Zonta Club of Hong Kong II Supports Local Organizations During the Early Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Zonta Club of Hong Kong II (“ZHKII”) supported several programs during the early months of COVID-19, providing masks and food to those in need.
ZHKII sourced 100,000 single-use surgical masks and donated them to 7 NGO partners. This organizations included, St James Settlement, Impact HK, Mother's Choice, Hong Kong Red Cross, LOVE Project by Gingko House, Direction Association, and Hong Kong Neuro-Muscular Disease Association.
The club also committed to a plan to support Much Talent in Hong Kong by employing women to sew 2,000 reusable fabric masks for low-income families.
On food relief, donations were made to St. James’ Settlement’s food support program, benefiting 300 single-mother families and Love Project by Gingko House, providing 3000 meals for the elderly and the unemployed.
In addition to the club’s donation, members, and their families also participated in a Mighty Oaks’ gifts 4 elders’ program, making around 200 love boxes for the elderly who were particularly vulnerable and isolated during the crisis.
Through this COVID-19 projects, the club was able to empower women, such as those at Sew Much Talent, and support those in need with its donation, mask distribution and love boxes.