Every hour 33 women die of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. An estimated 385,000 women die annually in childbirth, many from preventable infections. In 2003, District 23 adopted the...
Boxes of Love
Boxes of Love are put together to assist victims of Domestic Violence to assist when fleeing a volatile situation.
Breast Care Cushions
The first provides Zonta Breast Care Cushions to women having breast surgery. The cushions provide comfort in the post-operative phase. Cushions are supplied to most hospitals in each Area. Distribution in hospitals is by Breast Care Nurses…
Spreading the Reading Bug
Promoting and advocating for books to be read at home, encouraging parents to support early literacy as an important part of their child's development. Through broad community involvement of donated books, the Club distributes free pre-loved books to children from ages of birth to twelve years.
A one year STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) scholarship is offered to a Year 12 female student at Gawler & District College, Trinity College and Xavier College to assist with the additional costs associated with her studies.
This project provides opportunities for senior and isolated women in the local community to experience art through active participation on workshops, in partnership with the Gawler Community House. Additionally, women in aged care are provided with opportunities to engage in conversations about works of art, explore ideas and stimulate interaction in support of well being and care of senior women.
Women of Achievement
This program celebrates the achievements of local women and young women through a biennial award. Three categories are celebrated: Visionary Leader; Mentor; and Community Worker with an award in each category for both women and young women.
In addition to our specific Zonta projects, we are involved with other Gawler Service Clubs in hosting and organising the International Women's Day breakfast, the Australia Day Breakfast, Gawler Reconciliation Fun day and we have several Club members who have trained as volunteers at the Haven, Gawler's Women's Information Service.