The Zonta Club of Concord works at the local level of Zonta International with the mission to empower women through service and advocacy. Throughout 60 years of service to the great Concord community, they have provided over $75,000 worth of scholarships, as well as, advocacy on many critical issues including domestic violence prevention, human trafficking, child mariage, refugee re-settlement, access to education and health care. In addition to this work at the local level, the Club’s efforts support projects internationally to improve the lives of women in developing countries.
During these extraordinary times, the Club is broadening their mission and working to spread the word of how vital it is that we all get vaccinated against COVID-19. On January 8, 2021, Zonta launched a vaccination education campaign, distributing “Can’t wait to Vaccinate” pins to the greater Concord area. Word soon spread, and to-date the club has sent buttons to individuals and organizations across New England and as far away as New Mexico, Utah and Florida.
The Club presented 350 of the second design “Got the Shot” pins to the staff and residents of the NH Veteran’s Home in Tilton NH as they are entering the second round of vaccinations. These pins were funded thanks to the sponsorship of Curbstone Financial Management located in Manchester. “We are so proud and grateful to be able to present these pins to some of our most vulnerable citizens and heroes and the wonderful people who care for them” said Club President, Janice Severance. “They deserve our best care and we are happy to celebrate the staff’s amazing effort to keep everyone safe and protected”. See the story on WMUR!