Financial support to various organizations and funding for our many service projects is made possible through the generous support of local sponsors and our fundraising efforts. 100% of all funds that are raised are donated to the various service projects we support.
Women of Achievement Luncheon
This major fundraising event is held in November and recognizes outstanding women in the community. We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 WOA Luncheon. Please complete the nomination form by the July 1, 2017.
Zonta 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run – Heels to Heal Haiti
This annual race, held in September, is our primary fundraiser for the local Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau’s Service Projects in Haiti, a mission that is near and dear to our hearts. For the last six years, we have worked in partnership with the Haitian American Caucus (HAC) in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti to assist women and children with education, skill-building, and healthcare. We have treated over 3,000 people at our Zonta dental clinics, over 1,300 people at our Zonta medical clinics, and have fitted hundreds of adult Haitians with reading glasses – and the numbers will continue to grow! HAC’s ultimate goal is to have its own established medical clinic, and support of our 5K will help us provide the resources to meet this critical need. Please Join Us for our annual 5K or Become a Sponsor for this event!
Zonta Flea Flea Maket
For the past 30+ years, this event has been known as the “Neiman Marcus” of flea markets. It is held annually in the Spring and attracts bargain hunters from all around. Additionally, at this event, the public can visit Cafe Zonta, which serves baked items, coffee and water. As the community looks forward to this event, we successfully net approximately $1100-1300 each year. Money raised supplements our regular service budget, and helps provide scholarships.
As a Zonta member, participating in fundraising events, such as this one, is where friendships, mentorships, and connections are made. In preparation for this event, our members accumulate their garage sale items in a storage facility throughout the year. Preparing the items, pricing them, setting up, and participating in the event count towards our member’s annual expected service hours. Working along side fellow Zontians creates camaraderie that is later harnessed to tackle our many Service Projects.
(A special thanks to the Girardot Center, whose residents help us with this event: unloading storage units & vehicles, and cleaning up afterwards! Thank you!)
Spirited bidding abounds in June and December as club member help raise funds for projects.