Zonta clubs in Region South America collaborate to fight against COVID-19

The Zonta clubs of Region South America decided to donate health kits to different women's organizations to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

After a Zoom meeting between the clubs of Chile and Uruguay, they decided to form a united front in the fight against this global pandemic.

Club members started checking with the different women organizations to see what they needed and how the club could be of help. Items like gel alcohol, rubber gloves, chinstraps, winter clothes were made ready while we waited for a response from those organizations.

The Zonta clubs of Viña del Mar and Santiago, Chile, were donating gel alcohol and chinstraps to the Emma Foundation, which is dedicated to helping pregnant women in need as well as providing boxes of food to families with low incomes.

Viña del Mar also sent winter clothes to the Betania Acoge Foundation, which helps women in vulnerable situations. 

In Uruguay, the Zonta Club of Montevideo gave winter clothing, bedding and different fabrics to the Center for the Promotion of Human Dignity (CEPRODHI). The club also donated money to buy disinfectant products for CEPRODHI and to a shelter for the homeless. 

Meanwhile, the Zonta Club of Punta del Este-Maldonado distributed COVID-19 kits including, gel alcohol, rubber gloves, and chinstraps to users at the Zonta Care Center for Women and their children under domestic violence.