From turtles and seals to some people with special needs, non–profit organizations are an important part of Cape Cod life. Supporting these groups is a great way to celebrate the holidays. Here are just a few of the ways to keep Christmas on the Cape.
Cape Abilities Farm Christmas trees, wreaths, and, yummy pies
Cape Abilities provides work, homes and other services for local people with disabilities. From November 29 to December 24, head for their farm on Route 6A (458 Main Street) in Dennis to pick out a fresh Christmas tree, wreath, centerpiece or swag. The farm stand will also be selling local honey, jams and jellies and more.
In Barnstable on Route 6A (3239 Main Street) check out their Consignment and Thrift Shop for a gift that gives twice, as all the money raised goes toward Cape Abilities programs.
And for an extra special treat, pick up (or order online) a couple of Centerville Chicken Pies. Yes, the same ones that Oprah fell in love with. For every two pies you buy, a dollar goes to Cape Abilities. Plus, Centerville Pie Company employs more than 30 Cape Abilities people who help make the pies.
Visit National Marine Life Center to support Cape Cod marine animals
Don’t miss the NMLC Holiday Splash Open House, December 11 from Noon – 3 pm for some free family holiday activities and refreshments. Take time to wander through the Gift Shop for some special marine themed presents.
Can’t make it to the National Marine Life Center? Consider giving a gift membership or shopping at their online store. Help them build their seal ward by voting for them at PEPSI REFRESH all through the month of December.
(photo credit: turtlemom4bacon)