Due to COVID-19 we were unable to hold our regular fundraisers in 2020. In these challenging times, we remain committed to raising money for local organizations that are more essential than ever for the food security and physical and mental health of so many families and individuals in our communities.
SEASONAL FUNDRAISER 2020
Go to Events to learn how to shop and support May Court at the same time when you buy holiday décor at the Watering Can.
The Club has two major fundraising events each year.
- Ladies Who Lunch is a public invitation lunch and fashion showcase, usually takes place in April
- Win a Christmas to Remember has raised funds for more than 30 years through a public raffle of decorated Christmas Trees and other seasonal items. The event takes place in Fairview Mall.
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.
Our third major fundraiser is through the Club's accreditation as a recipient of funds raised through bingo at St. Catharines Delta Bingo. As a condition of receiving a portion of the bingo disbursement, the Club provides volunteers on a twice-monthly basis to assist in light duties at bingo sessions. We're grateful to Delta Bingo and Gaming for its fundraising support.
HELP RAISE FUNDS TO HELP THE COMMUNITY
The Club welcomes women who want to help us raise money either as a Club member or simply as a Friend. We also welcome men and students as volunteers for our fundraising events.
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, eighty-five 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.
MAY COURT RAISES FUNDS
In 2020, the May Court Club distributed over $45,000 to twenty-one organizations in Niagara serving women and children, health and nutrition.
Most years, out major fundraising events take place in April and November:
Many thanks to Delta Bingo for their continued donations during the pandemic