MASS APPEAL INC
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Children & Youth
- Immigrants & Refugees
Location2393 State highway route 6WELLFLEET, MA 02667 United States
Mass Appeal Cape Cod continues its mission of providing free clothing to residents of the Outer Cape. We also have children’s books and toys, towels, linens and bedding, and accessories such as belts, scarves, shoes and handbags. Through generous foundation grants we are able to provide new children’s sneakers, snow boots and undies.
Our basic mission is providing free clothing for Outer Cape families since 1991. Our organization was started by two single mothers in Eastham, MA. They had a vision of swapping used clothing with other mothers, and began in one of their garages where they stored donated clothes. They soon outgrew their space, and in 1996 finally settled in our current location. We continue to provided free clothing, shoes, linens, toys and books for the whole family. Although this does not address all the economic challenges facing our clients, it does free up their limited resources to be used for housing, food and medical care. We also work with our affiliate, the Outer Cape Committee Against Domestic Abuse (OCCADA). OCCADA serves to educate the community about domestic abuse and connect abused individuals with available services. Mass Appeal is governed by a Board of Officers and Directors who reside on the Lower and Outer Cape. We were awarded 501(c)(3) status by the Federal government and are recognized as a non-profit by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our funding comes from individual and corporate donations, town grants, local fund-raising events and foundation grants.