Hilo Zontians complete 2-year service project

More than 25 Hilo Zontians and friends spent a morning of service at the shelter. Of course, not all stayed for the photo!

More than 25 Hilo Zontians and friends spent a morning of service at the shelter. Of course, not all stayed for the photo!

During its biennium 2007-09, Zonta Club of Hilo adopted the Hale Ohana Domestic Abuse Shelter in Hilo.  This two year intense service followed two earlier projects at the shelter.  The biennium service included hands-on work at the facility, donating sturdy chairs and other household items, and “Restart Kits” for families forced to start over with no household essentials.

Zonta Club is also provided packs of undergarments for women, boys and girls, since the families often escape with nothing.

The hands on work netted a $10,000 Harry and Jeanette Weinberg grant for the facility.  It is the fourth time in six years that Zontians earned a Weinberg grant for the shelter.

Sherry Bracken reported on it for Hawaii Public Radio.  Listen here :

http://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/news/hawaii/bisle_27.mp3

There was also a story and photos in the Hawaii Tribune Herald here:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/articles/2009/05/24/features/features01.txt

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