Zontians get active on Small Business Saturday

LIHU‘E — Women need bath towels, hand towels and face towels. Children are needing TV trays and large school supply plastic boxes larger than a shoe box.

These are some of the urgently-needed items from the YWCA Women’s Shelter that the Zonta Club of Kaua‘i will be collecting on Nov. 28 when they appear for the “Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women” campaign from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kukui Grove Center.

“The Zonta Club of Kaua‘i wants to make a difference in the community by giving back and supporting survivors,” said Edie Ignacio Neumiller, the Zonta Area 1 Director/Hawai‘i.

Individuals and community groups wishing to contribute some of these needed items can bring it directly to The Zonta Club of Kaua‘i, or the YWCA of Kaua‘i information tables that will be at the Kukui Grove Center on the Saturday following Black Friday.

The Zonta Club of Kaua‘i is partnering with the YWCA of Kaua‘i, Catholic Charities, the Girl Scouts of Hawaii, the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center, and the Kukui Grove Center in providing resource tables to support the “Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women” campaign. Some of these resources include calls to action that people can support.

Violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive human rights violations and a global epidemic, states The Zonta Club release. It knows no national or cultural barriers and affects millions of women and girls during times of peace, or conflict.

The Nov. 28 campaign that feature new and ongoing actions to end violence against women and girls is part of the Zonta International 16 Days of Activism, and serving the community through Small Business Saturday.

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