CARE for the Cape & Islands to Hold 10th Annual CARE for the Cape & Islands Day May 9

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Volunteers representing area businesses are invited to make a lasting, positive impact on a local nonprofit while learning about CARE’s mission

Yarmouth, MA (4/23/24) – CARE for the Cape & Islands will be holding its tenth annual CARE for the Cape & Islands Day on Thursday, May 9th, and extends an invitation to area businesses and community representatives to participate in a half day of service benefiting a local nonprofit tourism attraction.

This event involves hands-on volunteer service that helps to repair or improve the infrastructure of a local nonprofit while offering volunteer participants an opportunity to learn more about the mission of CARE for the Cape and the Islands, and how businesses can help preserve and protect the natural environment, cultural and historical treasures of Cape Cod.

This year’s beneficiary nonprofit is Camp Farley in Mashpee.  Director of CARE for the Cape & Islands Jill Talladay said, “We are delighted to be helping Camp Farley this year. The camp has a strong environmental focus and offers comprehensive outdoor education experiences for both day and overnight youth campers.  As always, this annual event provides much needed volunteer service at a significant value to the nonprofit and offers a wonderful opportunity to make an enormous impact without an ongoing commitment.”

In past years, volunteers for CARE Day have assisted with a variety of activities including painting, staining, gardening, and trail maintenance at Cape Wildlife Center, Waquoit Bay Reserve, Marconi Maritime Center, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Nobska Light, Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Yarmouth New Church and Chatham Drama Guild. The event will conclude with a presentation from current year CARE grant recipients, a tour of the nonprofit’s facility, and lunch. Stephanie Viva from Lemonadio will be broadcasting live during the event. Thank you to our sponsors Beacon Financial Planning, Cape and Islands United Way and Kayak Cookies for their support.


CARE Day will take place at Camp Farley located at 615 Route 130 in Mashpee.  The day’s schedule is as follows:


  • 8:30-9:00 AM – Coffee & welcome
  • 9:00 AM-11:30 AM Hands-on volunteer and cleanup activities
  • 11:30-1:00 PM- Lunch and CARE Grant Recipient presentations


Advanced Registration by May 1st is required. Each volunteer is required to register at and a $25 registration is requested to support CARE grant program.


CARE for the Cape & Island mission is to inspire stewardship to preserve and protect the natural environment, cultural and historical treasures of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. Founded in 2012, it is the Cape and Islands’ first travelers’ philanthropy initiative. CARE seeks to encourage, support, and create opportunities for visitors and residents to donate their “time, talent, and treasure” to help preserve and protect our region’s exquisite natural beauty, plant and wildlife habitats, Cape & Islands culture, and history.

Since 2012, CARE has

●      Activated 4,200+ volunteer hours (delivering $100k of value to the community) to clean up and improve community infrastructure.

●      Funded 60+ projects, including water filling stations, cigarette butt collectors, historical trail development and other amenities that benefit all of us.

●      Convened more than 70 organizations in the Cape Cod Stewardship Collaborative to coordinate public and private efforts to address challenges of solid waste and plastic pollution that impacts our land and marine environments.

Learn more about CARE for the Cape and Islands.