Spotlight: Mid-Cape Home Centers
125 years of commitment to quality, service, and you.
For 125 years, Mid-Cape Home Centers has been a family-owned local business serving Cape Cod, the Islands, and South Shore with quality products, exceptional service, and a commitment to bettering the local community. What began as one small lumberyard grew into six locations offering a wide range of building materials, Kitchen & Bath design services, custom millwork, and extensive design showrooms at multiple locations. Not only that, but the Mid-Cape team has made it a top priority to consistently give back to their local communities.
As an established member of the building industry in southeast Massachusetts, Mid-Cape has often focused their philanthropic efforts toward helping to provide affordable housing. They’ve sponsored local events such as the Cape Cod Blitz Build, for which Mid-Cape offers volunteers and supplies. This semi-annual community event is organized by Habitat for Humanity and the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod (HBRACC). Local donors, sponsors, and builder volunteers join together to construct a home in just one week! In spite of 2020’s obstacles, Habitat will be hosting a virtual build event, in which Mid-Cape will participate to raise funds and awareness.
In recent years, Mid-Cape has sponsored and supported Construction Camps, as well as the Annual Children’s LEGO Home-Building Competition, another event hosted by HBRACC. Participants ages 5 to 12 build their own unique dream homes out of LEGOs, enabling them to foster hard work and creativity. Mid-Cape is honored to be an annual corporate sponsor of HBRACC and their mission to support homeownership on Cape Cod through legislative, educational, business, and civic endeavors.
Mid-Cape has also focused several fundraising efforts toward supporting local veterans through Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center, raising over $15,000 this year alone. This goes toward financial support, housing assistance, counseling, and more to local veterans on the Cape and Islands. Mid-Cape’s support also extends to assisting local food banks, which is essential in the current pandemic and financial crisis. Earlier this year, the Mid-Cape team came together to donate $12,000 for the Family Pantry of Cape Cod and for Support the Soupman.
For the last two years, Mid-Cape has hosted their own annual event, First Responder Appreciation Day; a family fun event from which all proceeds are donated to the Sean M. Gannon Memorial Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation in direct support of local first responders. Each year the event has grown with more local participants supporting the cause. Mid-Cape has also furthered raising awareness for the cause by wrapping their delivery trucks in honor of first responders. They have wrapped six total trucks-for-a-cause in support of first responders, autism awareness, local veterans, active military, and more.
Like so many other companies and organizations, Mid-Cape was unable to host any in-person fundraising events this year due to COVID-19, but are adapting with safe and virtual alternatives. This year’s First Responder Appreciation event will be online and involve a location-wide raffle consisting of high-end prizes. In addition to Mid-Cape’s alternative events, rather than limiting the fundraising surrounding the increasingly popular “Giving Tuesday” to just one day, Mid-Cape is planning for a whole week of giving back in thanks to the community. This year, in celebration of their 125th year, Mid-Cape will donate $1.25 from every transaction to local food banks during the week of Thanksgiving. Mid-Cape’s top priority is to give back to the people and places that have allowed their business to evolve for over 125 years and they are hopeful the community will come together in support of local nonprofits, in what has proven to be such a challenging year.