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's recent Fall Fashion Show raised $21,000 to aid nutrition in Leeds and Grenville Counties schools.
Dozens of models and hard work by volunteers produced the silent and live auction and a runway show of men's and women's fall styles from Brockville retail stores. Restaurants contributed hors d'oeuvres, and local merchants and generous contributors added auction items.
All proceeds from May Court's Thrift Shop and projects such as the 2023 fashion event stay in the community for good causes such as child nutrition and medical/dental needs for adults and children.
Since 1959 May Court Brockville has contributed more than $3,500,000 to support a wide range of causes throughout the two counties.