Coffee Meetings Accomplishments and Results
The Zonta Club of Charleston is very proud of our coffee meetings. They have been bringing organizations together and networking has become a big part of it. We have recently been given the following examples of success stories as a result of our coffees:
- Sarah Finklestein with National Council for Jewish Women made contact with Dr. Michael DiNicola of Berkley County Schools. They met and she deliver 4,000 of her domestic violence prevention posters with signs of abuse and contact numbers for victims to call and rack cards to be displayed in every school in Berkley County.
- Liz Schwartz, our newest Zontian, has connected with Goodwill Industries and the company will be taking her therapy dolls and her business to the next level.
- Pastor Jim Weathers from Cathedral of Praise contacted Diana Bogart, our Coffee Chair, for a legal referral for a woman in his church. This woman makes too much to qualify for legal aid, but needs assistance getting an attorney to fight her husband in divorce and child custody hearing. In trying to help her find resources, it has come to our attention that if a woman does not meet the threshold for legal aid she does not have many options to her without money. Women are going to family members for financial help, re-financing homes, representing themselves, declaring bankruptcy and going in debt. Our next coffee on December 9th will be on legal resources.