Local organization fills pantries and hearts of two single-mother families Posted: December 03, 2012

Zonta: a Sioux Indian word for honesty and trustworthiness.

These two words are the founding principles behind Zonta International. Established in 1919, Zonta International consists of executives and professionals that join forces to enhance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. There are more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs across the globe fulfilling a mission of protecting the rights of women by providing health as well as educational, legal, political and professional opportunities.

We at OLHSA can relate to this important mission. OLHSA offers support in medical, nutritional and financial management, as well as home ownership and energy education. Through our various programs, OLHSA commits itself to assisting low-income women in becoming more self-sufficient members of society.

Zonta Club of Troy-South Oakland recently reached out to OLHSA and adopted two single-mother families for the Thanksgiving holiday. They donated a full basket of food to both of the families, which included a turkey, potatoes, dinner rolls, green beans and everything else needed to complete a traditional Thanksgiving family dinner.

The act of giving and kindness does not end here. Over the upcoming Christmas holiday, Zonta Club of Troy-South Oakland plans to adopt two families and supply their holiday needs and wishes.

We would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to Zonta Club of Troy-South Oakland for their generosity toward our friends and neighbors during this holiday season. If you would like more information about the work Zonta Club of Troy-South Oakland does for women in our community, click here.


OLHSA and Zonta Thanksgiving