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May 11 2012

Welcome to Cape Cod Beach Buckets – A Perfect Partnership

Every summer, Cape Abilities, a non-profit organization, assembles and delivers over 30,000 Welcome to Cape Cod Beach Buckets.  These beach buckets go to families who are renting vacation homes on Cape Cod, and are filled with samples, maps, discount coupons, brochures, and a restaurant guide.  They provide an opportunity for both local and national companies to advertise their business to summer renters.  

The most important thing that Welcome to Cape Cod Beach Buckets does, however, is to provide paid employment to people with significant disabilities.  Last summer, close to 70 people worked on some phase of the program.  Our participants assemble the beach buckets, collate the information inside, and deliver the beach buckets to over 100 distribution sights throughout the Cape.   Last summer, we logged 4200 miles on the roads of Cape Cod.

This summer will be the 5th year that Welcome to Cape Cod Beach Buckets and WeNeedaVacation.com will work together. We are very pleased with this relationship, and hope to expand our coverage to include vacation rentals on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard in the future.

To see photos of the beach buckets and learn more information about Cape Abilities please go to:

http://www.capeabilities.org/index.php/2011/09/season-finale/

All of us at Cape Abilities look forward to working with the homeowners at WeNeedAVacation.com this summer and in the years to come. Homeowners can begin picking up buckets in Hyannis or Brewster beginning May 25 and in Wellesley beginning June 4.

About Cape Abilities: Located in Hyannis, Massachusetts, Cape Abilities is a non-profit organization that provides jobs, housing, life skills coaching, and transportation for adults with disabilities living on Cape Cod.

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About the author

Liz Eagan

For over 40 years, Cape Abilities has provided supports for people with disabilities on Cape Cod. Cape Abilities was founded as Nauset Workshop in 1968.

Although we have grown significantly, our mission has never changed. We are proud that through our services, people with disabilities have been empowered to live meaningful and active lives in their own towns across Cape Cod.