|Mike Ingham (from left), Paul Ruane and Jim Ruane of the Osterville Men’s Club helped deliver donations for HAC’s Welcome Home Gift Basket program.|
The Osterville Men’s Club is using its 60th anniversary this year not only as a reason to celebrate, but as cause to give back to the community.
“Sixty is a time in your life when you reflect back and it’s also a time to give back,” said club member Paul Ruane. He was one of four club members who collected a variety of new and used household goods, ranging from lamps to kitchen appliances to towels to bedsheets, which were donated to HAC’s Welcome Home Gift Basket program.
Ruane spearheaded the effort, filling up several truckloads of donations and delivering them to HAC with fellow club members Jim Ruane, Mike Ingham and Jack Mechem. The donations will go to HAC clients who are making the transition from shelter to permanent housing.
This spring, Paul Ruane said, the club also took time to support Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands Meals on Wheels program. And in October, they plan on volunteering a day to make small home improvements to a handful of homes for those in need in the community.
This September, they have invited HAC CEO Alisa Galazzi to speak to the club about the work the agency does.
|Click here to learn more about HAC's Welcome Home Gift Basket program and how you or your business can help support our clients in shelter as they transition into permanent housing.|