Events

Volunteer Coffee Hour 

The first Wednesday of the month at 10 am at Housing Assistance Corporation, 460 West Main Street, Hyannis.

Learn more about HAC and how you can get involved. This monthly coffee hour is a brief overview of what HAC does, who we serve, and what volunteer opportunities are available. Meets usually every first Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. for one hour. RSVP here!

HAC's Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition (Thursday, April 7)

An evening that brings HAC staff, volunteers, supporters and donors together to celebrate the previous year's accomplishments while recognizing the wonderful work being done in the community by individuals, organizations and businesses that align with HAC's mission to ensure all on Cape Cod have safe, stable and decent place to live. 

For details, contact Laura Reckford at 508-771-5400, ext. 273, or at lreckford@haconcapecod.org

Housing With Love Walk (Monday, July 11 - Sunday, July 17)

Join Housing Assistance Corporation’s walk team for the 23rd Annual Housing with Love Walk, a seven-day walk spanning the length of Cape Cod. The walk benefits local non-profits, raising money and awareness for Cape Cod housing agencies. HAC will be walking as a group on Sunday, July 19. The HAC Walk Team will gather on the Falmouth Village Green at 11 a.m. to walk 3.5 miles to Woods Hole. Click the above Housing With Love Walk link to donate.

The Cape Cod Quahog Challenge (Sunday, August 7)

The Quahog Challenge is a competition to find the tastiest stuffed clam on Cape Cod. The winner gets bragging and marketing rights for The Best Stuffed Quahog on Cape Cod.

The event, started in 2015, features celebrity judges; a special guest of honor (Doug the Quahog); and live entertainment. Funds raised will go to Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC), a 42-year-old nonprofit providing housing services and solutions to Cape Cod and the Islands. 

Click here to LIKE the Quahog Challenge on Facebook!

HAC's Big Fix (Brewster, TBA Fall 2016)

A day of service aimed at making small home improvements to local veterans, seniors and the disabled. Now in its seventh year, the Big Fix has been to Barnstable, Dennis, Sandwich, Mashpee, Yarmouth and Bourne. In 2016, it comes to Brewster where we hope over 200 volunteers will come out to make a big difference in the lives of their neighbors in need.  

Shelter Cape Cod Telethon (Thursday, December 8)

The Shelter Cape Cod Telethon is a major fundraiser to support all of Housing Assistance Corporation’s shelters: The NOAH Shelter, Angel House Shelter, Carriage House Shelter, and The Village at Cataumet Shelter.

HAC Classes & Workshops 

Throughout the year, HAC offers the following classes: Rebuilding Your Credit, Homebuyer Education (for first-time homebuyers) and Home Forever (for homeowners). Click here for more information and schedules.

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Sponsorships for our events are available. Without your support, events like these would not be possible. Levels of sponsorship range from $100 to $10,000, with benefits applicable to each level. Sponsorship provides an opportunity to advertise your business and also allows you to contribute to work that stabilizes the Cape Cod economy.

Please contact Deanna Bussiere at dbussiere@haconcapecod.org or 508-771-5400, ext. 270, to learn more about our events and sponsorship opportunities.

HAC in the News

'Bachelorette' contestant raises money for NOAH Center

Posted on Sun, Feb 20, 2011

HYANNIS — Julie Zaks had to admit a lunch date with hunky Dennis resident and former "Bachelorette" contestant Chris Lambton felt "surreal."

Zaks, of Dorchester, won the lunch in a raffle after donating $90 to the 7th annual NOAH Telethon, a fundraiser for the Hyannis homeless shelter, in December.

Lambton, 33, was the last of 25 candidates to be rejected by Ali Fedotowsky in Bora Bora during last season's reality show "The Bachelorette." The owner of E. Lambton Landscaping has been making himself useful to many charitable groups post-show.

A date with Lambton also is one of the prizes offered at an online silent auction to benefit the Ellie Fund, an organization helping breast cancer patients.

Attention ladies, bidding lasts until March 11!

At The Naked Oyster on Main Street in Hyannis on Saturday, Lambton reflected on the life-changing year that began with a landscaping customer from Yarmouth, who nominated him for the show.

"I was landscaping at this woman's house and we were talking," said the blue-eyed, broad-shouldered bachelor.

She happened to be a big fan of ABC's reality show, "The Bachelorette," and asked him whether she could take his picture and nominate him.

The woman, who Lambton called Michelle from New Jersey and Yarmouth, made a convincing case that he was a sweet, small town guy who worked as a teacher in New York City. He returned to Dennis to help when his mother became ill with Multi System Atrophy, a motor neuron disease with symptoms similar to ALS. She died in 2008.

Lambton's story pulled on heart strings, and his looks didn't hurt either.

When he got the first call from ABC, Lambton declined. He said he had no desire for his private life to become public.

But he relented and went through three months of filming, a strange time being sequestered with the other contestants, and allowed no access to friends, family, newspapers or television.

Lambton nearly won, but Fedotowsky ultimately picked Roberto Martinez, to whom she's now engaged.

Then Lambton emerged from the reality show bubble, rejected by one bachelorette but beloved by others.

Many others.

"It's bizarre," he said. "A year ago, I was just here on Cape Cod working with my brother. I was nobody. Now," he laughs, "I was in an airport the other day and a girl came up to me and asked to her have picture taken with me. It's definitely been life-changing."

He does have a girlfriend from Dallas, Texas, he said. They met in October when he was in North Carolina helping out at another charity event, the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic.

Lambton didn't want to go into details about his new squeeze.

But he did say she's not the jealous type. She understands all these dates are for a good cause.

Zaks wore a pretty dress for Saturday's date. A legal assistant who lives with her 83-year-old grandmother, Zaks donated to the NOAH Telethon because she has a friend who is struggling on the Cape. Yes, the fact she might also win a date with Lambton motivated her.

When she won, "I nearly fell down," she said.

Zaks said she watched the show and cheered for Lambton because he's a fellow Massachusetts resident.

Lambton still gets lots of offers to help out charities. He picks and chooses, but clearly says yes to many.

"The reality show thing can be used to give back," he said.

Rick Brigham, the NOAH development coordinator, said Lambton helped the telethon greatly. Thanks in part to the Cape reality TV celeb, the telethon raised $73,000, up from $60,000 the previous year.