Hyannis, MA 02601
(Barnstable, MA) The Cape and Islands United
Way and Cape Cod Broadcasting Media are empowering Cape and Islands residents to “Give Where U Live” this season with their holiday campaign. Radio personalities on Ocean 104.7 and Cape Classical WFCC 107.5 are encouraging locals to give back in three easy ways: Give A Helping Hand – help a Cape Cod family with a specific need. Give Goods — search the United Way’s one-stop webpage of holiday drives to find a local toy, food or clothing drive. Or, Give Time – pitch in to help a local nonprofit by finding an opportunity posted through the United Way’s volunteer matching service – Cape Cod Volunteers. All of the giving opportunities for Give Where U Live can be found online at www.uwcapecod.org/givewhereulive or at www.capecod.com.
Together, the board and staff of the United Way, and Cape Cod Broadcasting Media chose to kick-off the campaign by participating in a local project of their own – delivering warm boots, coats, hats, and gloves to the families currently residing at the Cape Cod Shelter. Now, they invite local individuals, families, and businesses in the community to join in and “Give Where U Live” however they choose.
“Giving comes in all different forms”, says CEO Barbara Milligan. “When we merged with Cape Cod Volunteers last year, we knew that it was the perfect fit – giving and volunteering go hand-in-hand. This year our message, ‘Give Where U Live’ is a call to Cape and Islands residents to please give locally– however they choose,” explains Milligan.
The “Give Where U Live” campaign brings giving opportunities – whether it is cash, goods, or time – altogether in one easy website. “Give A Helping Hand” by donating to directly help a local family – whether its rent to stay in their home this holiday season, braces that will enable a young disabled child to walk, or assistance for an elderly veteran. “Give Goods” by donating clothing to a local shelter, canned goods to a food pantry, or even blood to the hospital. A one-stop webpage of local holiday drives is available and can be searched by town. For those who want to donate their time and skills – they can “Give Time” by volunteering. From one-time opportunities, such as holiday food distribution, to longer term volunteer needs, such as visiting the elderly – hundreds of local volunteer positions, from more than 100 nonprofit organizations, are currently posted.
“When you “Give Where U Live,’ Milligan added, “you make the Cape and Islands a better place. Giving back, in any way, really does make a difference. AND — it makes you feel good!”
About the Cape and Islands United Way
The Cape and Islands United Way is the region’s leading social impact organization. They are a local and independent organization striving to improve lives and strengthen communities on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. Together, with their donors, volunteers, and partners, they foster local communities where children succeed, families are financially stable, residents are healthy, and there is safe and affordable housing for all. They encourage and facilitate volunteerism through Cape Cod Volunteers and support MASS-2-1-1, a free and confidential 24/7 information and support line that connects those seeking financial, domestic, and health assistance to the services they need. Donations may be made online at uwcapecod.org or by calling 508-775-4746.
About Cape Cod Broadcasting Media
CCB MEDIA (Cape Cod Broadcasting Media) is Cape Cod’s locally owned and operated media group. CCB Media includes: Radio: 99-9 The Q, Cape Cod’s Fresh Mix; Ocean 104.7, Crafted for the Cape; Cape Country 104, Today’s Country and the Legends; Cape Classical 107.5 and Community News Website CapeCod.com owned by CCB Media and free with no paywall and not to be confused with the Cape Cod Times.