Projects and Services

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Annual Birthday Party​
– Every year we throw a themed party for the children attending Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chatham Kent.

Zontians at the 2019 Big Brothers Big Sisters Party

Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre Donations
– We have a long standing commitment to supporting the needs of the Women’s Centre and volunteering for various events they hold.

Head of the Service Committee, Linda Corrente and President Joyce Reissner present a cheque to the Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre. Received by Karen Hunter.

International Women’s Day/Zonta Rose Day
– The past two years we have handed out roses to various organizations throughout the city who do amazing things for local women and children and to the women staying at the CK Women’s Centre. Loads of Love donates the vases so the women have a special place for their roses.
– 2019 some members volunteered at the women’s day luncheon at the Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre.

Current President Joyce Reissner and former member Andrea cut the cake for the 2019 International Women’s Day luncheon at the CK Women’s Centre.

Zonta Park
– We are the caretakers of the downtown Chatham green space, Zonta Park, located on King Street by the Retro Suites Hotel.

Zonta booth set up in front of the Zonta Park at Retro Fest 2018.

Youth Sports Team Sponsorship
– Zonta Club of CK annually sponsors a girls soccer team.

OFSAA Team Sponsorship
– In 2018, we sponsored the Chatham Kent Secondary School girls hockey team for their all-Ontario Championship (OFSAA) tournament.

CK Health Alliance Equipment Donations

Literacy Projects
– Our Purses with a Purpose event is a fundraising collaboration we do with the Chatham Kent Public Library. Funds from this event go towards books and other learning tools to help local women.

Ladies browse the purses at our 2018 Purses with a Purpose Library fundraising event.

Zonta Says NO
– Zonta says NO to violence against women and girls worldwide campaign. Please visit the link to learn more about this global project:

Chatham Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre
– We have committed ourselves to helping the Chatham Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre in their mission to support local women 16 and up who have experienced the impact of sexual assault / harassment / abuse.
24 Hour Crisis Line: 519-354-8688

President Joyce Reissner and head of Service Committee Linda Corrente present a cheque to Michelle Schryer for the Chatham Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre.

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence – Emergency Department in Hospital
– In 2018 we took on the role of replenishing clothing for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence who need to leave their clothing at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance for evidence. A massive thank you to Joe Fresh and Penningtons Chatham for all of their donations.