The BWB has raised over $42 000 since 2009.
Our previous charities were Girls Inc and Leeds Grenville Interval House. We are proud to have supported them and their work in our community for 10 years.
Starting 2021 the BWB is supporting two new charities May Court Club of Brockville and Victim Services Leeds Grenville. As members of the Brockville Women in Business group, we pride ourselves on our consistent contributions to local charities. These local Brockville charities both support and enhance the lives of women and children. We provide financial and business support to these important charities through a combination of monthly 50/50 draws, cash donations and our annual Christmas auction. Please help us support these worthy causes by offering a donation of your own.
The May Court Club of Brockville, a registered charitable organization, is a diverse and dedicated group of women who actively volunteer their time by providing both service and financial assistance to those in need. Beginning with a membership of 29, in 1959, and a project to help start a new senior citizens' club, the May Court Club of Brockville has grown to more than 100 members, achieved a significant number of service undertakings, and contributed more than $1,500,000 to our community. Funds are raised principally through the May Court Thrift Shop as well as various fund raising events held throughout the year.
Victim Services of Leeds & Grenville (formerly VCARS) is a community-based program working in partnership with police, fire and EMS, child protection (CAS), Victim Witness Assistance Program and the local women’s shelter. We are a 24 / 7 agency that provides immediate, confidential short-term crisis intervention services, practical assistance, information, referrals and emotional support to persons affected by crime, tragedy and / or disaster.
Volunteers and staff provide assistance to individuals, families, friends, witnesses and/ or groups at the request of emergency services personnel, community services and self-referrals in order to meet an individual's unique needs; to help lessen the trauma of the experience and to help people cope with the longer term impact of what has occurred. Crisis assistance is provided by staff and by volunteers who are carefully selected, screened and specially trained to work in their community. Victim Services of Leeds & Grenville are committed to treating individuals with courtesy, compassion, dignity and respect.