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Service & Advocacy

  • October 12, 2017 – Laramie Zonta Club members participated in the SAFE Project’s annual Silent Witness Candlelight Vigil which honors those who have lost their lives to domestic violence in Albany County.
  • June 7, 2017 – Laramie Zonta Club members assembled 50 care bags with toiletries and comfort items for distribution to women served by Climb Wyoming, the SAFE Project, Interfaith Good Samaritan, the Laramie Police Department, and Ivinson Hospital.
  • March 23, 2017: the March monthly meeting was a work session to organize Suited for Success collection of professional clothing which assists local low income women with job interview and work apparel.
  • December 10-11, 2016: Holiday Open House at the Ivinson Mansion/Laramie Plains Museum. Zontians served cookies and refreshments to 814 guests in 6 hours. This year marked the 50th anniversary of the museum!
  • 2016 Service Dollars were awarded to the Laramie SAFE Project, Climb Wyoming, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Laramie Reproductive Health
  • December 13 & 14, 2014. Holiday Open House, Laramie Plains Museum. Zontians please bring 2 dozen cookies to Mary Mountain at the Carriage House at the Laramie Plains Museum any afternoon, December 9-12. Remember to sign up to serve as hostess during the Open House. Contact Mary Mountain for more information.
  • December 7, 2014. Laramie Zontians will ring bells to support the local Salvation Army in its effort to raise money to provide services to low income families in Laramie. Contact Patty Butler for more information.
  • March 31, 2015. Free public screening of In Plain Sight – a movie about human trafficking. Program begins at 6:30 PM at the Albany County Public Library meeting room. For additional information visit www.inplainsitefilm.com

Suited for Success
Suited for Success Clothing Bank is a service project that was begun by the club in 2006 with the intention of providing suitable clothing for job interviews to low income women in the community. That project is thriving today. Zonta partners with ClimbWyoming to ensure that their graduates have suitable attire for their first professional interview. Suited for Success has had many homes over the years and is currently housed in the Elks Lodge building. For information about making a donation or viewing the clothing, contact Elaine Schumaker at ejschu@nullearthlink.net. Suitable clothing donations to Suited for Success include professional clothing that is in good condition, clean and pressed, or dry-cleaned. Items should not be more than 3-5 years old unless they are a classic style and color. All other clothing donations should be made to Nu2u, Account #2441.