Join Team Katelynn’s Closet in the 2016 Last Gasp Bike Ride

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

We are so excited to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod once again in our second annual Last Gasp bike ride.  The ride begins in Sandwich and travels the beautiful Cape roads to Provincetown.  The 62 mile ride culminates with a Clambake back in Sandwich.

Right now, we are looking for riders who want to join our team.  To learn more about the event and how you can be a part of it, click here . If you are not a bike rider, you can learn other ways to help thru the link as well.

On behalf of the children we serve, we thank you for your continued support.

Congratulations Taylor!

Katelynn's Closet volunteer Taylor Hill (r) with her Cape Abilities Vocational Specialist Maria Perillo
Katelynn’s Closet volunteer Taylor Hill (r) with her Cape Abilities Vocational Specialist Maria Perillo

Every Tuesday, you can find Taylor’s smiling face at Katelynn’s Closet, ready to help fill clothing bags for needy Cape and Islands children. Taylor is the volunteer who has been with us the longest.  Since 2011, Taylor has been assisting us and her eye for style has helped provide fashionable clothing to the children.  It’s been a great relationship with Cape Abilities.

Because of the experience she gained at Katelynn’s Closet, her Vocational Specialist Maria knew Taylor would be a great candidate for a paid job at Tots to Teens Fashion Exchange.

Maria said “Because of her previous volunteer experience, she has been able to quickly apply her relevant retail experience to her Tots to Teens job duties, which include sorting and hanging clothes, reading tags, and performing important data entry functions which help to correctly return clothing to consigners when necessary. Taylor has also helped to open up a communication channel between Wendy Bonfini, the Tots to Teens owner, and Ann Bearse, Katelynn’s Closet co- founder. So, as Taylor has benefited, so have their two organizations, as we have established a new community partnership.”

On April 8, Taylor and her Cape Abilities Vocational Specialist Maria Perillo were presented with awards from the  Cape & Islands Advisory Board of the State Department of Developmental Services (DDS). With Maria’s assistance, Taylor’s confidence has grown tremendously. Taylor was recognized for her hard work and accomplishments in our community. Maria was recognized for seeing the potential of individuals like Taylor and help them develop their job skills and thrive in opportunities where their abilities will shine! Read all about the event.

We are so proud to celebrate Taylor’s award and send our sincere thanks for all the work she does for Katelynn’s Closet.

Clothing bags & gift cardsdistributed last year

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