Supports Local Children and Families Partners with Independence House and Katelynn’s Closet for Fundraising Programs; Coop Employees also Fundraise for Local Holiday Projects December 8, 2021 (Hyannis, MA) – The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod has partnered with Independence House and Katelynn’s Closet to launch holiday giving campaigns to support crucial services for local children and families. The fundraising programs will run through December 31, 2021. “During this festive time, we want to lend a helping hand to our neighbors facing hardship and personal crisis,” said Lisa Oliver, Chair, President and CEO of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod. “The holidays can be a stressful and sad time for those experiencing loss. We know that Cape Cod is not immune to the scourges of domestic abuse, sexual violence and childhood poverty. Independence House and Katelynn’s Closet are addressing these issues every day, and The Coop is proud to partner with them during this season of giving. I hope you will generously support these deserving nonprofit organizations during the month of December.” The bank is excited to bring back the decade-long Stuff A Stocking program. With giant stockings in the lobbies of all nine branches, this year’s beneficiary is Katelynn’s Closet, a Cape-based nonprofit organization devoted to providing children in need with clothing, footwear and basics to help them maintain dignity and foster self-esteem. Through the month of December, donations of new, unwrapped clothing for children ages 4-18 can be donated at any of the bank’s branches. Clothing items needed include pajamas, socks, underwear and sweatshirts. Monetary donations can be made directly to Katelynn’s Closet at http://www.katelynns-closet.org/donate/ The Coop is also hosting a virtual fundraiser for Independence House – Give Hope & Healing – to support their mission of assisting survivors of domestic and sexual assault and their children. “By including Independence House in their annual holiday giving program, The Coop is demonstrating their leadership and support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence on Cape Cod, while also increasing awareness of these two significant issues in our community,” said Lysetta Hurge-Putnam, Executive Director of Independence House. “As a result of The Coop’s holiday program, Independence House hopes to help over 200 survivors this holiday season, and we are proud to be counted among the worthy organizations selected to participate in this opportunity. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod.” Donations from $15 to $100 will provide survivors with hotline assistance, counseling services, medical examination support, clothing, transportation and well-being opportunities for families living in shelters. Donations to Independence House can be made online at https://independencehouse.org/coop-give-hope-healing. Finally, The Coop’s employees continued their annual support of the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Stuff-A-Bus and the Salvation Army’s Dress A Live Doll through their “Pay It Forward” program (formerly Charity Jeans Day). Bank employees raised more than $2,500, including the bank match, and purchased 21 toys for Stuff-A-Bus and sponsored five local children for Dress A Live Doll. About The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod is an independent, local, mutual community bank with over $1.3 billion in assets and 170 employees. Established in 1921, the bank is committed to investing in the Cape Cod community where we live and work. The bank is headquartered in Hyannis with branches on Route 6A in Yarmouth Port, East Dennis and West Barnstable; in Sandwich at 275 Cotuit Road; in Hyannis at 695 Attucks Lane in Independence Park; in East Harwich at 1470 Orleans Road/Route 39; in North Falmouth at 660 North Falmouth Highway; in Falmouth at 238 Worcester Court; and in Marstons Mills at 3878 Falmouth Road. The bank also operates a mortgage loan office at 237 Commercial St., Unit 16, Provincetown. For more information, please visit www.mycapecodbank.com, www.facebook.com/mycapecodbank , or call 508.568.3400.