Zonta Fashion Frenzy is fundraising event and offers a venue for local designers and businesses to showcase their talents, craft, and delights in a way that encourages the community to “Think, Act, and Buy Local.”
Fashion Frenzy puts the club’s mission into action by creating a venue for local designers and businesses to showcase their talents and products in a way that encourages the community to “Think, Act, and Buy Local.” It also seeks to the next generation to follow their passion for fashion and art.
Hilo Zontians recognize the fashion and art renaissance across Hawai‘i and hope to spotlight the amazing talent on Hawai‘i Island and throughout the State.
Funds Raised Support Local Service Projects
Event proceeds go to the Zonta Club of Hilo Foundation to support local service projects that empower women and girls including:
- The Club’s “Pay it Forward” program, which provides microgrants to women entrepreneurs who are starting up or expanding a small business
- Scholarships and Awards for women and young women wishing to further their education in business, technology, nursing, and public affairs
- Advocacy efforts to end violence against women
We also want to use Fashion Frenzy as a vehicle to promote Hawai‘i Island as an ideal location for designers across the state to manufacture their garments and products. We see real potential for fashion and art to become an economic driver for the islands.