Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod kicks off 2nd Annual Stuff a Stocking

Stuff a Stocking benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod.

This week, the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod kicked off their 2nd annual Stuff a Stocking.  Now through December 19, people are encouraged to drop off toys and much needed supplies to stuff oversized stockings in each of the banks branches.

Stuff a Stocking benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod.

The local kids organization fills an important need for many families on the Cape, according to Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod President Joel Crowell,  "We’re fortunate to have the club as a resource and want to support them, especially during these hard economic times. We hope everyone will remember them in their holiday shopping this year.  With lots of small donations and stocking stuffers, we can collectively make a big impact!"

The following items are on the club's "wish list":

  • Toys & games geared towards kids aged 9-13
  • Art supplies - construction paper, beads and jewelry making stuff, sequins, buttons, pipe cleaners, glitter, hot glue sticks, gimp, plastic canvas, markers, etc.
  • AA & C batteries
  • Office supplies (copy paper, #9 envelopes)
  • Gift cards to office supply stores
  • Gas cards (for field trips)
  • A new computer for the Teen Program (Windows 7 with a min. of 1 gig RAM)
  • Gift cards in $10 increments to various restaurants, stores, malls or iTunes to use as prizes and incentives for various club programs and activities
  • Supermarket gift cards to purchase healthy snacks and food for the Health & Fitness cooking classes
  • New pool sticks (kid-sized)
  • Xbox 360 wireless controllers
  • Gym supplies – ping pong balls, jump ropes, soft dodge balls, basketballs
  • Bean bag chairs

Such items are used by the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod as in incentive to involve local children in positive programs, according to Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod Ruth Provost.

In addition to unwrapped gifts for the stockings at each branch, check and cash donations may be given to the tellers at any branch.

To learn more about the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod, visit their website here. For more information about the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod or for brank locations, visit their website here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on