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Together — with our donors, volunteers, partners and sponsors — we work for a community where every child has an equal opportunity to thrive, every family has the resources to become self-reliant, and every person has a safe place to call home. The Cape and Islands United Way partners with more than 30 local nonprofits to fund programs that address these critical issues, making a positive difference in the lives of more than 50,000 people every year.

More than one-third of the funds we distribute to our community is raised at our events. Your engagement and generosity has a direct impact on improving the lives of our friends and neighbors.


April 6
Wine Tasting at Dunn & Sons

Mix, mingle and sample different styles of wine alongside light bites at Yarmouth Port's newest wine shop, Dunn & Sons. We will have a fun raffle/giveaway, and a portion of sales will also go to supporting our micro grant program.

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Wearing a Helmet

September 17
Second Summer Cycle

An exciting new event to benefit local nonprofits, including the Cape & Islands United Way! Show your support and have a great ride... there are 3 different distances to choose from for this event, so there's something for everyone. All rides finish with a major celebration at the finish in the outer Cape.

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October 2023
Day of Action

A day to work united with your coworkers to perform a service project at a local nonprofit. Projects are one-day commitments which range from beautification efforts to organizing food pantries. Whether you are new or old to volunteering, it's a great opportunity to serve those who serve our community. Your business can make a tangible difference in the lives of others!

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May 7
Community Baby Shower

Invitation-only event for new and expecting families

In the spirit of a traditional baby shower, the Community Baby Shower, is a celebration for new and expectant mothers. The purpose of the event is to serve low-income families, providing baby essentials, supplies and access to local resources that will help give them a stronger start to parenthood. To date, you have helped us serve more than 300 expectant families!

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September 20
Power of the Purse

A Women United event featuring cocktails, passed appetizers and food stations, and an exquisite designer handbag auction with brands and styles you know and love. Now in its 6th year, Power of the Purse brings women together to encourage, enlighten and engage women, children and families in our community.

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June 23
Best Night

Join us as we celebrate 25 years of community impact – made possible by you!


Included in the evening's program are a live auction, a special appeal to support our nonprofit partners, and the presentation of our annual Visionary Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals for their service and dedication to our community.

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September 25
Annual Golf Tournament

Our annual golf tournament gives our golfing supporters an opportunity to play at the exclusive and incredible course at the Hyannisport Club. The day includes lunch, a 12:30 shotgun start and cocktail reception with food and open bar.

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