As a business focused on custom home building and home renovations, it should come as no surprise that Cape Associates has long been connected to HAC’s Big Fix.
But the company’s support of HAC goes far beyond the annual day of service held every fall. It has regularly donated to several of the agency’s annual events, including our Shelter Cape Cod Telethon.
This summer, the construction firm will increase its giving by serving as a Signature Sponsor of HAC’s Oysters & Champagne fundraiser, a new event taking place on Thursday, July 19 at the Wequassett Resort in Harwich.
Sponsoring the event, said Cape Associates CEO Matthew Cole, aligns with his company’s desire to give back to the community. “Without this community, there would be no us,” he said. “We look for opportunities to make the greatest impact [with our giving] as much to create a sustainable future as to pay thanks to that which has been provided to us.”
HAC’s role in the community, he said, is vital to addressing the lack of housing units on Cape Cod. “The most acute need is for additional rental housing,” he said. “We need to create more for our current workforce and for the future workforce. Too many folks are house burdened and paying too much for housing.”
Why We Give: Cape Associates
Over the years, Cape Associates Executive Vice President Richard Bryant has organized a Big Fix team of skilled professionals who donate their time and talents to the day of service.
The annual event has allowed Cape Associates to “get out of the office and use our skills as a great team-building exercise,” company CEO Matthew Cole said. “What we’ve seen is some really neat stories of recipients of the work who always are very grateful, whether it’s a veteran who served in the military or an elderly person who needs a little help. It leaves the group feeling very good about the contributions they’ve made. We take away more than we give through that event.”
As they have in the past, Cape Associates plans on organizing a Big Fix team to assist veterans, seniors and disabled homeowners with small home repairs in Harwich this September.