Fundraising is a central part of the May Court Club's activities, and we're proud to have been a member of the volunteer fundraising community in Niagara since 1935. Today, more than eighty years later, it's still true that many vital projects and programs in the region depend on access to funding raised by volunteer organizations focused on local needs.
Over the years, the Club has raised funds for 175 causes that support women and children, health and nutrition. Sometimes, funding is needed for just one year, but the Club has regularly contributed much-needed funding to specific causes over many years. At times, the Club has successfully partnered with other local fundraising groups to maximize the impact we can have on major community initiatives.
The Club has at least two major fundraising events each year. In 2017 these events are:
- Ladies Who Lunch...And Shop! a public invitation lunch and fashion showcase, takes place in April - next year it's on Sunday April 8, 2017
- A Christmas to Remember, raising funds through a public raffle of decorated Christmas Trees and other seasonal items in Fairview Mall, dates to be announced
Both events are initiated, organized and delivered by May Court members whose efforts are fully rewarded when the money raised is distributed in grant form to community programs. The Club also gratefully acknowledges the importance of event participants, sponsors, donors, business participants and MCC Friends: our events thrive thanks to their support, contributions and enthusiasm.
The Club is responsive to fundraising proposals within its remit, and welcomes women who want to help us raise money either as a Club member or simply as a Friend.
MAY COURT RAISES FUNDS
In 2016, the May Court Club distributed over $28,000 to seventeen organizations in Niagara serving women and children, health and nutrition.
The May Court Club
Ladies Who Lunch...And Shop Committee 2017 meets to plan this year's major fundraiser.