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 Club Brockville members voted $27,317.34 to community funding at the club’s January meeting.
The funds are raised from the club’s Thrift Shop, a 2018 fashion show, and from “100 Women Who Care.” Women Who Care listened to May Court’s recent meaningful request and designated $10,600 to the club’s efforts with visual and dental needs of individuals in the community.
Major funding went to Brockville Music Festival, 30-Hour Telethon, Athens Food Bank, Rideau-St. Lawrence Science Fair, Art Indeed. Eleven individual requests were for vision and dental care.
May Court distributes financial assistance three times annually. All monies stay in the community.