Exciting News! Star Market GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Reusable Bag Program

We are so excited to share that Cape and Islands Veteran Outreach Center has been selected to be a part of the Star Market GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Reusable Bag Program, which is designed to make it easy for customers to contribute to their local community while supporting the environment.

For the month of May each time a reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag is purchased at the Star Market located at 625 West Main St, Hyannis MA  $1 will be donated to Cape and Islands Veteran Outreach Center), unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag. This is a great way to raise awareness, support the environment and fundraise for our cause.

TGC for the Troops Tournament Sponsor’s Guide

TGCS FOR THE TROOPS June 10, 2019

Our Club has hosted its annual tournament for nearly 10 years, contributing proceeds to area non-profits that serve those who have served us.

Second in Series to Inform the Public: Mr. Paul Monti

Jared Christopher Monti (20 September 1975 – 21 June 2006) was a soldier in the United States Army who received the United States military’s highest decoration for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the War in Afghanistan

Since Jared’s passing, his father Paul frequently has  driven his son’s truck; “it has Jared’s “DNA all over it… it reminds me of him; I think about him every hour of every day.”

On Friday, April 26th at Cape Cod Community College, the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center is honored to host Mr. Paul Monti as the second in our speaker series which attempts to provide further insights to the public on the nature and consequences of military service.

Mr. Monti will give us a moving glimpse of the character behind an American hero,  the family which helped to build that character over a lifetime, and the incredible loss that family suffers when their child is no longer with them.

 As President Obama said in presenting the Medal of Honor to Jared’s parents, not all of us truly understand what it means “to serve, and to sacrifice. Jared Monti knew. The Monti family knows. And they know that the actions we honor today were not a passing moment of courage. They were the culmination of a life of character and commitment.”

Currently the veteran population represents only one per cent of the entire population of our country.  That small population, however, serves all of us.

One small gesture of thanks to that population is to demonstrate our interest in sharing what that service may have cost both the veterans and their families.

Please join us in the Science Building at Cape Cod Community College, Lecture Hall A, at 11:30 am for a brief luncheon and then Mr. Monti’s talk beginning at noon.

Seats are limited so please email your reservations, by Tuesday the 23rd of April, to gina@capeveterans.com. Thank you.

Free Dental Care for Veterans

For one day (5/7/2019- 9am-3pm) located at Cape and Island Veteran Outreach Center (247 Stevens St, Hyannis MA) Aspen Dental will provide free dental care to veterans. Care includes (but is not limited to) cleanings, fillings, and extractions. Veterans should call to make an appointment, walk-ins are not guaranteed.

Thank You Mid-Cape Home Centers

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The employees of Mid-Cape Home Center, many of whom are veterans, have chosen to enter into the Annual Charter Cup hosted by Jaxtimer, with CIVOC as the recipient of the $2000 prize, should they win. They have also set up for us a GO-FUND-ME page through which community supporters can help fund the many programs we offer to Cape Cod Veterans in need. Click on the Promotional Landing Page above to access that fund.

We sincerely thank Mid-Cape for their efforts, and we thank our community for your contributions and your attention to the needs of those who, at one time, in some way, served all of us.

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TGCS FOR THE TROOPS ANNUAL FREE GOLF CLINIC

Veterans and active duty military are all invited to join us at TGC at Sacconnesset located at 132 Falmouth Woods Rd Falmouth, MA on 9 June 2019 from 0900-1200 for its annual TGCS for the Troops free golf clinic.  All skill levels from beginner to single digit handicap are encouraged to participate.  A complimentary lunch will be provided on the TGCS patio after the clinic.

Please RSVP to dturmelle@veteranbenefits.us to reserve your spot.  

Because TGCS is a private club, please wear proper golf attire.  No jeans, T-shirts, or cargo shorts are allowed at the club.

Thank You Shaws!

Cape and Islands Veteran Outreach Center’s food pantry has been chosen by Shaw’s to receive a donation through the Shaw’s “GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS” reusable bag program for the month of April!

How it Works:

Every time a GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS bag is purchased at the Shaw’s store located at 1070 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, during the month of April, Cape and Islands Veteran Outreach Center food pantry will recieve a $1 donation. You can find the GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS bag on the reusable bag rack at the store. The rack will have a sign letting customers know Cape and Islands Veteran Outreach Center is the beneficiary during the month of April.

We Are Excited To Announce That CIVOC Now Has An Amazon Smile Account!

You can support us throughput the year by using this unique charity at:

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2747295

Simply by purchasing items you would ordinarily purchase, you will help to support our many programs which feed, house, and counsel veterans and families in need. Whenever you purchase items on Amazon, CIVOC will receive a .5% donation from the total purchase amount, at no extra charge to you.

Please share this link to help continue service supporting veterans!

Creating Comfortable Homes for Veterans in Need

Operation Adopt a Soldier has been a long-time collaborator with the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center and its housing programs. Whenever one of our transitional housing residents is about to  move  into his or her own independent rental, or when one of our SSVF clients has located his new home, we email this incredibly generous organization with a list of what the veterans will need in their new home.

Denise Woolf and her husband who live in Boston, and their local Cape representative, Dr. Ann Skopek, respond to the email by either finding the needed objects in the storage facility they maintain at their own expense, or by searching for what they do not have in stock.  They then load their vehicles with the requested items and deliver those items to the veteran’s new address.  Most of these deliveries occur during weekends in their spare time as Denise and her husband both work as well, as does Dr. Skopek.

At Christmas time, Ann also collects names of needy families from us and other veteran agencies, asks for the families’ Christmas list, and deploys and army of generous shoppers to fill those lists.  Days before Christmas, Ann delivers the fully wrapped gifts to us to be picked up by the families.  The donors of the gifts are completely anonymous.

Cape and Islands provides the programs and financial assistance that allow once homeless veterans and their families to finally enjoy a rental of their own.  The unique and incredible  generosity and commitment of people like Ann and Denise turn those rentals into homes.  Their motives are never to advertise or promote themselves, but only to quietly  serve those who have served all of us.  We and the veterans we serve are incredibly fortunate to have found this extraordinary group of people.

Thank you Adopt-a-Soldier!!!

Thank you Barnstable Girl’s Hockey Team!

Barnstable girls hockey team generously ran a food drive to donate to Cape and Islands Veteran Outreach Center’s food pantry. Our food pantry is open Thursdays from 9 am to 1 pm for veterans and families in need. We appreciate your support and commitment to service.