Filed Under: Philanthropy

(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – The Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center’s Food Pantry in Hyannis and The Cape Cod Foster Closet in Orleans shared $6,500 in donations on Wednesday, December 21, 2023, from The Davenport Companies’ Charitable Giving Program.

During the month of December, donations of cash, food, and clothing were collected from employees of The Davenport Companies, based in South Yarmouth, MA. The value of all the donations to both organizations was matched with a cash donation by the company.

“As inflation continues to hit the budgets of Cape Cod families hard, the need is greater than ever. It was especially gratifying for our team members this year to help local veterans and their families with food and cash donations,” said DeWitt Davenport, CEO of The Davenport Companies.

The Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center’s mission is to provide comprehensive life sustaining services for Cape Cod veterans and their families. Services provided to all veterans and their families include access to a full-service food pantry. The Center was the recipient of $3,500 in cash and food donations.

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The second beneficiary this holiday season was The Cape Cod Foster Closet, which received $3,000 in cash and clothing. Their mission is to support foster, adoptive and relative caregiver families on the Cape and Islands by providing material goods (such as clothing and baby gear), helping hands and emotional support.

Cape Cod Foster Closet

“We had strong participation this year from team members across all our businesses who wanted to be part of the effort that helps those in need on Cape Cod during the holiday season,” said Christian Davenport, Vice President/Operations of The Davenport Companies.

The Davenport Companies, established in 1956, is a fourth-generation family-owned business employing over 500 people at more than a dozen companies throughout New England and beyond.

Companies that took part in this year’s holiday giving campaign included Davenport Realty Trust, Davenport Building Company, Davenport Realty Rentals, Blue Rock Golf Course, All Cape Self Storage, Cape Cod Fence Co., and Thirwood Place

For more information visit or contact Matt Pitta at (508) 760-9266.