Advocacy and Service

Volunteers from Aloha Diaper Bank and members of Zonta Club of Leilehua gather behind tables of bundled diapers for distribution.

We Help Near and Far

From helping families with young children in our area to gathering supplies for countries impacted by natural disasters, from raising money to getting our hands dirty, Zonta Club of Leilehua is here to serve our community.

Empowering Women

The Zonta Club of Leilehua (ZCL) donated $500.00 to Making Waves Films LLC, to support the completion of I OF THE WATER: THE UNWRITTEN LIFE OF SIA FIGIEL. This feature documentary illustrates the connections between abuse, food addiction, depression, and suicide through the story of acclaimed Samoan American writer Sia Figiel. Her work shines a light on the often-silenced experiences of Pacific Islander girls.

Kimberlee Bassford, Director/Producer/Writer (center) accepts
check from Tracey Parker Keni, President (left) and Karen Foissotte, Past Governor

Domestic Violence Advocacy

This display is a visual representation of victims of domestic violence, mostly women and girls. Red shoes equate to violence that resulted in the victim’s death.

Club members prepare to bundle diapers for the Aloha Diaper Bank at a "wrap party."

Aloha Diaper Bank

The Zonta Club of Leilehua volunteered at an Aloha Diaper Bank “Wrap Party.” From a full palette, members made 25-diaper bundles for distribution.

Moms On a Mission Hawai’i established the Aloha Diaper Bank in 2018, after learning that 1 in 3 families are unable to afford diapers for their babies and that most subsidized assistance programs do not cover the cost of diapers. Aloha Diaper Bank is a member of the National Diaper Bank Network.

Disaster Relief

Every year, parts of the US and countries all over the world suffer from natural and man-made disasters. In those times, we endeavor to provide support to organizations responding to crises.

Amelia Earhart

One ongoing project is our commitment to ensuring the plaque memorializing pilot Amelia Earhart is in good condition for the many visitors to the Diamond Head Lookout outside Waikiki.

Plaque reads:
Amelia Earhart
First person to fly alone from Hawaii to North America
January 11, 1935


Zonta Club of Leilehua proudly serves participants at the water stop each year of the event. Ours is just one of many held across the world to raise funds for breast cancer research.

Participants move passed the water stop staffed by Zonta Club of Leilehua members.

Small Business

Sometimes those who could use some empowerment are right in front of us. This was true of our club when we responded to Zontian Marie Cassel, owner of Sweet Marie’s, dream of her own food truck. The pictured grill is a step toward that goal.

We’ve also hosted a virtual seminar, “Five Money Questions for Women.” Keep an eye on our Facebook page for events that we may host or recommend.


Begun in 2001, LUNAFEST is “the very first traveling film festival featuring films by women, about women.” We are proud to be a part of the advancement of women in film by hosting screenings.

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