Cape Cod Academy seniors Bailey Hans of Pocasset and Lydia Dick of North Falmouth will host on Saturday, June 14, a Jamaican buffet benefit at Coonamessett Farm in Hatchville for the Cape Cod Center for Women, an organization that helps battered and abused women and their children from around the Cape and islands.
The benefit, which is from 5 to 8 PM, will include a silent auction, raffle, family-friendly activities and authentic Jamaican cuisine.
The center is dedicated to providing quality programs and services to individuals and families escaping domestic violence or abuse. Since its founding in 2000, it has provided sanctuary for more than 500 families and hotline services for approximately 10,000 callers, thanks, in part, to private donors and community support.
Bailey and Lydia are hosting the event as part of their senior project, to be completed in the months of May and June.
When asked why they chose to benefit the center, Bailey said, “As a teenage girl, I feel passionate that every woman has the right to feel safe in their environment, and that no woman should be forced into poverty in order to escape an abusive situation.” Lydia answered, “When one-half of all homeless women and children are fleeing from domestic violence, I feel there is no better cause for our senior project than benefiting the Cape Cod Center for Women and their safe house.”
Tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children 9 and younger, and can be purchased by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 508-680-6549.