Puritan Cape Cod Donating 100 Coats for 100th Anniversary

Pictured left to right: Rick Penn, Mark Skala, Jim Penn

HYANNIS – Puritan Cape Cod began a campaign Tuesday to donate 100 coats to the Cape and Islands United Way in honor of their 100th anniversary and the celebration of Giving Tuesday across the country.

The campaign was kicked off by co-owners Rick and Jim Penn with a shopping event at their Main Street location.

For the first 100 coats sold, Puritan will be donating a children’s coat to the United Way.

Jim Penn said a cornerstone principle of the company since his grandfather founded the store is giving back to the Cape Cod area.

“It’s something that, for a hundred years, our company has always done,” Penn said.

“So why not, in the spirit of the holidays and in Giving Tuesday, give back to our community, which is so important to all of us here?”

President and CEO of the Cape and Islands United Way Mark Skala thanked Puritan Cape Cod for their contributions.

“You need to support the local businesses and the local community,” Skala said.

“They’re the backbone of what we do. They’re the people that are supporting the Cape and Islands United Way and the people in need.”

Skala said that collaborators such as the Cape Cod Family Resource Center and Lower Cape Outreach Council will be working with the United Way to distribute the coats.

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