This year, Mid-Cape Home Centers is celebrating its 125th anniversary, serving professional builders and homeowners on Cape Cod.
As part of that anniversary, Marketing Director Crystal Pieschel said the company is taking time to “reflect on the communities we’re in and how important those communities are to us.”
Over the years, the company has shown its appreciation for the support it has received by finding meaningful ways to give back. It has done so at Housing Assistance by serving as a corporate annual sponsor in recent years.
But its employees have taken that commitment a step further, embodying a corporate philosophy that embraces charitable giving. In June, 10 Mid-Cape staffers participated in our Virtual Walk for Hope raising over $2,200 in support of our mission to provide safe, stable housing for all in our region. That included Purchasing Manager Will DeMaida who ran 5.5 miles while on vacation in New Hampshire and who collected $650 in donations for this year’s walk.
Mid-Cape also participates in several of our other annual events, attending our Oysters & Champagne at Wequassett Resort in Harwich every summer and fielding a team of skilled professionals for our Big Fix-A-Thon, a fundraising day of service in which volunteers assist homeowners in one town with small home repairs.
Last December, several Mid-Cape employees donned their most festive ugly Christmas sweaters and joined us for our 16th Annual Telethon for Hope. While Crystal presented our agency with a $5,000 donation on behalf of Mid-Cape Home Centers, her colleagues were busy on the phones raising money for our programs; that included Gordon Correia who collected nearly $3,700 in donations for Housing Assistance. Yes, they were supporting an important cause, but they were having fun doing it.
“We’re so grateful to be a part of this community and we understand how important it is to support local businesses and support local housing,” Crystal said. “We see all of Housing Assistance’s efforts and we want to help with that and want to get behind it, both from a donation and an involvement perspective.”
Since the pandemic started, Crystal said, Mid-Cape has witnessed just how important housing is to our region. It is something the company’s management and employees don’t take for granted. “Many of our team members are second-, third-, and even fourth-generation employees who live, work and play here,” she said. “We know how critical of a need there is to have more affordable housing for locals because we are locals.”
The events of recent months have also impacted not only how Mid-Cape operates, but how it is celebrating its milestone anniversary. “We’ll all get together and celebrate next year,” Crystal promised.
The one thing the pandemic has not affected is Mid-Cape’s commitment to this community that it has called home since 1895. “Mid-Cape right now is evolving, innovating and has a forward-looking mission and in looking at all that, you really start to think about the communities you’re in and how important they are to us,” Crystal said.
Interested in becoming an annual or event-based sponsor? Contact Chief Development Officer Anne Van Vleck at firstname.lastname@example.org.