The holidays are upon us - fun for most of us, stressful and sad for many families in need. The Family Pantry of Cape Cod tries to make it a happier time for those in need.
The Family Pantry will be distributing toys December 18th from 8:30-noon to those in need.
Client registration for Toy Day is being accepted now through December 8th. Children must be verified in order to register, parent must have a birth certificate, mass health card or passport. Recipients must be a pantry client with children under 15 in order to participate.
In 2015 the Pantry had 1,100 children signed up to receive toys. Toys are donated in a number of ways, private drives, business drives, personal donations, and toys for tots. Bins will be located at local businesses for toy donations like the Harwich Chamber of Commerce, 1 Schoolhouse Road, Harwich Port, Cape Cod Five 128 Route 137, East Harwich, 531 Route 28 in Harwich Port, William Raveis, 551 Route 28 Harwich Port, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, Route 39, East Harwich, Second Glance Thrift Shop, 265 Route 28, West Harwich, Monahan & Co., Fine Jewelers, 540 Route 28, Harwich Port, Talbots, Rte. 137, East Harwich and of course they can be dropped off at the Pantry warehouse at 133 Queen Anne road in Harwich. All toys must be new and unwrapped, note we do not take stuffed animals. Each child will receive gifts worth approximately $50.00 including age and gender appropriate gift, box game, stocking stuffer, and one piece of new clothing. Gift cards for the older children (tweens) who have outgrown the desire for a toy are also needed. Each tween receives a $25.00 gift card. Thanks for whatever you are able to do!
Drop off at The Family Pantry Location Queen Anne Road, Harwich Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m, Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 5:00– 7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 am - 12 Noon