provided to The Santiva Chronicle
Since 2002, Zonta’s home tour “Peek at the Unique,” held annually in March, has raised funds to support area non-profits whose work seeks to empower women and girls. Every year, proceeds have grown, and in the past 19 year Zonta has given out over $1 million in grants, culminating in $140,000 from the 2019 event, distributed in January, 2020.
After regretfully cancelling the 2020 “Peek” just days before it was to take place, Zonta is now working on a re-imagined and socially-distanced event for March 2021, while anticipating that the traditional guided tour will return for 2022.
According to fundraising co-chair Judy Langley: “For the coming year, we want to ensure that we keep ‘Peek’ interest alive and provide a unique experience that will offer islanders and visitors the opportunity to support Zonta’s work.”
Mark the calendar for Saturday, March 13, 2021, for a pandemic-observant event which will take place largely online. It will feature a virtual auction of an eclectic and exciting exhibit of re-imagined and traditional furniture and artworks from local artists; in-person appointments with local experts for informal appraisals on antiques, jewelry and collectibles in the style of “Antiques Roadshow”; and opportunities to win prizes.
As always, all proceeds will be awarded in grants through the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida to organizations whose mission of empowerment mirrors Zonta’s own.
For information on all Zonta’s projects, including “Peek Repurposed,” service and advocacy activities, or to donate, visit www.ZontaSanCap.org. Follow Zonta Sanibel-Captiva on Facebook and “like” Zonta Sanibel-Captiva (@zontasancap) on Instagram.