The Coos Bay Area Zonta Club is pleased to once again distribute funds for school supplies to schools in Coos County. The Little Red School House project began in 1998 in response to the expressed needs of area schools to provide basic school supplies to low-income students. The program has changed over the years to suit the needs of the six Coos County school districts served by the project.
Fundraising has been hampered this year by COVID-19. Through a partnership with Rotary, the Coos Bay Area Zonta Service Foundation received a generous $ 5,000 award from the Coos Rotary Foundation. The award doubled club funds and enabled Zonta to distribute $ 11,270 to 14 schools in Coos County. The funds, once all distributed, will reach approximately 4,000 primary and primary school students as well as students at the Alternative Youth Activities Center and the ARK Project in Coos County. Scott Cooper, Executive Director of AYA, said: “At AYA, we are always grateful to Zonta, who manages to fill the gaps in our non-profit school to help our at-risk students.
For more information on Zonta Club membership or to donate to the Coos Bay Area Zonta Service Foundation, visit www.zontacoosbayarea.org. Currently, club meetings are held on Zoom. Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals who empower women around the world through service and advocacy.