The Season of Giving: Helping those in need have happier holidays

The Lower Cape Outreach Council, an Orleans-based nonprofit founded in 1980, provides emergency help to those experiencing economic hardship. Volunteer caseworkers work with clients to determine what kind of assistance will make the most difference. It may be an oil delivery, help with a mortgage payment, covering a car repair, paying a medical expense or some other form of help. The organization also runs food pantries in each of the eight towns it serves, and operates a free clothing shop, Katy’s Korner, for clients.