Why are you called Mayday?
We are called Mayday as it represents the on-call, on-demand nature of the support we provide to those in need within Clover and other parts of York County. Charities and needy families typically have no reserve funds for unexpected expenses, so Mayday provides critical lifelines when such expenses arise. These can include funds for students to cover tuition costs at local colleges, or to purchase clothing, school supplies and other personal items. In addition, we are often called on when critical assets of our sponsored charities need repair or replacement (cars, HVAC, etc.).
How do you validate these requests to assure that Mayday funds
are being spent appropriately?
Each Mayday director is assigned as a liaison to one or more of the charities we support. We perform site visits, and maintain frequent communication via phone or e-mail. In this way, requests are typically communicated to the director assigned to that charity, so that the request can be quickly validated.
What are your administrative and support expenses?
Very low. We have no paid staff, and our directors are not reimbursed in any way. We incur very modest expenses to support our social media presence, a PO box and postage, but our overhead is minimal. Our largest expense is for our annual golf outing – greens and cart fees, plus a buffet dinner. Even here though, most of the prizes and food are donated by people like you – our generous sponsors.
How can I support Mayday?
There are a number of ways.
You can use this link to donate: Donate Now
You can use this link to participate in our annual golf tournament, which is our primary fundraiser. Note the different levels of giving. We are extremely appreciative of our supporters, whose generosity is making a positive impact in the lives of those less fortunate within our communities.
You can also offer thanks and patronage to our key sponsors. They make our annual golf outing a success year after year. Here is a listing our major sponsors.
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