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 Brockville recently voted $24,900 to groups and individuals in the community.
From Cycling Without Age to the Brockville General Hospital, the amounts ranged from $1,000 to $3,061. Individuals with medical and dental needs also benefited. In total, six organizations and six individuals will get aid.
Three times a year members vote funds, gathered for the most part from Thrift Shop profits. All of May Court’s money stays in the community.