All are invited to join us at our Annual Assembly on Thursday, September 26th!
A Baby Center
A Baby Center - the Cape and Islands Diaper Bank and a program of the Cape Cod Council of Churches – is proud to announce the opening of a satellite location on Nantucket.
This new venture is made possible thanks to a community impact grant from the National Diaper Bank Network and a partnership with Family Continuity’s Nantucket Family Resource Center. Robin Hayward, Director of A Baby Center (ABC) and Paul Melville, Executive Director of the Nantucket Family Resource Center, located ABC Nantucket in a shared space within the Nantucket Family Resource Center location at 1 Freedom Square Suite B.
At ABC Nantucket, families can visit once every thirty days for diapers and wipes and small infant goods (a book or a toy). Families may also special order a few outfits for their babies. These orders are filled by caring volunteers at our Hyannis location, then delivered back to Nantucket for pick up the following week. All services are provided free of charge.
A Baby Center Nantucket offers services to the Nantucket community every Wednesday from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. Please call ABC Nantucket at 508-737-5406 with questions regarding services, appointments, and volunteer and donation opportunities.
Generous donors are contributing to this much needed service. Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines is providing flights to the Island for personnel, and Site One Landscaping is offering storage and transport of bulk shipments of diapers. The Cape and Islands United Way and the League Club are helping to fund the program.
“We need all the help we can get,” mentions Robin Hayward. “Expenses for the purchase of diapers and wipes are not included in the grant, and the costs for transportation will surpass allowances in the grant.” The program is also in need of bulk diaper storage on the Island. If you would like to make a donation to support A Baby Center in its mission to serve families with infants aged from 0-4 years with critical basic health and wellness needs, donations can be mailed to: 320 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601 and earmarked ABC Nantucket.
Said of Opening Day on June 12, 2019:
“Today has been years in the making! We are so happy to be here and so thankful for the National Diaper Bank Network and our partnership with Family Continuity and the Nantucket Family Resource Center.”
- Robin Hayward
“I am so glad you are here! You don’t know how much this means to me and my family."
- First client served at ABC Nantucket
Said of the collaboration:
“It just makes great sense - I have been a supporter of A Baby Center for many years!"
- Paul Melville - Executive Director of Family Resource Center
The Nantucket Family Resource Center is one of twenty-four such centers spread across Massachusetts. As part of this statewide network, they offer evidence-based parent education programs, parent support groups, early childhood services, information and referral resources and education for Nantucket families, regardless of insurance or income. All services are offered to families at no cost! Visit their website at www.nantucketfamilyresourcecenter.org.
Robin Hayward, ABC Director with Paul Melville, Executive Director of the Nantucket Family Resource Center (New home to ABC Nantucket)
First client served at ABC Nantucket “I am so glad you are here! You don’t know how much this means to me and my family."
A wonderful time was had by all at our annual Cook Out on July 14! We had beautiful weather and were able to give away two bicycles to two lucky recipients. Thank you to all who helped make the day fun-filled.
Tom and Susan were thrilled to have their names chosen as the recipients of new bicycles.
They rode off in style with their new helmets!
Our friend Bo with new friends from the Barnstable High School National Honor Society
Youth StreetReach will be having our Thank You Celebration on Sunday, August 18th at 3 pm in Baldwin Hall, Federated Church, 320 Main Street, Hyannis. This is a thank-you to our volunteers, but all are invited to come and learn more about our program allowing teenagers (and adults) to serve and interact with our homeless friends. Light refreshments will be offered. Contact Marilyn Lariviere for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-776-6059. Click here to view the flyer.
Director, Youth StreetReach
Covenant to Care
Save the date! The annual Benefit Event for the Fostering a Dream Fund will be held this year on Monday, October 7, 2019, from 6 to 8 pm at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis. This is an exciting new venue for us. We will have the entire Museum to ourselves for fun and festivities. There will be appetizers, wine and soft drinks, as well as music, a silent auction and access to some unique art projects. We hope that you will join us.
The Fostering a Dream Fund is a project of Covenant to Care for Foster Families, a program of the Cape Cod Council of Churches.
Grace and peace,
Director, Covenant to Care
Faith Family Kitchen
Faith Family Kitchen would like to extend an enormous thank you to Greg Botsivales, Peter Troutman, Jim from Yarmouth Pizza, and Harris Warren for installing our air conditioning units! We'd also like to extend a thank you to Eversource Energy, care of The Casual Gourmet, for donating 500 sandwiches and bagged lunches! We continue to be blessed by our community partners!
Tables full of donated food plus new AC units = Happy Guests!
Executive Chef/Program Director, Faith Family Kitchen
**Save the Date** for a recital by tenor David Won, to be held at the Federated Church, Hyannis, on Saturday, September 21, at 6:00 pm. More details to be shared soon. We are grateful for the freewill offering to benefit the Council.