Holiday Drives for LCOC

Nauset Newcomers has a long tradition of generously supporting the Lower Cape Outreach Council (LCOC) every fall by donating food for Thanksgiving and toys for Christmas and Hanukkah.  Members would fill an LCOC van with our contributions outside our monthly meetings in October and November.

Due to Covid, LCOC can't collect food and gifts like years past, but still works to support the less fortunate among us.  As we approach the holiday season, please consider supporting our nonprofit partner serving the Outer Cape.  LCOC provides food and emergency assistance to local residents, and helps to make holidays brighter. This year, the number of clients seeking their help has more than doubled compared to last year.  

I’ve spoken with Gennie Moran, the Chief Operating Officer of LCOC, and the Nauset Newcomers board about how we can support their efforts.  Here is the best way to help:

1. Thanksgiving Contribution Match

LCOC is once again distributing food for Thanksgiving to local families.  Nauset Newcomers will match up to $1,000 in donations made by our members to LCOC.  If you'd like to contribute to this food drive and have your contribution matched, please send checks payable to "Lower Cape Outreach Council" to our Newcomers Post Office box, as soon as possible!

Nauset Newcomers

P. O. Box 1300

Orleans, MA 02653

2. Gift Card Drive

We can still help provide toys to kids over the holidays!  LCOC is collecting gift cards to provide to families so they can purchase gifts for their children.  You can help by contributing gift cards of $25 each from Amazon, Walmart, CVS, or TJ Maxx. LCOC will make sure the gift cards get into the hands of families in need.

You can mail them, drop the gift cards off at LCOC's offices in Orleans or have them sent directly to LCOC at:

Lower Cape Outreach Council

19 Brewster Cross Road

Orleans, MA 02653

We will also have three drop-off locations on Saturday, November 14th where you can deliver a check to LCOC, or gift cards, directly to one of our Newcomers board members.  We'd love to see you!

  • Wellfleet Theatre: 1:00-2:00PM
  • Orleans Town Hall 1:00-2:00PM
  • Brewster Town Hall: 1:00-2:00PM

Remember, Nauset Newcomers will match up to $1,000 in donations received from our members by November 14th for the Thanksgiving Food Drive, so send in your check as soon as you can!  And get your gift cards in early, too.

Please help us help our neighbors by donating to LCOC and other local charities this holiday season!  

Thank you,

Ben McCann


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