Our View: Donate In Honor Of ‘Working Families’


As of this writing, The Cape Cod Chronicle and its readers have contributed about $23,500 toward the $60,000 goal for our Helping Neighbors campaign for the Family Pantry of Cape Cod. It’s a tremendous accomplishment. But we know we can do better. Perhaps it’s been the crush of holiday errands and travel, or maybe it’s the jittery stock market. Or maybe we’ve been focused lately on a certain letter to the editor and the debate about supporting year-round residents trying to make ends meet on Cape Cod.

You know where we’re going with this, don’t you?

If you’re one of the many people who were stirred by the suggestion that Cape Cod towns don’t need to take extraordinary steps to retain year-round working families, we challenge you to send a donation – however small – to the Helping Neighbors campaign. Make your gift in honor of “working families,” and we’ll print that, with your name, in our final list of donors next week.

Whether you’re a year-rounder or a sympathetic summer resident, you have an opportunity to send a message that you support a sustainable community of working people. Contribute by clicking here.

Happy Holidays, and thank you for helping your year-round neighbors.

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