Creative Fundraising on Cape Cod
By: Sarah Richards
Who here dreads fundraisers? (Not another magazine drive!)
We were looking for a social (and local!) way to both raise some funds for our kiddos, and to bring new business to some locals. After bouncing the idea of having a wine and oyster night off of Cape Cod Winery owner Erika Orlandella, she was thrilled at the idea! And just like that, we were off and running.
The West Falmouth Preschool held their first annual wine and oyster fundraiser at Cape Cod Winery this past Saturday on a quintessential New England October afternoon. Complete with crisp air, a beautiful sunset, pumpkins, cheery mums, haybales, cornstalks, and fire pits, guests lounged in Adirondack chairs overlooking the vineyard, and sipped their vines under the twinkling lights of the grand white tent on the hill.
The school provided deliciously "stick-to-your-ribs" comfort foods like New England Clam Chowder, pulled chicken sandwiches, and Portuguese "Jagg," for guests to purchase. Accompanying these soul foods were the freshest oysters from the famed (and local!) Megansett Oyster Company. These sweet and briny delicasies were such a hit, we had sold a whole bushel in less than an hour!
Guests were wowed by the musical offerings of the Black Velvet Band (an Irish duo) and singer/songwriter Ric Allendorf throughout the afternoon and evening. The beautifully elegant Pop-Up Bubbly Van provided limited edition bubbly versions of Cape Cod Winery's famous "Mermaid Water" Rose and Riesling, which were a huge hit with the crowd! Additionally, guests were treated to the most gorgeous backdrop (for all their Instagram pics!) complete with a towering white flower wall and (biodegradable) balloon display from Elevated Impressions.
Delicious wine flowed, music wafted through the crisp air, firepits cast warming glows all around, chowder warmed the soul, and everyone enjoyed the company of good friends!
And all this fun for a great cause AND while supporting local businesses on Cape?
Be sure to stay tuned for when our event will be in 2020!
Sarah is a newbie to the Cape, but has a deep love for the ocean. She has recently left her job of 10 years in music education and re-located to Falmouth to support her husbands' business. This "Mom-prenuear" is busy growing her Pure Haven Essentials business by helping families to live toxic free, clicking away behind her camera, chasing after her 2 adorable sons! She enjoys cooking/baking healthy (and guilty!) foods, fitness, boating, singing, and connecting with awesome new people. Sarah also helps manage our free community calendar and events. Feel free to email her information at email@example.com For more insight on Sarah's adventures, or to just connect, follow her on Instagram: @bunz_n_the_oven
Variety Show and Mexican Dinner at the Waldorf School
The Waldorf School of Cape Cod, located at 140 Old Oyster Rd. in Cotuit, is hosting a Variety Show and Mexican Dinner to benefit their 7th and 8th grade trip on April 26th at 6:00pm. The school chef will prepare a bountiful and delicious Mexican buffet and students, parents, and alumni will entertain guests with song, dance, comedy and skill. Proceeds benefit the Class 7 & 8 trip, which is a culminating event in their journey together before graduation.
To purchase tickets visit the school’s website at waldorfcapecod.org or call the office 508-420-1005
Even though the daily news coverage has slowed, over 500,000 victims of the earthquake in Nepal remain homeless and the monsoon season is just around the corner. As a result, the Falmouth Rotary Club is launching a major effort to raise awareness of the continued housing needs and to raise funds to help provide ShelterBoxes for ten families.
The local Rotary Club will have a ShelterBox set up at peg Noonan Park from 10:00 am on Saturday, June 27, through 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 28. Residents and guests are invited to examine the tent and its contents, and to make a donation. The club raised over $10,000 four years ago with a similar project following the Haitian earthquake.
ShelterBoxes contain a tent that will sleep 10 people as well as the necessary supplies that families need to return to some form or normal routine and to help restore their dignity. Since its founding in 2000, the non-profit volunteer organization has collaborated with Rotary International to respond to earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, typhoons and conflict, delivering emergency humanitarian aid to communities in need.
The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Syria crisis, and the biggest storm to ever make landfall – Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines; ShelterBox has responded to some of the largest humanitarian crises the modern world has ever known. Alongside this, they have also helped many thousands of people displaced by disasters that are not featured in the media.
The display will be manned around the clock during the weekend.
For complete information, visit www.shelterboxusa.org, www.falmouthrotary.com, or call Will Barrett (831-262-6989) or Steve Clay (508-563-5800).
The owner's of Embargo in Hyannis have decided that instead of holding a birthday party for their son Aston this year, that instead they will hold a Fundraiser to raise money for Cape Cod Child Development and
more specifically Early Intervention as they were a blessing to their family.
About 1 in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. It occurs across all races, demographics, and occurs 5 times more frequently in boys then girls.
No one knows for sure the true causes of autism and research is still being done; however early intervention is key to laying a successful foundation for these children. The family wishes to give back to Cape Cod Child Development as they were instrumental in their lives.
Local Fundraiser to support: Academy of Early Learning and Animal Rescue League - Brewster Event runs: Dec 1 - Dec 29th.
BY GIVING A LITTLE YOU WILL HELP OUT A LOT! Donations will support Academy of Early Learning and Animal Rescue League - Brewster. A donation in the amount of $5.00 can be left with a completed Donation Form. A snowflake decorated by the children from AEL with your pets name will be hung up as a way to say THANK YOU! Academy of Early Learning in Hyannis was established in 1978 and is dedicated to recognizing and appreciating the individuality of each child. Animal Rescue League Cape Cod branch is equipped with a stable and paddock to accommodate large animals as well as serving as an animal housing and adoption center for small animals. Please help make a difference in our community, by contributing to give our children an advantage through an early start in education and providing the much needed care for animals that are waiting to be adopted.
If you have questions, or would like to make a larger donation, please contact Sara Provos at 617-957-4970 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org The children and animals sincerely thank you for your time and continued support! Cash and Checks accepted: please make checks payable to: Academy of Early Learning Every child and pet is like a snowflake. Each sparkles in a different way—some are playful, some refined. But, unlike fragile snowflakes that fade when the sun appears, children and our pets grow even more beautiful with every passing year.
This weekend Falmouth residents come on down! Dunk a teacher, games, arts and crafts, bounce house, and so much more!
Spring Swing Dance at the SEA CREST BEACH HOTEL
To benefit West Falmouth Playground
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at sunset
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Tickets $45 in advance, $50 at the door
Jerry Topinka presents The Mike Bono Quartet Featuring Ben Lusher on Vocals
Dance demonstration from Falmouth’s own Ellen Brodsky at 5:15 PM
Cape Cod Formal or classic swing attire
Hors d’oeuvres included, cash bar
Bring all that spare change cluttering your bureau to buy a corsage for yourself or your date!
Tickets available at: West Falmouth Market, Wild Harbor General Store, Jack in the Beanstalk, Eight Cousins
Or contact Elsa Partan at (508) 444-0622, email@example.com
Holiday Hair Cuts for you or your children or spouses.... Precision cuts....
Salon Silhouette-57 Rt. 6a orleans, Ma 774-316-4281
Just a reminder for our fund raiser on Sat., December 10 from 2-5pm! Cut-a-thon going on to benefit the Cape Cod Children's Place, a minimum of $15 donation is requested. Come help our local organizations while enjoying our beautiful new salon! Everyone welcome...see you there! http://www.salonsilhouette.com/
10th Annual Holiday Craft and Artisan Fair
The Quashnet School PTO is pleased to announce the 10th annual Holiday Craft & Artisan Fair on Saturday, November 5, 2011 starting at 10am. Browse the handiwork of a large variety or artisans in a comfortable indoor setting at Quashnet Elementary School, 150 Old Barnstable Road, Mashpee.
Two Cape Cod Moms Caitlin and Melissa will be selling their handmade wares for babies and children. If you have never met Caitlin & Melissa or bought one of these mommy's products then you are missing out! These moms are my personal go-to guru's on all things CRAFTY. Both these moms are extremely talented at what they do and they strive to make products that they know other mom's and kids will love and find useful! From homemade blankets to Sophie/paci scarfs, custom hats, custome onesies or shirts, Cape Cod Caps, make sure to stop by their booth and say HI! If you cannot make the event, then be sure to visit both their Etsy stores (click on their names above). Both stores appear empty right now because the merchandise has been pulled for this event, but check back often! Below are some samples of products from both these lovely moms!
Cape Cod Moms