Zonta Club of Fort Wayne raises funds for charitable community work

| December 4, 2013
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Special to Frost Illustrated
Courtesy of the Zonta Club of Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE–On Nov. 14, the Zonta Club of Fort Wayne hosted its Annual Holiday Auction Fundraiser at the Holiday Inn at IPFW and the Coliseum. The emcee for the evening was Curtis Smith, chief meteorologist at Indiana’s News Center.

The Zonta Club is a member of Zonta International whose mission is to advance the status of women world-wide through service and advocacy.

The organization will use monies from the event to support its local projects such as:

• Quilts for Tots, which are quilts donated to the students in the Head Start Program at East Wayne Street Center;

• The Allen County Drug Court, a program which helps first-time offenders get their lives back on track; The Light of the Cross Outreach Ministries, which assist citizens of Fort Wayne with items that cannot be purchased with subsistence, and

• At the Table, a weekly meal program at Gethsemane Lutheran Church.

Attendees gather at the recent Holiday Auction Fundraiser, an annual event put on by the Zonta Club of Fort Wayne to help support its local projects. (Courtesy photo)

Attendees gather at the recent Holiday Auction Fundraiser, an annual event put on by the Zonta Club of Fort Wayne to help support its local projects. (Courtesy photo)

Monies also support its Zonta Says, “NO,” to Violence Against Women Campaign. The club is collecting toiletries to support a women’s shelter in the community as well as speaking out against violence against women.Zonta Club of Fort Wayne President Dr. Deborah Godwin-Starks said, “I am humbled by the commitment of this organization to service and advocacy in the greater Fort Wayne Community and the world at-large.”

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