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Zonta’s ‘Got Milk?’ drive scores for F.I.S.H.

By Staff | Dec 22, 2010

Zonta members have "Got Milk?" for F.I.S.H. Pictured from left is Ellen Strobel, Lynne Campean, Karen Storjohann, Barbara Cooley and Lynn Ridlehoover.

Last week, we reported on the successful drive by the San-Cap Kiwanis Club to help stock the F.I.S.H. pantry over the holidays, garnering an amazing 402 boxes of cereal collected by Kiwanis members, including a matching grant from the Sanibel Captiva Community Bank.

Cereal needs milk, so Kiwanian Tom Louwers contacted the Zonta Club of Sanibel Captiva’s SWOTI (Serving Women on the Islands) team… and magic happened!

The SWOTI service team counts F.I.S.H. among its island projects, and creative minds came up with a mini campaign based on the renowned “Got Milk?” ads to match the challenge from the Kiwanis.

At the Zonta club’s annual holiday dinner, held on Dec. 13 at the Captiva Island Yacht Club, partygoers were invited to contribute to the cause. Zontians and their “mates and dates” responded with typical island generosity. When all the checks and dollar bills were counted, the team came up with a staggering $1,041 for the purchase of fresh milk and other necessities to accompany the cereal haul.

“We were happy to come up with this spontaneous response to the challenge from the Kiwanis,” said Zontian Lynn Ridlehoover. “F.I.S.H. is such a good cause and their help for islanders is needed now more than ever.”

For information on Zonta, visit www.zontasancap.com or www.zonta.org.