A message from our new Project Coordinator…

 

Hello, my name is Gina Anderson and I am so excited to be a part of the Katelynn’s Closet team!

I moved to Yarmouth in 1998 and raised my two sons, Christopher and Michael, here where they attended the ME Small School, Mattacheese Middle School and graduated from DY High School.

When my boys were young, I volunteered in school and on the PTO boards of each school, and various sports booster clubs. In 2000 I started working at ME Small and worked there until March, 2020. I love working with, and for, children. I feel that I have a special tie to Katelynn’s closet, as I was so fortunate to have known Katelynn during the years that she attended the ME Small Elementary school.

Katelynn’s Closet is such a wonderful organization, and I look forward to meeting, and working with, everyone connected to our organization.

We are so blessed to have such wonderful support from our friends during this holiday season.

Kiera knows how important it is to share with those in need

Katelynn’s Closet was so happy to receive an email from Kiera telling us that she selected us for her service project.  She worked with her soccer team, family and friends to deliver  multiple bags of new clothing items for the children in need. Here’s what Kiera said:

“Katelynn’s Closet is an important resource for our community. They provide clothes to kids that need them and help them feel good. I picked this organization to donate to because I wanted to help kids my own age and make them happy. It helps me put things in perspective and makes me want to do more to help my community.”

On behalf of those children we serve, we thank you so much Kiera.

Yarmouth Fire Department Continues the Tradition

Once again this year, the members of the Yarmouth Professional Firefighters Local 2122 will be camped out at Our Lady of the Highway Chapel to collect your monetary donations to benefit Katelynn’s Closet and other local charities. Please stop by December 1st through the 5th 8am-8pm and 8am -12pm on Sunday the 5th and show your support for this wonderful event.

The  Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod  Stuffs a Stocking for Katelynn’s Closet

 

Our amazing partners at The Cape Cod Cooperative Bank will be collecting new socks, underwear and pajamas for our children at all their locations through December 31st. To  learn more about their generous efforts on their website.

If you prefer to make a monetary donation for this drive you may do so at here.

Dance Designs to Hold Benefit Performance for Katelynn’s Closet

Sat December 18th 2pm

Our new friends at Dance Designs would love you to join them for a holiday performance to benefit Katelynn’s Closet. Visit them to learn more.

Knights of Columbus, Council 2525 in Centerville Donates Boxes of New Coats

Just in time for the cold weather, we received boxes of new coats to share with our children, all provided by the Knights of Columbus Council 2525.  Through the efforts of Dick Roberts and the council we unpacked brand new coats and as quickly as we hung them up, they made their way into bags to be delivered to local children in need.  We are truly grateful for the donations that will keep the children warm during those bluster Cape Cod winter days. Thank you so very much.

Hyannis Rotary Provides Miles for Smiles Sneaker Donation

When Hyannis Rotary Club member W Patrick Lentell of SEMC Sports heard about the Katelynn’s Closet Foot the Bill program to raise money for new sneakers for children  it was a natural match for this runner who understands the need for a good new pair of sneakers. With this beginning, the Hyannis Rotary took up the cause to provide new sneakers for the children we serve and a partnership with Hanlon’s Shoes and New Balance Sneakers was created.  Recently Ann Bearse, Executive Director of Katelynn’s Closet was presented with a check for $11725.00 to purchase 335 pairs of New Balance sneakers through Hanlon’s Shoes. We are so appreciative to Hyannis Rotary Club ,whose guiding principle is”Service Above Self” for this amazing donation.

Dennis Miller, Rotary; Kevin Petrovek, owner of Hanlons; Ann Bearse, Katelynn’s Closet; Harold Robinson, former President of Rotary; Steve Heslinga, Rotary; Michael White, present President of Rotary.

 

 

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