A Happy Holiday Starts with a Helping Hand

The season for giving is in full swing. And with so many people in need during the holidays and worthy local organizations working to help assist them, there’s no shortage of opportunities to give and make an impact in our community. Generosity benefits everyone. If you would like to help someone out this season but are unsure where to start there are literally dozens of organizations based right here in Provincetown. I’ve previously blogged about a few great ones in the past, like Helping Our WomenThe Carrie A. Seaman Animal Shelter, Inc.and The Soup Kitchen in Provincetown but I’m going to detail a couple more that deserve our attention this season.

Provincetown A I D S Support Group, Inc. – The AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, one of the first AIDS organizations established in the United States, works to foster health, independence and dignity for people living with HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis by providing care, support and housing. They work to help reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections through prevention, education and testing services. Services span all of Cape Cod and the Islands and whenever possible, ASGCC works to address the global epidemic. In 30-plus years ASGCC has provided comfort, care and services to hundreds of people living with HIV/AIDS including access to lifesaving medical care, food and nutrition and housing. Their prevention and screening team has reached literally hundreds of thousands of people with access to health information and linkages to care when appropriate.

Provincetown Community Compact, Inc.  – This non-profit organization was established in 1993 by artist Jay Critchley envisions Provincetown as a Cultural Sanctuary and is organized as a community-building and philanthropic organization to support living artists and the vitality of the arts community. Their mission is to advance the health and cultural well being of the community of Provincetown and the Lower Cape – its people, the natural environment and the economy. Their initiatives include: Dune Shack Residencies,The Swim For Life, the Think-ubator program and Prayer Ribbons. The projects strengthen the interdependence of people and place in order to nurture the creative process and promote sustainability.

Best wishes to everyone!