Eight members of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva attended the official kickoff, held March 5 at the Heitman House in downtown Fort Myers, of the 2020 Habitat for Humanity Women Build.
Through its foundation, Zonta has provided a financial grant to the Women Build project for the past four years, and is recognized as a major contributor. Zonta’s mission is to empower women through service, advocacy and funding, so Habitat for Humanity, with its mission of providing decent, safe, affordable housing, is an excellent fit for the club and foundation.
Women Build, launched in 2010, is an annual initiative of Habitat for Humanity International, involving women in the construction or rehabilitation of homes for women and their families. Locally, it is taking place under the auspices of Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, Inc., and this year the goal has been set to raise $360,000 to build three homes.
In early May, members of the club are again expected to roll up their sleeves and form enthusiastic work groups to provide volunteer labor at a Women Build work site.