The club also organized a project in which it collected 11 hampers for the 11 beds between Daria House and Emma Project, programs of Nia Ending Violence. The hampers include 11 gifts, which will be presented to the women on Christmas Day. Though they will spend the day safe and cared for, they will away from their families.
At its November meeting, the Zonta Club of London II hosted Heather Harvey from Nia Ending Violence, an organization that delivers cutting-edge services to end violence against women and children. Harvey spoke about the history off feminist-centered refuges in the U.K. that started in the 1970s and were the first of their kind in the world.
In addition to the hampers for Nia Ending Violence, the club packed 77 care packs for Hestia Refuge, in cooperation with the Elk Bar and Kiwis in London.
Along with enthusiastic club members who attended the packing party, somw Kiwi and Aussie girls also helped. Each package contained soap, shampoo and conditioner, body wash, toothbrush, toothpaste and deodorant.