Zonta Club of East Auckland Supports Local Women's Refuge During Pandemic

In May 2020, with lockdown In New Zealand in full effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our members felt frustrated that their usual service activities were curtailed. 

Considering the money we would usually spend at our monthly dinner meetings, the cost of the meal, the trading table items, and the raffle, we decided to ask members to contribute what they felt comfortable with to a fund to support our local Women's Refuge.

The Refuge's initiative at the time was a Safe Night for $20.00. Our club, with 16 members, raised a total amount of $1700.00.

The total money was enough for 85 safe nights for some women in need, during a time when the need for the services at Women's Refuge has increased.