Every member of the Batavia Mothers’ Club works together to raise funds for local charities. We host several fundraisers, such as our Autumn Craft and Vendor Show, Fox Trot 5K and 10K, and our new Bunco Night. In the spring, we distribute these contributions to local charities and schools that have applied for funds. In May of 2015, we disbursed over $50,000. Our next disbursement will be in May of 216. Many Fox Valley charities that improve the lives of those in our community benefit from the generous donations of our supporters! Thank you on behalf of all of these organizations.
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Making personal donations of goods at our meetings is a BMCF tradition. At every monthly meeting, supplies are collected for a specific local charity. This year, we have provided personal care items and clothing for local shelters, school supplies for children in need, and non-perishable food for for the Food Pantry.
BMCF members pay special attention to those in need during the cold winter months and the holiday season. We operate drives for winter coats, Thanksgiving meals, and holiday gift sponsorship for families. These efforts are often in cooperation with local charities such as the Batavia Clothes Closet and the Interfaith Food Pantry. Donations of our time are also provided every year to keep successful programs going such as the Access Toy Drive.
Every year, we are pleased to help Batavia Public Schools with a percentage of our funds. In the past, we partially funded the replacement of broken playground structures, as well as many classroom needs and improvements.