Housing Assistance’s year-end giving campaign started with a lofty goal but had help from a major commitment.

An anonymous donor pledged to match all donations to Housing Assistance from December 15 through the end of the year up to a total of $50,000.

Housing Assistance supporters didn’t let the opportunity pass them by. Doug Scalise, pastor of Brewster Baptist Church, kicked off the donations with a check for $13,335 raised at their annual holiday fair.

Doug Scalise with Anne Van Vleck and Alisa Magnotta at our Orleans office open house in November.

Other donors were quick to join in, and the goal was met with a few days left in the month. The anonymous donor boosted the match to $75,000 – and supporters exceeded the new match before the new year arrived. The campaign raised $106,175 (plus the $75,000 match) from 241 donors.

“We are so grateful to have donors who understand the critical importance housing has on building strong families, strong neighborhoods, and a strong, vibrant Cape Cod,” said Alisa Magnotta, CEO of Housing Assistance. “We can’t thank you enough for your generosity.”