Welcome to Soroptimist of Zanesville
To improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.
Why Women and Girls?
Soroptimist means "best for women" and that's what we strive to be—an organization of women at their best helping other women to be
their best. As a volunteer organization of business and professional women we feel uniquely qualified to help women and girls live their
It's true that both men and women live in poverty, face discrimination and must overcome obstacles. But throughout history—in every
country in the world—women and girls face additional obstacles and discrimination solely because of their gender.
Violence Against Women - Transitions
Soroptimist International of Zanesville members annually volunteer to revitalize and renovate rooms at Transitions,
the local women's shelter. These renovations provide a more pleasant, safe, and home-like ambiance for women and children.
Soroptimist Dental Health Project Since 1942
In 1942, Soroptimist of Zanesville saw the need to help students' dental health. Students were missing
school with toothaches. Since dental health affects academic success,
Soroptimist initiated the program with funds, partnering with Zanesville
Board of Education. At first sending students to local dentist for treatment,
the program evolved to a mobile dental unit with treatment available to all
recommended students in the Zanesville City Schools.
Presently, SIZ purchase supplies for the mobile dental unit plus toothbrushes and dental
floss for the dental education. Treatment is provided in the mobile dental unit at the
schools. The Soroptimist annual Pecan sales uses these fund to help with the supply
purchases. Each year 200-300 students are treated for dental health issues and dental
education is available to all students in the Zanesville City Schools. This is something
to smile about!