The May Court Windsor's focus is to address the needs of children and youth of Windsor and Essex County.
The May Court Club of Windsor is a registered charitable organization, dedicated to addressing the needs of children in our community. Evolving from the Junior Hospital League (1925) and established as a women's service club in 1934, it began by setting up a Thrift Shop, a Day Nursery, a Prenatal Clinic and a food program for undernourished children in Windsor and Essex County. We are part of the Association of May Court Clubs of Canada (est. 1898), a volunteer organization of more than 2000 women in nine Ontario cities. Our members are unique in that they combine volunteerism in their community-through direct service, financial assistance and administrative placements-along with activities that promote a cohesive bond amongst themselves.
In 1898, Lady Aberdeen, wife of the Governor-General of Canada, held a May Day Party on the grounds of Rideau Hall in Ottawa. She spoke to over 100 privileged young women, urging them to use their resources to help those less fortunate than themselves. From that beginning, the May Court Club was established.
From that beginning, the May Court Club was established. At present, there are member clubs now working in the following nine cities across Ontario:
Monies raised at the resale shop, as well as the various social and fundraising events throughout the year have been directed to children at: