Zonta Club Service and Advocacy Projects
Each year the Zonta Club of Fredericksburg, TX provides scholarships to women in Gillespie County and its adjourning counties (Blanco, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, and Mason) for college or other training to enhance their professional opportunities.
See our Scholarship & Awards page for Applications.
Adopt a Family
Each Christmas the Zonta Club of Fredericksburg, TX donates money to the
Hill Country Needs Council, which selects several needy families to receive food and
gifts at Christmas. Our sponsored Girl Scout Units goes out to purchase, wrap and
deliver the food and gifts.
Relay 4 Life
The Beat Goes On at Hondo’s raising funds for the Relay for Life team
Each April and May the Zonta Club of Fredericksburg works for the American Cancer Society through Gillespie County Relay for Life by:
1 - Having a fundraiser, "The Beat Goes On" conducted two nights
at Hondos on Main. One night is for adult musicians and the other night
is for the youth of the community to perform.
2 - Participates by organizing the relay in the gymnasium at FHS.
Throughout the year the Zonta Club of Fredericksburg collects clothing toiletries, etc., for
the Grace Center of Fredericksburg. We are excited that the Sun Porch will be named in our
honor at their new location.
Our club donates money to schools chosen by our Literacy Committee for the schools to purchase computers. printers, books, and other supplies.
Not only does our club regularly provide food to the Fredericksburg Food Pantry, but our members donate their time working at the Pantry.
During the school year, the Zonta Club of Fredericksburg sponsors the Fredericksburg
and surrounding areas Girl Scout Unit where we act as Unit Leaders, Troop Leaders, attend
meetings and providing support as needed.
We Can Camaroon
In Camaroon orphans go hungry at times when the garden and orchard they planted have no produce. At other times, they have such an abundance that the fruit rots on the ground. Too hard to sell it because everyone around them also has an abundance. The girls at the Trade Center are excited to be taught another occupation that could lead to a viable business, and they even look
forward to building their own canning company at the Center. We supply the villages with all of the supplies to can as well as the boil pots and tongs.
Days For Girls in Africa
“Days For Girls” organization, founded in 2008 by Executive Director Celeste Mergen,
was able to open our eyes to their vision for every girl and woman in the world to have
access to quality sustainable hygiene and health. Their mission in making and dispersing
Days for Girls Kits is to create a more dignified, humane and sustainable world for girls
through advocacy, reproductive health awareness, education and sustainable feminine
hygiene, because no girl should go without. The Days for Girls kits serve 100+ countries
and they have reached over 400,000 girls to date.