Brockville May Court Club members at their October meeting voted $15,650.98 to support good works in the community.
This amount is in addition to annual contribution of $25,740 already budgeted.
All monies stay in the community and are raised mostly through sales at the May Court Thrift Shop, located at 75 King St. W., in historic downtown Brockville.
Funding requests are voted three times a year: October, January and April. This month Special Olympics, Pathfinders and Rangers, Meals-on-Wheels and Weekender meals for school children were major recipients. May Court also funds special needs for disabled, dental and eye requests.
Nutrition needs are a special concern. Annual funding goes to food banks, Loaves&Fishes and school nutrition programs.
May Court members voted at their October meeting to give $30,481.80 to community projects.
The largest portion goes to seven nutrition and food organizations in the Leeds Grenville area--$24,400. The money helps food banks and school meal programs.
Also on the list are Special Olympics, a music concert and individual dental and mobility needs. May Court is mandated to spend its money within the community.
May Court Brockville raises most of its money from its Thrift Shop at 75 King Street West in downtown Brockville. Members volunteer to work in the shop which sells gently used clothing, books and small household items, open 6 days a week.
A recent fashion show raised more than $13,700.
Three times a year members vote to direct the club’s dollars.