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 voted $26,711 aid to organizations and individuals at the service club’s January meeting.
Two more funding votes will take place in the coming year. The dollars are raised chiefly through sales at the club’s Brockville Thrift Shop run by volunteers and student employees. All dollars stay in the community.
Eleven persons living in the community needing medical and dental help will benefit. The dental and medical aid totalled $18,361.
Brockville Y, Special Olympics and Brockville General Hospital palliative care received $8,350.