OUR CLUB – 2022-2024 Projects
WESTERN WOMEN’S SHELTER – Toiletry Bags / Shoe Boxes of Love / Shopping Vouchers
Ongoing provision of 100 bags to women seeking shelter from domestic violence from CDVS Western Region and Aboriginal Family Support Services Olga Fudge Lodge. Shopping Vouchers for clients to purchase emergency groceries or clothing, The handmade and filled toiletry bags, the shoe boxes and the vouchers promote understanding of issues relating to health, self-esteem and provide a starting point to help clients to get started on a new beginning.
FOOD for THOUGHT
Our club was fortunate to be one of only three clubs in Australia to be awarded a Centenary Grant by Zonta International during Zonta International’s Centenary Year to fund this project. This project was initially run in 2019 as a pilot project ‘Cooking on a Budget’ in partnership with the Zahra Foundation that was established to address the financial abuse and disadvantage often experienced by women and children affected by domestic and family violence.
In 2021 we produced a cookbook that features many of the recipes.
This year, in a further development to the program, it is continuing under its own name at 19 on Green, the Bowden Brompton Community Centre.
BUILDING RESILIENCE THROUGH SEWINGAND ENGAGEMENT
This new project was established in response to interest from participants in the Food for Thought Program who indicated an interest in learning to do some basic sewing, especially repairs and alterations.
Young Women in Public Affairs Award
This is one of the Awards offered by Zonta International to which we contribute. This Award recognizes young women, ages 16-19, who demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.
DISTRICT 23 PROJECTS
BIRTHING KITS – Women’s health in Developing Countries
Birthing Kits are a District 23 Project and Adelaide Flinders has traditionally supported this project with workshops. These kits are packaged and sent to third world countries for women to have clean birthing conditions. The Club continues our commitment to this hands-on service project and retains our relationship with Walford Anglican School for Girls and St Joseph’s Education Centre where we regularly conduct session to assemble these cushions.
Providing comfort to Women in post-operative care
Adelaide Flinders has been integral in starting the project in SA, and in the project being nominated as a District 23 project. Our club provides breast cushions in bulk to our allocated hospitals (QEH, Calvary, Western Community, Mt Gambier), Cancer Council, and personal requests. They are made and offered to women in hospitals undergoing Breast surgery. Our annual production is 250-300 per year. The major cost is material (sourced when on sale), and most filling used is donated. Since 2002, we have made & given over 5,200 breast cushions to women after breast cancer surgery.