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 prepared lunch for the recent 4th annual Special Olympics Kevin Payne Swim Meet at the YMCA in Brockville.
In the same month May Court members participated in a Pub Paint night. Half the proceeds went to May Court charitable efforts..
In April May Court members donated $25,226 to the community. This all happened within two weeks.
And to top it all off an email was sent to the members requesting their help. One of the members was too ill to prepare her meals, would it be possible to set up a schedule to help her. Within a couple of hours the schedule was filled with others on stand by. Now that is the definition of COMMUNITY!