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LOWER CAPE OUTREACH COUNCIL, INC.                                                   MAY 2017
On my mind.

I took this photo just two weeks ago in Connemara. This little guy was sticking his nose through the fence and reaching for a clover that somehow was better than the ones on his side of the fence. (You know how that can be.)

Sometimes the grass is always greener in the other fella’s yard. That’s a pretty long stretch to tell you that we are helping people make the grass greener right in their own yards. No climbing fences or jumping over walls. We’re making it possible for our clients to make changes they want to see in their lives.

Our mentors provide one-on-one support and attention to folks who are facing challenges and opportunities that require a helping hand, an interested listener. Our jobs coordinators are helping people prepare their resumes, conduct online job searches, explore career opportunities, and formulate strategies to secure the kind of employment they need. Our education program is sending people to school to receive training and certifications that will qualify them to find better work with better wages, predictable work schedules, benefits, and even career paths for those who wish to pursue them. And our emergency food, clothing and financial services make it possible for clients to hang in there and pursue these opportunities.

We've been making the grass greener for people on the Lower Cape for 37 years. Thank you for helping now, throughout the year...and in the years to come.



LARRY MARSLAND
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Feel free to reach out to me anytime.
lmarsland@lcoutreach.org  
We can help.

IN & OUT OF HOT WATER
Judy had two choices: pay her mortgage or repair the water heater. Both would land her in hot water—especially with her mortgage holder. 

Judy, a home health care worker, lives with her daughter, 27, in a cozy condominium in Orleans. It takes three jobs between them to pay for their basic monthly expenses: mortgage, utilities, food and other essentials. There are no frills. There are no extras.  There are no emergency funds when their income falls short. However, there are people who can help.

Judy called us for advice.  We told her to pay the mortgage and call the plumber. Then we took care of the $1,000 repair bill so that her problems wouldn’t escalate. We still hear from Judy from time to time.  She hasn't had any more financial emergencies.  She just  checks in with her mentor for friendship and advice.

Unfortunately, Judy isn’t alone. Sixty-three percent of all Americans live on the edge and have less than $1,000 in emergency savings. Most of those could not handle a $400 unexpected expense. If you need help or know someone who does. we're just a phone call away.


It's OK to ask for help. 508.240.0694
You can help.  

Some events have lives of their own!
JAMMIN' @ THE REP is one of them. For three years now, local musicians have gathered at Cape Rep in Brewster on the Tuesday before Memorial Day for an evening of music that kicks off the summer season in grand style.

This year the line-up is stupendous. We’ve got the All Worn Out Jug Band to make you grin, tap your toes and wonder if they’ve got moonshine at the cash bar. (No, they don’t.) We’ve got internationally celebrated ragtime piano player, Sue Keller, who makes these boys look like they need a shot of energy. Then there’s Larry Marsland (the obligatory singing CEO) and his accompanist, Mark Borgmann, followed by a very fun act, Chev Hardy & Phyllis Iris. Chev is a great swinger/singer and Phyllis is an aficionado on the spoons. Yes, the spoons! And, once again, for the third straight year, we have the Sound Dunes Big Band, a finger poppin’ celebration of the grand era of swing!

JAMMIN' @ THE REP
TUESDAY MAY 23, 7:00 PM
CAPE REPERTORY THEATRE
3299 ROUTE 6A, BREWSTER
Tickets $20 at the door/Cash bar
 

Get teed off with us!  
It's our second annual Hope Golf Tournament, a fun way to take a swing at fundraising.  Sign up for a four-person bramble (green fees, golf cart and buffet dinner included). You'll get to play a great course with friends--and raise money for a great cause.  

Not a golfer? You don't have to know the difference between a birdie and a bogie to play your part. Sponsorships start as low as $25!

HOPE GOLF TOURNAMENT
MONDAY, JUNE 5  | SHOTGUN START AT NOON
OCEAN EDGE RESORT
2907 MAIN STREET, BREWSTER

SIGN ME UP TO PLAY
I'LL TAKE A SHOT AT SPONSORSHIP

All proceeds from both events benefit Lower Cape Outreach Council programs.

Volunteer.

ANNUAL MEETING
THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017  |  9:30-10:45 am
ST. JOAN OF ARC CHURCH
FELLOWSHIP HALL
61 CANAL ROAD, ORLEANS  

Please plan to attend our Annual Meeting for the opportunity to:
•    Share a light breakfast and visit with LCOC friends and volunteers.
•    Approve the 2017-2018 Board of Directors slate and by-laws changes.
•    Recognize volunteers and their contributions.
•    Celebrate the success of our programs and events in the past year.

Thank you for all you do throughout the year for Lower Cape Outreach!
Reach us at volunteercentral@lcoutreach.org
There's still time to win dinner for 2 at many of the Cape's best restaurants!

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