CARE for the Cape & Islands’ seventh annual CARE for the Cape & Islands Day will be held Thursday, Oct. 21. Area businesses are invited 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 its infrastructure of a local nonprofit while offering volunteer participants an opportunity to learn more about the mission of CARE for the Cape & 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 Chatham Drama Guild.
In past years, volunteers from local businesses 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 and Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary. The event concludes with a presentation from current year CARE grant recipients, a tour of the nonprofit’s facility and lunch.
CARE Day will take place at Chatham Drama Guild located at 134 Crowell Rd in Chatham. The day’s schedule is as follows:
- 8:30-9 a.m. – Coffee and welcome
- 9-11:30 a.m. – Hands-on volunteer and cleanup activities
- 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Lunch and CARE Grant Recipient presentations
Each volunteer representing a local business is required to register and a $25 donation is requested to support CARE grant program. Registration and sponsorship details may be found at https://careforthecapeandislands.org/care-for-the-cape-day/
CARE for the Cape & Island’s mission is to inspire stewardship to preserve and protect the natural environment, cultural and historical treasures of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.