Til­lot­son grants more gen­er­ous than ever

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Phelps Aide/Phelps Helps co­or­di­na­tor Clea Cor­man ac­cept­ing the grant for the Stanstead af­ter school tu­tor­ing pro­gram.

Thirty lo­cal com­mu­nity pro­jects were thrilled to re­ceive fund­ing, last Wed­nes­day evening at the Coat­i­cook Golf Club, from the Til­lot­son Coat­i­cook Re­gion Fund. A to­tal of $92,013 was dis­trib­uted be­tween all the or­ga­ni­za­tions in this spring round of gift-giv­ing. The strong Amer­i­can dol­lar has al­lowed this Amer­i­can-based or­ga­ni­za­tion to in­crease the amount awarded twice a year, which be­gan at around $75,000.

Among the re­cip­i­ents last Wed­nes­day were: the Water­ville Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, $1000 for cook­ing equip­ment; Len­noxville Soc­cer Club, $1,500 for t-shirts; Meals on Wheels North Hat­ley, $1,500 for food costs; Ives Hill Drap­ers Cor­ner Cen­ter, $1,883 for fridge; Len­noxville Li­brary, $2000 for large print books; Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion, $2000 for Food for Thought project; Lampe Foun­da­tion, $2,500 for stu­dent bur­saries; Phelps Aide-Phelps Helps, $5000 for sup­plies and snacks for af­ter school home­work pro­gram; Dr. W. J. Klinck Foun­da­tion, $10,000 to as­sist se­niors pay for care; Ecole Gen­dreau, $10,000 for fur­ni­ture; Ecole St-Luc de Barn­ston, $10,000 for play­ground equip­ment; and Col­lege Riv­ier, $8,960 for lap­tops. Al­most twenty other or­ga­ni­za­tions also re­ceived grants for their pro­jects.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for the fall round of Til­lot­son Coat­i­cook Re­gion Fund grants will be avail­able on the Coat­i­cook MRC site as of June 1st, 2016. The dead­line for ap­pli­ca­tions is Septem­ber 7th, 2016.

The di­rec­tors of the Til­lot­son Coat­i­cook Re­gion Fund (left) and all the happy re­cip­i­ents of the spring round of grants at the Coat­i­cook Golf Club, last Wed­nes­day.

Heather Bow­man was happy to ac­cept a do­na­tion for the Lampe Foun­da­tion’s bur­sary pro­gram for stu­dents pur­su­ing a med­i­cal de­gree.

Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Rachel Hunt­ing ac­cepts a grant for the Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion’s Food for Thought pro­gram.

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