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A. Weinberg Projects

Zonta Club of Hilo has been taking part in the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Weinberg Friends Program for 18 years.  When we finish this year’s project in April, the sweat equity of Hilo Zontians will have brought $180,000 to non-profit organizations in ou r
community. Each year, at least 25 Zontians work on a service project. When we complete it, Weinberg Foundation gives $10,000 to a non-profit of our choice.   Here’s the history:

2016 - Back again to Child and Family Services Domestic Violence Shelter.
Our club helped the shelter with a new family area, providing a book and DVD library.
We also created a outside seating area for moms to sit while watching their kids.
We packed 100 hygiene packs to give to families coming into the shelter. $10,000 to Hale Ohana.
2015 -  Zonta worked with Neighborhood Place of Puna to create a fun Haloween event for the families of Puna. Our club created healthy snacks, crafts and had costumes to give for the holiday.
NPP serves the Puna families and provides services for them. $10,000 to NPP.

2014 - Neighborhood Place of Puna. Once again we created move-in kits, sewed curtains and painted for this helping service. NPP had moved from its Pahoa location. $10,000 grant went to NPP.
2013 - "Magnificent Me!" A spa day for Hope Services clients, sharing basic hygiene and makeup information, and sharing a clothes rack. A fashion show of moms dressed from the rack had the kids cheering. $10,000 to Hope.
- Hope Services.
Prepared "move-in" packs for five families,
100 useful personal hygiene packs for homeless families; 55 Children's packs that will be given to homeless children by the outreach workers; taught 4 ladies how to sew and assembled their own market shopping bags - $10,000 Grant to Hope Services for permanent housing programs and dental help for women reintegrating back into the work force. More information here...
2011 — Neighborhood Place of Puna. Cleanup/fixup, toiletry packets. — $10,000 Grant  to Neighborhood Place of Puna
2010 — Neighborhood Place of Puna.  Cleanup/fixup; toiletry kits; e ducational posters.  — $10,000 Grant To Neighborhood Place of Puna to help clients meet basic needs
2009 — Hale Ohana Domestic Abuse Shelter.  Cleanup/fix up, inside and out; toiletry kits. — $10,000 Grant To Hale Ohana for site prep and purchase of 40-foot storage container
2008 — Hale Ohana Domestic Abuse Shelter.  Cleanup/fix up, inside and out; toiletry kits. — $10,000 Grant To Hale Ohana for security & sanitation projects
2007 — YWCA of Hawaii Island. Cleanup/fix up inside and out.  — $10,000 Grant To Goodwill Industries for vocational rehab computer equipment
2006 — Neighborhood Place of Puna. Cleanup/fixup and toiletry packets for families in need.  — $10,000 Grant To Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council for leadership development among young women
2005 — East Hawaii Coalition for the Homeless. Make and install rods/curtains for 32 windows at emergency shelter; prove hygiene kits; cleaning; gardening; food donations — $10,000 Grant To Child & Family Service for playground equipment at domestic abuse shelter
2004 — Hilo Bay Clinic breast health awareness packets; week and trim gardens — $10,000 Grant To Big Island Coalition Against Physical and Sexual Assault
2003 — Hawaii Island Adult Care. Cleaning, newsletter work, gardening — $10,000 Grant To Turning Point for Families to assist victims of domestic violence
2002 — Hilo Bay Clinic, collating, painting, garden work, home deliveries — $10,000 Grant To Hawaii County Police/Hawaii Alliance for Community Health for brochure/card on domestic violence safe place.
2001 — UH Komohana Ag Complex, clean, organize; weed & plant native & sustainable         garden — $10,000 Grant To Sex Abuse Resource & Advocacy Services  (SARAS) of Kapiolani Medical Center
2000 — American Heart Association. Prepared information packets. Staffed table at the mall to distribute info about AHA’s Women’s Health Conference — $10,000 Grant To Bay Clinic
1999 — Hoolako, the Interfaith Clearinghouse. Sorted clothes and household items for distribution to agencies — $10,000 Grant To Hoolako

Tonya Ozone,
May 7, 2012, 11:37 AM