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.
Among recent money grants to area organizations, was a cheque for $1775 to Interval House. A valued "thank you" came back to May Court:
"The money from the May Court grant means that the clients we serve in our children’s department will have access to therapeutic and recreational activities through our “After the Rain” kids club this upcoming summer. This allows for women and children to be connected to a children’s worker, talk about and heal from their experiences of abuse and create communities of people that they can relate to. The May Court grant gives us the opportunity to empower children and youth and give them the tools to set boundaries and understand their emotions in a fun supportive environment. Leeds and Grenville Interval House is so thankful for the support of the May Court grant, and we are excited to start our programming!