The Tillotson Coaticook Region Fund’s spring gifts
Almost thirty local organizations benefitted from this spring’s round of grants from the Tillotson Coaticook Region Fund, distributed last week. Thanks to the strength of the American dollar, a record amount of money, $98,051.23, was given out compared to the usual amount of around $65,000. The program gets its money
from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation which has been managing and distributing the wealth amassed by the late industrialist Neil Tillotson.
With a focus on the needs of youth and seniors, the following organizations benefitted: Phelps Helps Stanstead, $5,000, supplies and snacks for homework program; Stanstead County Agricultural Society, $5,000, Volet 4H, horticulture prizes; Ayer’s Cliff Elementary, $670, library labelling equipment; Sacré-Coeur school, $500, skate coach equipment; Dixville Municipality, $1000, Fête de la pêche; First Lennoxville Scouts, $2,379, activities and bus rental; Lampe Foundation, $ 2,500, training; Waterville Community Centre, $1356,95, circus carpet and change table; Carrefour loisirs MRC de Coaticook, $ 2000, Sécurijour; Maison des jeunes de Coaticook,$ 2000, home-
work computer stations; Association de crosse mineure de Coaticook, $2000, equipment; Camp Val-Estrie, $2000, circus equipment; Association de baseball mineur de Coaticook, $2000, equipment; Coaticook CHSLD residents committee, $2200, art material; La Frontalière, $2500, soccer uniforms; Waterville Municipality, $2500, skateboard modules; Maison des jeunes de Waterville, $3000, basketball court; Club de patinage artistique de Coaticook, $3000, ice rental; Collège Rivier, $4887.01, 20 PRO and WordQ4 systems; Association de hockey mineur de Coaticook, $5000, renewal of equipment; Coaticook MRC CAB, $5000, two fridges Meals-on-wheels; Comité de loisirs de Saint-Malo, $5000, children’s park equipment; Gendreau School, $5000, park equipment; HôteMaison, $7058.27, furniture, computer; SanctaMaria de Dixville school, $10,000, park equipment; Massawippi Valley Health Centre, $10,000, pulmonary diagnostic equipment.
Neil Tillotson, who was born in East Hereford and grew up in Canaan, Vermont, made a multimillion dollar fortune as an industrialist, following his invention of latex balloons and latex gloves. “The principles of Mr. Tillotson were ‘Be humble, be creative and be kind’.
The 1st Lennoxville Scouts troupe received $2,370 to help them with activities.
The members of the Tillotson Coaticook Region Fund who study the grant proposals from organizations twice yearly.
Members of the Massawippi Valley Health Centre received $10,000 from the Tillotson Coaticook Region Fund.
ACES principal Del
Springate (left) and
Richard were happy to get money for the