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Women United raises $28,000 to support WE CAN's expansion

The Cape and Islands United Way held their 5th annual Power of the Purse this fall, an event designed to encourage, enlighten and engage women, children and families in our community.

The event is supported by Women United, an arm of the United Way that works to create awareness and funds for programs and collaborations that help women and families. This year's special appeal was for WE CAN.

Lisa Guyon, speaking to the attendees at the Power of the Purse 2022

WE CAN's Executive Director Lisa Guyon had the opportunity to address the evening's guests, and she shared the exciting news of a new program site opening in Hyannis in early 2023.

The new location will increase access to WE CAN's programs and services for women working and living on the Mid-Cape. This second site will be in addition to their longtime Harwich Port headquarters.

Lisa Guyon, with Jackie Barber, Pam Cundall and Tricia Besse of the Cape & Islands United Way.

“The critical work being done by WE CAN and the opportunity to expand that reach and impact into the mid-Cape area is an important collaboration with Women United and our larger organization,” noted Mark Skala, President and CEO of the Cape and Islands United Way. "This is about lasting, impactful change that can happen when organizations unite to help women, and all those in our community who are in need during a challenging or difficult period in their lives. It is at the heart of the United Way mission."

Guests of the event were invited to raise their paddles to support this effort, and collectively, $28,000 was raised for WE CAN.

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