2nd Annual “Stuff a Stocking” at The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod
Help The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod make this holiday season extra special for the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod by helping the bank “stuff a stocking” at any one of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod branches. Oversized stockings will be located inside each branch through December 19 for Cape Codders to drop off much needed toys and supplies for the club. Among the items on the club’s holiday “wish list” are:
- Toys & games geared towards kids aged 9-13
- Art supplies - construction paper, beads and jewelry making stuff, sequins, buttons, pipe cleaners, glitter, hot glue sticks, gimp, plastic canvas, markers, etc.
- AA & C batteries
- Office supplies (copy paper, #9 envelopes)
- Gift Cards to office supply stores
- Gas cards (for field trips)
- A new computer for the Teen Program. (Windows 7 with a min. of 1 gig RAM.)
- Gift Cards in $10 increments to various restaurants, stores, malls or ITunes to use as prizes and incentives for various club programs and activities
- Supermarket Gift Cards to purchase healthy snacks and food for the Health & Fitness cooking classes
- New Pool Sticks (kid size)
- Xbox 360 Wireless controllers
- Gym Supplies – ping pong balls, jump ropes, soft dodge balls, basketballs.
- Bean Bag Chairs
“The Boys and Girls Club fills a critical need for many children and parents on Cape Cod,” said Joel Crowell, President of the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod. “We’re fortunate to have the club as a resource and want to support them, especially during these hard economic times. We hope everyone will remember them in their holiday shopping this year. With lots of small donations and stocking stuffers, we can collectively make a big impact!”
Added Ruth Provost, Executive Director of The Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod: “We use gift cards, toys, and other items as incentives to involve kids in programs that have a positive impact on their lives –programs like daily homework help and tutoring to improve their grades and help kids graduate on time; programs like our drug and alcohol resistance program that helps keep kids safe; programs that help them learn to live healthy lives and instill values like good sportsmanship and character – and it is through community efforts like this that we have the tools we need to provide life-changing programs for 999 Cape Cod children. We can’t thank the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod and the larger community enough for supporting our children!”
Unwrapped items can be dropped into the stockings through Wednesday, December 19. Cash and check donations can also be dropped off with tellers in each branch (checks should be made out to The Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod.) The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod is headquartered in Hyannis with branches on Route 6A in Yarmouth Port, East Dennis and West Barnstable; in Sandwich at 275 Cotuit Road; in Hyannis at 695 Attucks Lane in Independence Park; in East Harwich at 1470 Orleans Road/Route 39; and a Loan and Business Development Center in Falmouth at 649 Main Street. A new, full service branch is scheduled to open in North Falmouth in early 2013. For more information please visit www.mycapecodbank.com, www.facebook.com/mycapecodbank, or call 508.568.3400.
Located in Mashpee, The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod serves over 900 Cape Cod children and teens. The club provides daily programs and services after school and in the summer that are accessible to all Cape Cod children, no matter what their financial situation. The Club provides programs that emphasize character and leadership development, education and career enhancement, health and life skills, the arts, and sports, fitness and recreation. Call 508-477-8845 or visit www.BoysGirlsClubCapeCod.org for more information.