Each year, the Zonta International Foundation provides more than $1 million for programs and projects that benefit thousands of women around the world. According to Zonta.org, ZIF “helps women and girls overcome gender barriers to educational and professional advancement; provides opportunities for women to earn higher wages and achieve economic independence; ensures that women and children have access to quality, affordable health care; and strives to end violence against women while helping survivors rebuild their lives.”
The Zonta Club of Denver is an active branch of the organization. Each year, they award service grants to local non-profits that work to empower women and girls. At a February 9 ceremony, Work Options for Women was one of three organizations awarded as a recipient for a grant. WOW will use the $7,000 grant for a training program introducing new participants to kitchen basics and food safety regulations, preparing the women for the more advanced training they receive throughout the program.
WOW is extremely grateful for the support of Zonta, and our students give them a big “THANK YOU!”