FUNDRAISING

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, especially in the areas of mentalhealth 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 2018 these events are:

  • Ladies Who Lunch And Shop! a public invitation lunch and fashion showcase, takes place in April
  • A Christmas to Remember, raises funds through a public raffle of decorated Christmas Trees and other seasonal items in Fairview Mall. Watch this space for details of our 2018 event. 

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, volunteers and MCC Friends: our events thrive thanks to their support, contributions and enthusiasm.

We're thrilled this year to add two new fundraisers to our strength, thanks to members' suggestions that we were very happy to implement. First, in April, members will begin to volunteer regularly at Delta Bingo sessions, which makes the Club eligible for a portion of the charitable donations disbursed from bingo annually. Secondly, we're looking forward to introducing what we hope will become an annual Community Paper Shredding event in St. Catharines, and you can find out more here.

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. For more information, please email: volunteer@maycourtstcatharines.ca 

MAY COURT RAISES FUNDS

In 2018, the May Court Club distributed over $36,000 to more than twenty organizations in Niagara serving women and children, health and nutrition. 

A May Court Club fundraising event committee meeting preparing for our major annual event

Members enjoy a fun-raiser social plus auction of 'new-to-you' items, which adds funds to our yearly disbursement to the community.