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, Bunco Night, and Fox Trot Run. In the spring, we distribute these contributions to local charities and schools that have applied for funds.
The deadline for philanthropic applications is March 15th each year.
On May 11, 2022, BMCF approved disbursements to more than 30 community groups and schools. On May 23, we gathered for the first time in 3 years at a Disbursement Open House to celebrate those organizations and provide an opportunity to meet and network in-person. Recipients of grant dollars share BMCF’s goal of bettering life for children and families in Batavia and the Fox Valley. BMCF members raised this money through our Autumn Craft & Vendor Show, Totally RAD Bunco!, and Fox Trot 5K/10K, as well as by partnering with the Batavia Main Street organization that offers us the opportunity to participate in community events while raising funds! 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.
Making personal donations is a BMCF tradition. Several times throughout the BMCF year, supplies and/or funds are collected for a specific local charity. Examples of past donations include personal care items and clothing for local shelters, school supplies for children in need, Halloween costumes and toys for the holidays for children in need, and non-perishable food for for the food pantry or our local micropantry.
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. Our disbursement applications designate whether the application is for education.
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 generally in cooperation with local charities such as the Batavia Interfaith Clothes Closet and Food Pantry, and the Batavia United Way. Donations of our time are also provided to keep successful programs going such as the Access Toy Drive.
Our Annual Coat Drive collects hundreds of winter clothing items each fall that are donated to the Batavia Clothes Closet and Chip In Batavia! Check out our upcoming events page for dates and locations of future coat drives.
Last year, gifts for 20 Batavia children and their families, were purchased, sorted and delivered to United Way as a part of BMCF’s mission. A huge thank you to ALL of you who support our events so that we, in turn, can support those in need in our community.