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Zonta donates disposable booties to local hospital

By Staff | Apr 23, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Zontians Joyce Ross, left, and Susan Tucker use yardsticks at the SanCap Pak-n-Ship to ensure social distancing while shipping out 300 disposable booties to Lee Memorial Hospital. Pak-n-Ship owner Dustin Dariano donated the cost for shipping the supplies.

After what had been planned as the 19th annual A Peek at the Unique home tour in March, members of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva discovered 300 unused pairs of disposable booties, or overshoes, that had been purchased in case of rain or if a Peek homeowner had requested that attendees wear them.

With the Peek canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus, and appeals being made by hospitals for various items of personal protective equipment, Zonta chose to do the obvious: donate the booties to Lee Memorial Hospital.

Zontians Virginia Jones, Karen Pati, Susan Tucker and Joyce Ross gathered recently at the SanCap Pak-n-Ship to send the parcel – and were delighted when owner Dustin Dariano offered to donate the shipping cost.

The 116-page Peek keepsake booklet, printed prior to the cancellation, is available at the SanCap Pak-n-Ship, at 2422 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel. Anyone who supported the Peek is invited to pick up a copy while they last; they are also available at the Qwik Pack & Ship, at 1456 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

“The Peek booklet is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the many businesses and individuals who provide sponsorships and other types of donation, making the Peek one of the most successful events in island history,” Jones said. “We really want the books in circulation so that people can choose to support these generous businesses, learn about Zonta, and thank individual donors.”

The booklet is also at www.zontasancap.com. It contains information about Zonta and the grants that the club, through its foundation, makes annually to area non-profits whose work empowers women.

For more information about the island club, visit www.zontasancap.com or follow Zonta Sanibel-Captiva on Facebook or on Instagram at @zontasancap.