The Comptoir familial de Knowlton, located in the basement of the Saint-Édouard Church at 366 Knowlton Road was created in 1975 by women members of AFÉAS (Association féminine d’éducation sociale), including Mrs Irène Lavigne (who died at 102 last April) to help less fortunate families.
The Comptoir familial has been in operation for over 44 years and is a non-profit organization operated by a group of volunteers. It has become a place where regulars meet to look for the item that is missing from their wardrobe, clothing for their family and other items, all graciously donated to us by the community.
After paying the rent and telephone, all the money collected is returned to the community – no administration costs. In recent years, the Comptoir has made regular donations to several organizations, including:
The Food Bank, Fabrique Saint-Édouard de Knowlton, First Responders, Saint-Édouard School, Knowlton Academy, Regroupement des Scouts, G.S.C. The Knowlton Guiding, Loisirs et Services Communautaires de Lac Brome (programme Ados et Camp de jour les Salamandres), Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation, Au Diapason Foundation, Adapted Sports Foundation, Horizon pour Elle, Museum (BCHS), Pettes Memorial Library, Wellness, Fête nationale du Québec, Knowlton Lions Club, Knowlton Optimist Club, La Maison du Père and var- ious organizations meeting the needs of the homeless, not to mention the urgent needs requests following a particular event.
Thank you to all those who allow us to continue our work by regularly offering us donations in the red box located near the Comptoir.