Association keeps on giving

by Hollis Hiscock

Seven church and community groups have received donations from the Anglican Business and Professional Women’s Association of Hamilton several years after it formally ended operating.

The seven beneficiaries received varying grants ranging from $4,500 to $11,300, totalling $45,200. Included were individual donations to four dioceses – the Arctic, Keewatin (part of the Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamckoweesh), Niagara and Moosonee. Christ’s Church Cathedral, St. Matthew’s House and Seafarers, all in Hamilton, also benefited from the recent gifts.

“The donations are made up of funds we had banked, but mostly memorial donations that have literally taken years to clear,” explained Mavis Adams.

Over its 69 year history the Association contributed $268,000 to support the church in its mission of helping to enhance the lives of people.

Reflecting on what was accomplished, Mavis concluded, “This pleases me greatly. I have to admit I am quite proud of us.”

Mavis Adams was a member of the Anglican Business and Professional Women’s Association of Hamilton for 35 years and served in many capacities, including Secretary and President.

You can read the Association’s story in the September 2010 and Summer 2015 issues of the Niagara Anglican.