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 approved funds totalling $21,745 to community projects at their January meeting.
Largest single amount, $6,000 went to the Brockville YMCA for teen and after school programs.
Twelve individuals with dental, hearing and mobility needs received a total of $12,995.
Brockville Music Festival and the 30-hour Telethon were voted $750 and $2,000 respectively.
Most of the money is raised at the club’s May Court Thrift Shop located at 75 King street west in historic downtown Brockville. Volunteers staff the shop on weekdays; students are employed on weekends and in summer.
All of May Court’s funds stay in the community.