With the Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair rapidly approaching we will be sharing blog posts on our participating sponsors, vendors and nonprofits. You will find out more about these amazing businesses and what they offer to our community. They will be sharing their services, advice, what challenges face our community as well as upcoming events they will be having. Make sure to check out our virtual program and resource guide ahead of the event so you can plan for what you want to see! We hope to see you at the Resource Fair!
Cape & Islands United Way
Tell us about your business/non profit and how it benefits local families?
The Cape and Islands United Way works for a community in which children succeed, families are financially stable, residents are healthy, and there is safe and affordable housing for all. We support benefit local children and families by raising awareness and dollars to fund community impact grants which are distributed locally. Supported initiatives include mentoring programs, mindfulness training, programs for youth at risk, teen development and managing critical needs.
Where is it located?
Our local office is at 1600 Falmouth Road in Centerville.
What is your favorite thing about our community?
The Cape Cod community is very close knit. We all seem to rise to the occasion and help our neighbors when they need a lift.
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing parents in our community?
The increased reliance on screens, and the negative effects that can have on early learning and development.
What is your favorite memory or story over the years involving you and your business?
One of our favorite memories is from the Community Baby Shower we held earlier this year. In the spirit of a traditional baby shower, this was a celebration for new and expectant mothers. The event also served low-income families by showering them with baby supplies and access to valuable resources – to help give them a stronger start to parenthood. It was so wonderful connecting with group of women, and seeing how genuinely happy and touched they were that their community came out to support them.
What advice would you give parents and caregivers in our community?
Ask for help. Know that you aren’t alone. Being a parent is tough and asking for help when you need it increases our sense of community and decreases loneliness and isolation.
Do you have any specials, events, or anything else taking place this upcoming year that our parents should know about?
We are always looking for ways to support our community, so stayed tuned! You can find a listing of our community events on our website at https://www.capeandislandsuw.org/events
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