Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cape Cod Charity Lunch Bunch Gives to Latham Centers

Cape Cod Charity Lunch Bunch
Cape Cod Charity Lunch Bunch, a social group of jolly Cape women, gathers monthly for a luncheon at the home of one of 12 participants. Enjoying a midday meal, the hostess of the group picks a new and relevant charity for which to donate $300. The children, adult residents and staff of Latham Centers thank Joanne Patrie of South Dennis for choosing us as her charity for the month of February. The group is pictured left at a festively decorated Valentine table.

Since 2011, the Cape Cod Charity Lunch Bunch has recognized more than 30 charities, many on Cape Cod. Donating $25 each (the cost of lunch out with a glass of wine), the group collects $300 per month for the charity of the hostess’ choice. To date, they have donated some $10,000 – something that we at Latham Centers recognize and are truly impressed with.

Initially, Louise Curran (creator of the group), and her friends would gather socially at restaurants after painting class, recapping the day and enjoying each other’s company. After reading an article about a group of friends that mirrored her own, she noticed one vital difference. The women in the article learned about and donated to a charity each time they met. Louise was inspired, and quickly her group of friends decided to meet at one another’s homes, often inviting representatives from the selected charity to present and mingle.

Latham Centers is inspired by ‘the ladies,’ and we thank them for their generosity on behalf of the children and adults we serve with complex special needs.  Latham and the other deserving nonprofit beneficiaries are lucky to lunch with them—in good company, and for very good causes.

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