Til­lot­son Re­gional Coat­i­cook Fund Re­ports Wide-rang­ing Spring Grant Re­sults Spring High­lights

Bor­der com­mu­nity groups awarded $60,000 Twenty-one suc­cess­ful projects Wide va­ri­ety of causes

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Coat­i­cook

Til­lot­son Re­gional Coat­i­cook Fund to­day re­ported that it has awarded 21 com­mu­nity groups grants to­talling $60,000. “This Spring’s ap­pli­ca­tions were one of the best yet”, said Michael Everett, Chair­man of the Se­lec­tion Com­mit­tee. “We are de­lighted to see that so many di­verse groups have ap­plied for so many great things they want to do – we are happy to be able to help them ac­com­plish their ob­jec­tives.”

Of the 21 projects re­ceiv­ing fi­nan­cial sup­port, 12 were di­rected to projects for young peo­ple, from uni­forms to sports equip- ment to park play mod­ules and sum­mer tu­tor­ing classes. Five awards were di­rected to older res­i­dents, for de­fib­ril­la­tors as well as a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties to keep older peo­ple en­gaged in the com­mu­nity. The bal­ance was awarded to com­mu­ni­ties who have funds for more dis­ad­van­taged res­i­dents in their com­mu­ni­ties.

“We are in­spired by the ded­i­ca­tion of the vol­un­teers who put to­gether the ap­pli­ca­tions for grants,” said Michael Everett. “The di­ver­sity of the groups, from the Sawyerville 4H Club to the Ayer’s Cliff Golden Agers to the Dixville sports pro­ject is what the Se­lec­tion Com­mit­tee has hoped for.”

Til­lot­son Pro­file

Til­lot­son Re­gional Coat­i­cook Fund was es­tab­lished in 2011 to give back to the com­mu­ni­ties in which the founder, Neil Til­lot­son, made his liv­ing. Neil Til­lot­son was born on Here­ford Hill (Near East Here­ford, Que­bec) in 1898. He died 102 years later in 2001.

Mr. Til­lot­son was a hard work­ing busi­ness­man who ac­cu­mu­lated many suc­cess­ful busi­nesses in his life­time. He and his em­ploy­ees cre­ated a suc­cess­ful small busi­ness in Coat­i­cook -- Best Glove Man­u­fac­tur­ing. Both the em­ploy­ees and Mr. Til­lot­son agreed that help­ing com­mu­nity groups make real and per­ma­nent change for the bet­ter­ment of the com­mu­nity is the best way of dis­tribut­ing some of the in­vested prof­its from the com­pany. Fu­ture De­vel­op­ments

The next com­pe­ti­tion for Til­lot­son grants is now open. The dead­line is Septem­ber 15, 2013. Re­cip­i­ent win­ners will be an­nounced around the end of 2013. Cri­te­ria for el­i­gi­bil­ity are not-for-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions with projects that ad­dress ba­sic need, ed­u­ca­tion, sports and health­care. Con­struc­tion projects are not el­i­gi­ble. For more in­for­ma­tion: Ms Ber­nais Tel. 819-849-2737 Fax 819-849-6120 email til­lot­sonfund@bestglove.ca

Photo courtesy

Katie Lowry and Cather­ine Van Der Lin­den (on the right), of Phelps Helps, re­ceive their $5000 cheque from Jackie Ber­nais and Johnny Sam­son (at left), both of the Til­lot­son Re­gional Coat­i­cook Fund.

Photo courtesy

Mem­bers of the Sawyerville 4H Club were happy to re­ceive a cheque from Jackie Ber­nais.

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