To kick-off the 16 days of activism, the Zonta Club of Hilo hosted an event to say thank you (mahalo) to organizations within their community that help to prevent domestic violence and violence against women and girls all year long.
Members invited the prosecuting attorney, his staff, a representative from the mayors office, local police and fire crews and workers at agencies like DFS and others to come and have some food and learn about our Zonta Says No campaign.
They also created a business card with tips for the holidays to help prevent stress and provide information and resources available within our community and included our Zonta Says NO ribbon. Also at the event were displayed a shoe tree with each pair of shoes representing someone in the community who lost their life from domestic violence. The goal was to thank the community, increase awareness about our campaign, Zonta Says No and to provide encouragement and empowerment as we enter the holiday season.