Hygiene Kits made by Cindy Weir

On Monday, November 27, 2023, Zonta club members gathered at City Hall and were joined by City of Owen Sound staff and others, including city Mayor Ian Boddy and Deputy Mayor Scott Greig, to recognize International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  Deputy Mayor Scott Greig welcomed attendees, providing opening remarks as the Zonta Flag was presented by the Zontians of Owen Sound as part of the campaign to End Violence Against Women and Girls. Deputy Mayor Greig highlighted some of the work of the club and noted the international importance of Zonta as well.  Club President Barb Fedy then spoke to the 16 Days of Advocacy for the “Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women and Girls” campaign, where Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.

Attendees were thanked for their commitment, Zonta of Owen Sound appreciates the support and allyship to improve the lives of women and girls and help achieving equity overall.

December 2023 Meeting: Membership Chair Cindy Weir used her time and energy to sew 50 cloth bags that were used at our December 2023 meeting to assemble hygiene kits.  

The Hygiene Kits and additional undergarments and personal items were distributed to the Comfort closet at GBRHC, to the Withdrawal Management at GBRHC, as well as to various units on Floor 4 at the hospital. Additional bags were delivered to Safe N’ Sound for vulnerable women in their programs.

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