Nine non-profit groups in Hudson’s Hope are seeking $29,400 from the district to help with their operations.
The Friends of Hudson’s Hope Society, which raises funds to support the disadvantaged in the community, operates a thrift store and laundromat, is asking for funds to help replace two old clothes dryers.
“The new dryers will be more efficient and less costly to operate, resulting in more monies to go towards the programs we provide,” Patti Campbell wrote in the group’s application.
The cost of replacing two dryers is estimated at $12,500, including installation costs. The group has received $3,000 in grants so far to put towards the dryers.
Meanwhile, the Hudson’s Hope Playschool asking for $3,000 to support the operation of summer camps for children between the ages three and 12. The $3,000 would allow the group to offer programs at an inclusive rate.
“There is a desire to keep the costs to the participant low for these summer camps to encourage and include a large socio-demographic of the families in the District of Hudson’s Hope,” Craig Stephenson wrote.
Others asking for support include the Hudson’s Hope Ski Association, Bullhead Mountain Curling Club, and the Hudson’s Hope Table Tennis Group, Hope for Health, Grads 2017, and Hudson’s Hope Soccer.
Some groups, like the Hudson’s Hope Fall Fair Society, are asking for in-kind donations. The society wants to use the arena and the district’s tent for the 24th annual Hudson’s Hope Fall Fair this year.
Council reviewed those applications during a meeting Mon., Feb. 22, and will have representatives from some of the organizations present to council at a special meeting to give council more information.
That meeting has not been scheduled, according to Becky Mercereau with the district.
Council will make its financial aid decisions during budget discussions, she said.