Gifts of Hope
Make the holidays magic. Make a difference in the life of someone right here at home.
Feed someone who is hungry. Lend a hand to someone who is fighting to hold on to their home.
Encourage a neighbor who is struggling to provide for kids or grand kids. Give training to a working
person who needs a better job. Help a family that is working to build a better life here on Cape Cod.
When you give to the Gifts of Hope holiday campaign, you reach out to Cape Codders who need
your help. You do more than bail them out. You make it possible for them to get over their setbacks and
get on with their lives.
You help them secure federal fuel assistance and affordable medical insurance. You sign them
up for SNAP. You offer them mentoring when the urgency of their situations call for concentrated,
individualized attention. You provide jobs counseling and training. You reach out to young people who
are out of school and out of work. You help seniors access quality nutrition and medical attention. You
make sure that kids have warm winter coats and back to school clothes. You help people getting back to
work with child care costs or boat and truck repairs. You brighten the season by providing turkeys and
toys to over 700 local households
This year, the Lower Cape Outreach Council provided over $1,250,000 of food, clothing and
emergency financial assistance to more than 1,500 households in the towns of Brewster, Chatham,
Eastham, Harwich, Orleans, Provincetown, Truro and Wellfleet. That’s roughly 4,000 men, women,
elders and children who found help, encouragement and support when they needed it most.
We couldn’t have done it without the help of our friends and neighbors. Thank you.
Make Gifts of Hope part of your holiday tradition. Complete the enclosed form to show how
you wish your contribution to be recorded (if you wish it recorded) and then read the stories of some of
the people you are helping every Friday in The Cape Codder from Thanksgiving through January 5th.
Send your tax-deductible contribution to the Gifts of Hope holiday campaign today or donate
online at lcoutreach.org. Then relax in the glow of knowing that you have made a real difference in the
life of someone right here at home.
Happy holidays from over 400 of your friends and neighbors who volunteer to make the Lower
Cape Outreach Council a place of hope and help.
Larry Marsland, CEO