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Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation Raised Over $16,000 for Local Charities

Nov 05, 2018 12:59PM ● By Hannah Ott

Batavia, IL – Every fall, the Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation (BMCF) holds a craft show and bake sale for charity. At the 33rd Annual Autumn Craft and Vendor Show on October 20, they raised over $16,000 for charities whose work improves the lives of children and families in the community.

Over 850 shoppers visited Batavia High School for the Craft Show, where they could view unique items from hundreds of vendors. Attendees also helped raise money through purchases at the Bake Sale, participation in general and 50/50 raffles and by supporting organizations in the Community Pumpkin Patch.

All participators in the Pumpkin Patch carved and decorated a pumpkin to be judged by visitors. Visitors voted by putting coins in each organization’s cauldron which they could keep as donations after the competition. BMCF thanks the following organizations for participating: Wayside Cross, CHIP IN Batavia, Batavia United Way, Batavia Kiwanis Club, AGS PTO, Grace McWayne Student Council and Suicide Prevention Services. They also thank their platinum sponsors, Apollo Development & Investment and A.R. Bohr Roofing LLC, who helped make the events possible.

Members of BMCF also host a Winter Coat and Clothing Drive every year. This year, they collected over 460 gently used winter coats and accesories for those in need. All items were donated to the Batavia Clothes Closet. 

For more information about how BMCF gives back or to donate to their mission, please visit

Source: Kat Maggio,