Zonta of Southern Ocean County Hosts a Meet and Greet Plus Bunco

Mar 21, 2019

The Zonta Club of Southern Ocean County is a local chapter of Zonta International, a global nonprofit service organization whose mission is to improve the lives of women. ZCSOC is actively seeking members who are passionate about helping women and families. If you are interested in learning more about ZCSOC, there will be a Meet and Greet on Saturday, March 30, from 2 to 4 p.m.  at the Little Egg Harbor branch of the Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Rd. Come to the library to learn more about this local club, and you will be given a ticket to enter a drawing for a Neutrogena gift basket.

ZCSOC supports many local charities including women’s shelters, safe houses, family services and several nonprofits by organizing fundraising events throughout the year. One such event is the popular monthly Bunco, held at John and Sonia’s Luncheonette, 978 Radio Rd. in Little Egg Harbor, on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, March 26, a monthly Bunco fundraiser starts in Manahawkin at the Stafford Community Center, 775 East Bay Ave., and will be held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The cost to participate in Bunco is $15 at the door. There are cash prizes, a 50/50 drawing and a basket raffle, plus free snacks and beverages.  No previous Bunco experience is needed!

The ZCSOC also directly supports women and families in need through other projects, including assembling “first night” kits for women entering safe houses in Ocean County. These kits contain much-needed personal care items such as toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, soap, etc. Additionally, Zonta members provide “cuddle kits” and holiday gift bags for children of any age who reside with their mothers in these shelters. Cuddle kits contain homemade blankets (crocheted or knitted by several club members), books and stuffed animals for the younger children, plus hats and gloves during the winter months. —P.J.

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