Zara's Connection Club

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Zara's Connection Club (ZCC) was founded by Jenna Brown (pictured), a student at Riverdale Country School in NY. ZCC has three goals: 

  1. To educate members of the community about Zimbabwe's history and current events in the country.

  2. To establish connections (via video and email) between Riverdale students and young adults at Zara's Center.

  3. To raise funds and gather donations of most-needed items to send to Zara's Center.

Recent Projects

November 2020

ZCC created an Amazon wish list for Zara's Center and encouraged members of their school and extended community to purchase items. The initiative provided 59 pairs of new shoes and 126 reusable masks for our kids.

May 2021

ZCC created another wish list and held a clothing drive at Riverdale. The group gathered donated items worth a total of $845 for the children at Zara's Center. 

Art/Learning/Recreation

    • 100+ Books

    • 24 packs of playing cards

    • 10 pairs of headphones

    • 4 soccer balls

    • 1 Pack of Construction Paper

    • 1 box of Colored Pencils

Clothing

    • 50 Winter Hats

    • 36 Pairs of Gloves

    • 7 Pairs of Socks

    • 6 Sweatshirts/Sweaters

    • 3 Winter coats

    • 3 Winter vests

    • 2 Pairs of shoes

Hygiene

    • 224 Toothbrushes

    • 48 bottles of hand sanitizer

    • 24 Tubes of Toothpaste

    • 24 bars of soap

Kids showing off their new shoes and posing for a thank you photo.

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Kids showing off their donated masks

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Trying on the new shoes

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Kids showing off their new shoes and posing for a thank you photo.

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