIn September 2015, members of the Zonta Club donated purses filled with toiletry items for the new moms at Life Choices of Yakima. Young women attend "Earn While You Learn" parenting classes at Life Choices, where they also get free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and STD testing. Through the parenting education program, the young moms earn items that they'll need for their babies. The 15 "Pamper the Moms" purses will be given to the new moms upon the birth of their child. Life Choices Director Joddi-Jay Babcock and Board President Glenda Abercrombie (pictured at left) were happy to receive the goodies for their gals!  See the photos on Facebook.

 

In July 2015, five members of the Zonta Club volunteered at the Love INC warehouse to sort, organize and shelve donated clothing and kitchen items. Members also contributed three carloads of household goods, baby items, and clothing; 8 bags of personal care and pantry items; and $80 in personal funds to purchase hardware for a new clothing rack. See the photos on Facebook.

 

 

2014-2015 Hands-On Service Projects and personal donations

Triumph Treatment Silent AuctionIn May 2015, members of the Zonta Club organized a basket party in support of the Silent Auction at Triumph Treatment Center's annual Taco Feed fundraiser. Members gathered donated items and created 14 attractive baskets for the silent auction (pictured at right). On the night of the event, several members volunteered their time to help run the silent auction. We helped Triumph raise $13,000 that night!

In May 2015 for our "Zonta Shelters Women" project we put together care bags for the women who are participating in the year long Women's New Life Program at the Yakima Union Gospel Mission.

Under the “Zonta Shelters Women” service project we organized Valentine's Day Gift Bags for the residents of Sunrise House - sponsored by a local business - Paradise Island Tanning.

In February 2015, our "Zonta Shelters Women" project put together "Loving Gifts" of shopping bags filled with toiletries and personal items for the Women's Shelter at Noah's Ark in Wapato. Members also donated several hundred dollars in personal funds to upgrade the lighting outside the women's dorm room at the shelter.

Under the “Zonta Shelters Women” service project Zonta members donated X-Long Twin Sheet sets & personal hygiene products to the Woman's New Life Program at the Yakima Union Gospel Mission in November 2014.

Christmas Project - our Christmas project in 2014 benefited Sunrise House in Yakima, giving a gift card to the residents to purchase clothing from Fred Meyer. Under our "Zonta Shelters Women" banner we also gave "U-R-Special Purses" filled with toiletries to the Yakima YWCA domestic violence shelter.

Wish List Fulfillment for Sunrise House - Members made personal donations of items from the Sunrise House wish list when the director came to speak to the club at the program meeting June 2014.

Toiletries for Various Agencies - members gathered toiletries and donated them to the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter, Women's New Life Program, Union Gospel Mission Homeless Shelter, St. Timothy's Food Bank, and other local agencies.

 

June 2014 - May 2015

2014 Local Grant Recipients
(left to right) Terese Abreu, Zonta Service Committee Chair; Audra Hess, Girl Scouts; Janet Harris, Noah’s Ark;
Dave Hanson, Sunrise House; David Hacker, Noah’s Ark; Lucy Urbina, Dispute Resolution Center;
Ken Marble, Safe Yakima Valley; Cheryl Reese, Girl Scouts; Mindy Thorp, Girl Scouts (in back);
Margaret Filkins, Wellness House; and Erin Black, Yakima YWCA.

Dispute Resolution Center - victim offender mediation for teen female offenders
$3,000
Girl Scouts -self-confidence building courses for girls
$1,500
Noah’s Ark Homeless Shelter - support of programs that empower homeless women
$2,500
Rod’s House - support for the Ladies Night program for homeless teen girls
$1,020
Safe Yakima Valley - 100 Jobs for 100 Kids -funding of three part-time summer jobs for teen girls
$2,238
Sunrise Outreach Center - purchase clothing for teen girls in residential program
$2,000
Wellness House - Wigs, and wig care kits for cancer patients
$905
YWCA Yakima - Safe passage relocation assistance for victims of domestic violence
$3,000
Zonta International Foundation - contribution to development projects which benefit women in developing countries $2,250
Zonta International – support for international programs of the Zonta International Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Women (ZISVAW) $2,250
Zonta International – Amelia Earhart scholarship fund for international women who are studying aeronautics $100
Zonta International - Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship Fund $100
Zonta International - Jane M Klausman Scholarship Fund $100
Zonta District VIII Pearson College Endowment Fund - Support for students from around the world to attend this United World College in Victoria, BC

$500

Gifts for Pearson College international students
$300

 

June 2013 - May 2014


Front Row, seated: (l to r) Chad Kline, DSHS; Joe Willis, Rod's House; Sagrario Leon and Lupe Rios, Enactus Heritage University; Dave Hanson, Sunrise Outreach; Terese Abreu, Zonta Service Committee Chair
Standing in Middle (l to r): Art Garza, DSHS; Erin Black and Donna Hatten, YWCA; Bobbie Domonowski, Girl Scouts
Standing in back (l to r): Michael Moore, Safe Yakima Valley; Mary McCracken, Life Choices; Margaret Filkins, Wellness House; Matt Fairbank, Dispute Resolution Center; Dee Davidson, Senior Companions; LeeAnn Delk, DSHS 

BEST Alliance - Inhospitable Training for domestic minor sex trafficking in Yakima $2,000
Catholic Family & Child Services - Senior Companion Program $850
Dispute Resolution Center - Victim Offender Mediation Services $1,800
Girl Scouts - Money Matters financial literacy program for girl scouts $2,000
Heritage Enactus - Develop local farmers to become entrepreneurs and establish a farmers market in the city of Sunnyside. Will also be the paddle raise recipient from our 2014 fundraiser. $2,000
Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration - develop mentorship program to assist at-risk teenage girls. Helps to build employment skills. $1,000
Life Choices of Yakima - free STD testing for teenage girls $2,500
Rod's House - Ladies Night Out project - support group for homeless teen girls $1,000
Safe Yakima Valley - 100 jobs for 100 Kids - funds two summer jobs for teenage girls $1,470
Sunrise Outreach Center - motel vouchers for women and their children in the winter $1,500
Wellness House - support for the Wig and Hat Boutique $908
YWCA - self sufficiency and life skills classes for domestic violence victims $2,500
Zonta Advocacy Committee - Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking training for Law Enforcement on internet investigations $1,000
Zonta District VIII project – Pearson College Endowment Fund - supports tuition costs for young women from around the world that attend this United World College near Victoria, BC
$1,200
Zonta District VIII project – Pearson College - gifts for international students at Christmas time
$300
Zonta International Foundation - contribution to development projects which benefit women in developing countries
$4,000
Zonta International – support for international programs of the Zonta International Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Women (ZISVAW)
$3,000
Zonta International - Rose Fund - program support fund for Zonta International Foundation projects  
$250
Zonta International – Amelia Earhart scholarship fund for international women who are studying aeronautics
$500
Zonta International - Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship Fund
$450
Zonta International - Jane M Klausman Scholarship Fund            
$300

2013-2014 Hands-On Service Projects and personal donations

Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army - Zonta members manned the kettle at Fred Meyers one cold November day, and rang the bell for the Salvation Army, raising funds for their worthwhile projects.

Christmas Project - members donated personal funds to supply 3 families at the YWCA Shelter with new clothes and toys for Christmas.

Women's Extreme Weather Shelters - members provided meals once a week for three months to the Sunrise Outreach shelter for homeless women and children during the winter.

Toiletries for Various Agencies - members gathered toiletries and donated them to the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter, Love Inc., Union Gospel Mission, and other local agencies.

Faith-Based Unit at the Yakima County Jail - Members donated personal funds to purchase, coffee, tea, creamer, journal books and colored pencils for the women inmates in the "God Pod".

 

June 2012 - May 2013

2012 Local Service Grant Recipients
(L to R) Margaret Filkins, Wellness House; Dorothy Morales, Senior Companion Program; Kim Foley, Comprehen-
sive; Dave Hansen, Sunrise Outreach Center of Yakima; Chief Adam Diaz, Toppenish Police Department; David
Rolfe, Safe Yakima Valley (100 Jobs for 100 Kids); Mary McCracken, Life Choices of Yakima; Lucy Urbina, Dispute
Resolution Center; Matt Fairbank, Dispute Resolution Center; Jill Sunwold, Rod’s House; Laura Contreras, Northwest
Immigration Rights Project; Erin Black, YWCA; Deb Ward, Yakima Valley Zonta Club; Terese Abreu, Yakima Valley
Zonta Club

YWCA Yakima - Safe Passages and Safe Landings fund (2013 paddle raise recipient)
$5,740
Safe Yakima Valley - 100 jobs for 100 kids
$4,635
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project - immigration awareness training in Spanish at four women’s organizations
$2,500
Dispute Resolution Center - Support for the Victim Offender Mediation Services involving female youth offenders
$2,500
Sunrise Outreach - motel vouchers for women and children during extreme weather
$2,000
Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship - scholarship for Yakima Valley high school senior to attend college
$2,000
Rod's House - monthly Girls Night Out support group, staff training and curriculum on domestic minor sex trafficking
$1,650
Life Choices of Yakima - pregnancy tests and prenatal vitamins
$1,000
Toppenish Police Department - self-defense course for women and teen girls
$1,000
Wellness House - Supplies for Wig and Hat Boutique which serves women with cancer and other health issues
$874
Senior Companion Program - outings for homebound seniors
$500
Zonta District VIII project – Pearson College Endowment Fund - supports tuition costs for young women from around the world that attend this United World College near Victoria, BC
$1,000
Zonta District VIII project – Pearson College - gifts for international students at Christmas time
$300
Zonta International Foundation - contribution to development projects which benefit women in developing countries
$3,000
Zonta International – support for international programs of the Zonta International Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Women (ZISVAW)
$2,000
Zonta International - Rose Fund - program support fund for Zonta International Foundation projects  
$250
Zonta International – Amelia Earhart scholarship fund for international women who are studying aeronautics
$250
Zonta International - Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship Fund
$250
Zonta International - Jane M Klausman Scholarship Fund            
$150

2012-2013 Hands-On Service Projects and personal donations

Status of Women Luncheon - though this event wasn't a fundraiser, we did place envelopes on the tables at the luncheon and got $687 donated to Sunnyside's Promise to help complete their video on sex trafficking of girls in gangs. The club donated an additional $400 to meet to complete the video.

YWCA Raffle Ticket Sales - Six Zonta members sold raffle tickets at the 16th Annual YWCA Leadership Luncheon to help raise funds for the YWCA's domestic violence shelter and transitional housing.

Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army - Zonta members manned the kettle at Fred Meyers one cold November day, and rang the bell for the Salvation Army, raising funds for their worthwhile projects.

Christmas Project - members donated personal funds to purchase sleeping mats, pillows and other needs for the Sunnyside Family Shelter that is organized by Sunrise Outreach. Total donation was $1,006.25.

Women's Extreme Weather Shelters - members provided meals to the Sunrise Outreach shelter for homeless women and children during the winter.

Various Agencies - members gathered toiletries and donated them to Rod's House, the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter, Sunrise Outreach, Love Inc., and other local agencies.

 

June 2011 - May 2012

Recipients of Zonta Local Service Grants at check presentation, November 2011
Recipients of Zonta Local Service Grants at check presentation, November 2011

Back Row (l to r): Linda Fendell, Steve Branch, Linda Kraft, Mary McCracken, Margaret Filkins, Julia Hart,
Colleen Adams-Schuppe, Tim Sullivan
Front Row (l to r): Jheri Ketchum, Martha Rickey, Meredith Bruch, Erin Black, Beth Dannhardt, Deb Ward

Homeless Network of Yakima Valley - motel vouchers for women and children during extreme weather - 2011 Dinner Event Fundraiser Paddle Raise Recipient $3,167
Lower Valley Crisis & Support Services - peer advocate training for domestic violence and sexual assault for YVCC Certified Nursing Program through Y-Tech Grandview campus $3,000
YWCA Yakima - Washer/Dryer for transitional housing and support of Safe Passages fund $3,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project - passport fees for U visa candidates - victims/witnesses of domestic violence $2,000
Dispute Resolution Center - Support for the Victim Offender Mediation Services involving female youth offenders $2,000
Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship - scholarship for Yakima Valley high school senior to attend college $2,000
Young Lives  - Young Mothers Empowerment Mentor Project $1,500
Yakima Area Arboretum - support for Rose Garden maintenance $1,350
EnTrust Community Services - RISE Project - Realizing Independence through Self-Employment for developmentally disabled women $1,000
Triumph Treatment - Food Handlers Permits, community outing and start up housing costs $1,000
Wellness House - Supplies for Wig and Hat Boutique which serves women with cancer and other health issues $ 887
Comprehensive - Strong Families Project - parenting education for women at Riel House $ 660
Citizens for Safe Yakima Valley Communities - designated Paddle Raise recipient for 2012 fundraiser - Funding job opportunities for 15-16 year old girls in Yakima through the "100 Jobs for 100 Kids" program $4,635
Zonta International Foundation - contribution to development projects which benefit women in developing countries $3,100
Zonta International – support for international programs of the Zonta International Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Women (ZISVAW) $2,600
Zonta International - Rose Fund - program support fund for Zonta International Foundation projects $ 100
Zonta International – Amelia Earhart scholarship fund for international women who are studying aeronautics $ 100
Zonta International - Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship Fund $ 100
Zonta International- Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Fund $ 100
Zonta District VIII project – Pearson College Endowment Fund - supports tuition costs for young women from around the world that attend this United World College near Victoria, BC $1,000

2011-2012 Hands-On Service Projects and personal donations

Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army - Zonta members manned the kettle at Fred Meyers one cold November day, and rang the bell for the Salvation Army, raising funds for their worthwhile projects.

Christmas Project - members gathered personal funds to purchase and stock a freezer for Rod's House.

Comprehensive - small toiletry sets were donated for use by the Crime Victims Advocacy program

Love Inc - toiletries were donated in response to a publicized need

Pearson College - personal lap blankets were created and donated to foreign students attending this United World College in Vancouver, BC.

Rods's House - members cooked meals for the homeless teens at Rod's House once a month during the Fall.

Women's Extreme Weather Shelters - members provided meals to the Sunrise Outreach shelter for homeless women and children during the winter.

Women's New Life Ministries - members put together spa/toiletries bags for the women in the year-long recovery program at the Union Gospel Mission. The bags were given out to the women on Mother's Day.

YoungLives Spa Night - members gathered toiletries, makeup and personal care items and assembled gift bags for each of the teen moms.

June 2010 - May 2011

Recipients of Zonta Local Service Grants at check presentation, November 2010

Recipients of Zonta Local Service Grants at check presentation, November 2010
Back row left to right:  Deby Gunter-President, Nora Requena, Steve Branch, Erin Black, Elizabeth Pulice, Amy Zook, Mary McCracken, Ken Zontek
Front left to right:  Adrian Garner, Patty Dion, Anjelica, Rhonda Hauff, Sister Mary Rita Rohde, Lisa Reinmuth


Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health - Strong Families Project $2,448
Homeless Network of Yakima County - Extreme Winter Weather Shelter Project $2,000
Nuestra Casa - ESL Women's Project $1,500
Rod's House - Food for Homeless Youth $2,000
Southeast Yakima Community Center - “100 Jobs for 100 Kids” $1,370
LaCasa Hogar - Empowerment and Education of Low Income Hispanic Women $2,000
YoungLives  - Young Mothers Empowerment Mentor Project $1,000
YWCA Yakima - Abused Women Self Sufficiency Tool Kits Project $2,000
YVCC Afghan Women's Education Fund - continuing education for two young Afghan women $2,000
Wellness House - Women with Cancer and other Health Issues Wig and Hat Boutique $887
Zonta International Foundation - contribution to development projects which benefit women in developing countries $2,600
Zonta International – support for international programs of the Zonta International Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Women (ZISVAW) $2,000
Zonta International - Rose Fund - program support fund for Zonta International Foundation projects $100
Zonta International – Amelia Earhart scholarship fund for international women who are studying aeronautics $l00
Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship Fund $100
Zonta International Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Fund $100
Zonta district VIII project – Pearson College Endowment Fund - supports scholarships for young women from around the world that attend this United World College near Victoria, BC $l,000

Bell ringing in Yakima for the Salvation Army2010 Hands-On Service Projects and personal donations

Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army - Zonta members manned the kettle at Fred Meyers one cold December day, and rang the bell for the Salvation Army, raising $171.56 for their worthwhile projects.

Christmas Family Project - members contributed gifts for a Yakima family in need through the Kinship Navigator program at Catholic Child and Family Services. The recipient family in 2010 was a single grandmother raising 7 of her grandchildren.

Pearson College - $300 of phone cards were donated to foreign students in Vancouver, BC so that they could call home during the holidays.

Women's Extreme Weather Shelters - members are providing meals to the two Yakima shelters for homeless women and children.

June 2009 - May 2010

Recipients of Zonta Local Service Grants at check presentation, September 2009
Recipients of Zonta Local Service Grants at check presentation, September 2009

Homeless Network of Yakima County - Extreme Winter Weather Shelter Project, hotel/motel vouchers for women and children $2,000
La Casa Hogar - basic leadership skills training in conducting meetings, group facilitation, agenda development,  and team building for Hispanic women
$750
Southeast Community Center - 2 stipends for teenage girls for a summer job through the 100 Jobs for 100 Kids project $1,370
Sunnyside Community Hospital - 16 screening mammograms for women $2,000
Wellness House - Wig & Hat Boutique - Wigs and wig care items as well as wellness kits for women and children undergoing hair loss due to chemotherapy - learn more
$956
Yakima Arboretum - materials for maintenance of the Rose Garden learn more
$750
Yakima YWCA - purchase of two computers and materials to establish computer lab in women's Shelter; contribution to the Safe Passage fund $4,000
Yakima Women's Votes/Women's Voices Committee - support for one Pink Tea to commemorate and celebrate women’s suffrage movement $1,000
Young Lives - support for the monthly club meetings for teen moms learn more $1,000
YVCC Afghan Women’s Education Fund - contribution to scholarship fund for 2 Afghan women to attend YVCC $3,000
Zonta International Foundation - contribution to development projects which benefit women in developing countries $2,000
Zonta International – support for international programs of the Zonta International Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Women (ZISVAW) $1,500
Zonta International - Rose Fund - program support fund for Zonta International Foundation projects
$100
Zonta International – Amelia Earhart scholarship fund for international women who are studying aeronautics
$100
Zonta International - Young Women in Public Affairs scholarship
$100
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship - international scholarship for female business student
$100
Zonta district VIII project – Pearson College Endowment Fund - supports scholarships for young women from around the world that attend this United World College near Victoria, BC $1,000

2009 Hands-On Service Projects and personal donations

Christmas 2009 - we assisted the Salvation Army's Bell Ringing at Fred Meyer again this year

Christmas Family Project - members contributed gifts for a Yakima family in need through the Kinship Navigator program at Catholic Child and Family Services. The recipient family in 2009 was a single mother raising her 4 children as well as four nieces.

Pearson College - $300 of phone cards were donated to students so that they could call home during the holidays

Women's Extreme Weather Shelter - members are cooking 2-3 meals per month for the women housed at the Yakima Homeless Coalitions Shelter

Members donated money towards the purchase of $100 in gas cards to benefit the women residing at the Lower Valley Crisis Center, to help them get to court dates.

June 2008 - May 2009

Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health - Strong Families program at Riel House

$2,500

Extreme Weather Shelter for women - supplement to members' donations on food for dinners
$123.55

Healthy Families Yakima - Continuation of training programs for county-wide domestic and family violence protocol

$1,000

Homeless Network of Yakima County - Extreme Winter Weather Shelter Project

$1,500

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship - local scholarship for female business student
$2,000

La Casa Hogar / Yakima Interfaith Coalition - Leadership skill development training, Communication Skills Training, Host an inspirational Hispanic Women’s Leadership conference

$2,500

Nuestra Casa - Start up micro-credit funding and training for Hispanic women to sell at Yakima Valley Farmers Markets

$1,500

Parent Representative Council for Parent Education Cooperative Preschools - Parenting Education for Teen Moms at Stanton and Davis

$1,000

Perry Technical Institute - 2 computers for medical assistant and office administration programs

$1,800

Southeast Yakima Community Center - sponsored one teen girl for summer employment through the 100 jobs for 100 kids project
$685
Yakima Arboretum Rose Garden - materials for upkeep of the rose garden
$750
Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship - awarded to an outstanding Yakima Valley high school senior
$2,000

YVCC Afghan Women’s Education Fund - Scholarship for 2 Afghan women to attend YVCC

$2,000

YWCA - Furnishings for four remaining women's shelter units, including one that’s wheelchair accessible

$5,000

Zonta International Foundation - contribution to development projects which benefit women in developing countries
$5,000

Zonta International - Rose Fund - program support fund for Zonta International Foundation projects

$500

Zonta International –Amelia Earhart - international scholarship fund for women who are studying aeronautics

$500

Zonta International – support for international programs of the Zonta International Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Women (ZISVAW)

$500

Zonta district project – Young Women in Public Affairs district scholarship

$100

Zonta district project – Pearson College Endowment Fund - supports scholarships for young women from around the world that attend this United World College near Victoria, BC

$1,500

Christmas 2008 - Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Fred Meyer raised $370.98
Christmas Basket Project - members contributed gifts for a Yakima family in need through the Kinship Navigator program at Catholic Child and Family Services. The recipient family in 2008 was a single grandmother raising 6 grandchildren.
Extreme Weather Shelter for Women - provided five dinners to the women's shelter from January to early March
Yakima YWCA Annual Luncheon - provided volunteers to check-in guests to the fundraiser

Setting up for our annual fundraiser in 2010
Setting up for our annual fundraiser in 2010

June 2007 to May 2008

Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health - for one session of child care so women can attend the Strong Families program
$1,755
Homeless Network of Yakima County - for emergency shelter for women and children
$1,500
Marie-Rose Learning Center - for educational and social support and training programs for women and their middle school daughters in Wapato
$2,500
Nuestra Casa - for translation of women's leadership training materials into Spanish
$1,500
Organization for Peace, Reconciliation & Development, Sierra Leone - small credit scheme and assistance for war widows to fund start-up businesses learn more
$2,000
Provident Horizon Group - 10 Scholarships for the Strong Women program which provides life skills training for developmentally disabled women
$2,000
Amelia Earhart Fund - contribution to a Zonta International scholarship fund for a young woman who wants to study aeronautics
$500
Yakima Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship—awarded to an outstanding Yakima Valley high school senior girl
$2,000
Riel House—two rocking chairs for mothers and caregivers of infants
$550
Kaleidoscope Konnections - for clown-based Anti Bullying Programs in Yakima Valley elementary and middle schools
$3,500
Yakima Arboretum Rose Garden—funds to maintain the garden

$500

Rose Fund - contribution to a Zonta International fund which handles the contingency needs of Zonta International projects around the world
$500
   
Zonta Honors  
Women’s Century Club - repair and upgrading of electrical wiring on the first floor of the building, in honor of Kay Pfaff’s contributions to the Women's Century Club and the community and the Women's Century Club's efforts to foster the personal growth and community involvement of local women
$3,000
Pearson College Endowment Fund - to fund scholarships for international teenage girls to attend the United World College in Victoria, British Columbia - given in honor of Marje Anderson's 50+ years of membership in Zonta and her tireless efforts to improve the lives of many in the Yakima Valley
$1,500

December 2006 Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army raised $239.44
Christmas Basket Project - members contributed gifts for a Lower Valley family in need through the Kinship Navigator program at Catholic Child and Family Services. The recipient family in 2007 was a single grandmother raising 6 grandchildren.

June 2006 to May 2007

Healthy Families Yakima—funding for domestic violence protocol development, as well as multiple training sessions for family educators in Yakima Valley social service organizations

$1,000

Casey Family Services—funded allowance for teen participants of the Get Set program
$2,800
Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health—purchase of training materials for the Strong Families program learn more
$3,900
Homeless Network of Yakima—40 nights of shelter for homeless women and their children
$1,000
La Casa Hogar—scholarships for 10 women and their pre-school children to attend educational programs learn more
$2,450
Marie-Rose House—funds to support attendance at regional women’s issues conferences
$1,350
Nuestra Casa—support services to immigrant women learn more
$1,200
Pearson College—gift to the endowment fund to enable teen girls from other countries to attend a year of high school near Victoria, Canada. Phone cards for 8 girls.
$2,200
Provident Horizon Group—funded the 10-week Strong Women program for developmentally disabled women
$2,000
Riel House—clothing vouchers for residents
$520
St. Michael’s Panty—donation to purchase food
$1,000
Sunnyside Community Hospital —post partum depression education for care providers
$1,000
Yakima Arboretum Rose Garden—funds to maintain the Garden
$500
Yakima Police Athletic League—Support for the graduation event for the Manners Matter program for Yakima teenage girls
$2,000
Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship—awarded to an outstanding Yakima Valley high school senior
$2,000

June 2005 to May 2006

Central Washington Cancer Foundation
300
Yakima Police Athletic League
3000
Yakima Valley Community College V-Day
500
Yakima Co. Coalition for the Homeless
12235.95
Status of Women Scholarship
2000
International Service Projects
5000
Arboretum Rose Garden
3046.43

June 2004 to May 2005

American Legion Girls State
600
BEST Self Day Camp
1500
Mumidavi Project
3000
Yakima Co. Coalition for the Homeless
1822.53
Comfort Kits DCFS
987.71
Status of Women Scholarship
1500
Strong Families Project
6355.60
Pearson Endowment Fund
160

June 2003 to May 2004

Yakima Police Athletic League
2911.2
Yakima Police RAD Kids
5000
American Red Cross
250
International Service Projects
5000
Status of Women Scholarship
1000
Pearson Endowment Fund
400

June 2002 to May 2003

Riel House
10,804.86
Yakima Schools 21st Century
255
Salvation Army Day Camp
2000
Status of Women Scholarship
1000

June 2001 - May 2002

Literacy Programs
107.2
Riel House
5165.5
Providence Hospital Mammograms
3850
Wellness House
750
Status of Women Scholarship
1000

June 2000 - May 2001

Amelia Earhart Fund
500
Rose Fund
350
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
400
National Assoc. of Fire Fighters
2000
Yakima Valley Museum
100
Zonta International – support for international programs of the Zonta International Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Women (ZISVAW)
500
Lester B Pearson College
500
U N I C E F
2500
Expanding Your Horizons
300
Status of Women Scholarship
1000

June 1999 - May 2000

Rose Fund
100
Amelia Earhart Fund
300
International Service Foundation
300
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
200
Zonta International – support for international programs of the Zonta International Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Women (ZISVAW)
250
YVCC Women's Programs
3000
YWCA Gems Program
5000
Status of Women Scholarship
1000

June 1998 - May 1999

Providence Hospital Mammograms
4400
Rose Fund
100
Amelia Earhart Fund
299
Z I G F C
200
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
200
W H P P I
400
Y W P A
200
Zonta International – support for international programs of the Zonta International Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Women (ZISVAW)
253
Lester B Pearson College
400
Yakima Valley Coalition for the Homeless
2500
Take this Valleys Heart
1500
RSVP
1500
YVCC Women's Programs
3000
Yakima Literacy Coalition
1000

June 1997 - May 1998

Lester B Pearson
400
International Projects
1060
Yakima Greenway
3500
Status of Women Scholarship
1000
Providence Hospital Mammograms
5500
Yakima Valley Community College
1500
White Swan Basketball Junior Cougars
1500
Yakima Literacy Coalition
1000

June 1996 - May 1997

Lester B Pearson
100
U N I F E M
400
Amelia Earhart Fund
400
Providence Hospital Mammograms
5500
Triumph Treatment Services
475
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
1175
Yakima Valley Regional Library
1000
RSVP
1500
YWCA of Yakima
2300
Yakima Public Schools Homeless Child
1350
YVCC Women's Programs
1500
Status of Women Scholarship
500
Yakima Literacy Coalition
542.50

June 1995 - May 1996

Lester B Pearson
100
U N I F E M
400
Amelia Earhart Fund
400
Providence Hospital Mammograms
5000
YWCA Operation SMART
2000
YVCC Women's Programs
1500
Triumph Treatment Services
1000
RSVP
1500
Heritage College
1000
Yakima Greenway Foundation
235.80
International Women's Day
750
YVCC Literacy
500

June 1994 - May 1995

Lester B Pearson
100
U N I F E M
400
Amelia Earhart Fund
400
YWCA Operation SMART
1000
YVCC Women's Programs
1500
YVCC Learning Assistance
1500
Yakima Public Schools Homeless Child
750
St Michael's Pantry
750
RSVP
1500
Providence Medical Center Mammograms
4000

June 1993 - May 1994

St. Elizabeth Hospital Mammograms
3400
Literacy Coalition
125
Private Party Medical Insurance
1000
Yakima County Search & Rescue
500
Multiple Sclerosis Society
850
Emergency Medical Services
1500
RSVP
1500
YWCA Crisis Shelter
3180
YVCC Displaced Homemakers
500
St Michael's Pantry
1200
Lester B Pearson
500
Amelia Earhart Fund
400
3rd World Countries
400
Mobray
25
DeForest
100

June 1992 - May 1993

YVCC Women's Programs
750
Lester B Pearson
500
Central WA Comp Mental Health
1000
RSVP
1500
Pennies for Playgrounds
500
St Michael's Pantry
500
Multiple Sclerosis Society
980
Central WA Kidney Fund
930
Yakima Interfaith Coalition
1000
Yakima Co Coalition for the Homeless
800
Heritage College Women's Day
1500

June 1991 - May 1992

Lester B Pearson
500
Amelia Earhart
400
Eva Mobrey
25
Marion DeForest
100
3rd World Scholarship
400
Southeast Neighborhood Improvement
1000
YVCC Women's Programs
350
RSVP
1500
Camp Prime Time
1000
Union Gospel Mission
250
Multiple Sclerosis Society
600
Foundation for the Handicapped
125
Central WA Kidney Foundation
500
YWCA Family Crisis
1500
Wellness House
375

June 1969 - May 1970

Amelia Earhart Fund
71

June 1968 - May 1969

Local Donations
705
Amelia Earhart Fund
33

June 1967 - May 1968

Civil Air Patrol
600 gallons fuel
Fairbanks Alaska flood relief
50
Vietnam gift packages
Sun Down M Ranch
100
Yakima Artificial Kidney Fund
100

June 1966 - May 1967

Civil Air Patrol
500

June 1965 - May 1966

Drinking fountain installed at Franklin Park
YWCA campership 25
2 high school girl graduates
50
Ramallah Project
100

June 1964 - May 1965

Clothes for a needy boy
80
Alaska Good Friday earthquake disaster
50
2 high school girl graduates
40

June 1963 - May 1964

Yakima City Bus Line Stock
100
Set of encyclopedias for partially sighted
2 nursing students at Yakima Valley College
157.50

June 1962 - May 1963

2 nursing students at Yakima Valley College
351.60
Emergency Fund at Yakima Valley College
15

June 1961 - May 1962

Eisenhower Band uniform donation
25
Davis Band uniform donation
25
International Loyalty Fund
35
Toothbrushes for First Graders
160
Orthopedic Treatments for needy children
35
Readers Digest subscriptions to seven foreign countries

June 1960 - May 1961

Father Pire's Anne Frank Village in Germany
30
Furnished pamphlets on dental health to high school students interested in dentistry
Helped with dental exams of first grade pupils in ALL Yakima schools

June 1959 - May 1960

Furnished pamphlets on dental health to high school students interested in dentistry  
Helped with dental exams of first grade pupils in ALL Yakima schools  

June 1958 - May 1959

Amelia Earhart Fund
25
Gini Richardson Flight Fund
100
Dental care for grade school children
300

10 subscriptions to Readers Digest in Arabic sent overseas
Prizes to Safety Council's Water Carnival
10

June 1957 - May 1958

Assisted in furnishing the new Chapter House for the Red Cross
100
Offered aid to visually handicapped children of the community

June 1956 - May 1957

Funds sent to Hungarian Relief Fund through Red Cross
Presented Yakima Valley Junior College with a fireplace in Student Union Building
437.27

June 1955 - May 1956

Business Women honored at Community Tea
250

June 1954 - May 1955

Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets  
Donations to Women patients at local Tuberculosis Sanitarium  

November 4, 1953 - May 1954

Scholarship for student nurse
350

 

 

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