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, the Zonta Club of East Auckland members felt frustrated that their usual service activities were curtailed. 

Considering the money they would usually spend at their monthly dinner meetings, the club decided to ask members to contribute what they felt comfortable with to a fund to support their local Women's Refuge.

The Refuge's initiative at the time was a Safe Night for $20. The club, with 16 members, raised a total of $1,700.

The 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.