Thursday saw a Masonic Angel Fund volunteer deliver 102 coats to three schools in Eastham and Wellfleet. Volunteer Bill Stoeckert of East Orleans visited Wellfleet Elementary School, Eastham Elementary and The Children's Place on a dreary day and left smiles everywhere he stopped.
A familiar figure in Lower Cape Schools, Stoeckert is a long-time volunteer with the Masonic Angel Foundation and a member of Universal Lodge in Orleans. He delivers the program's monthly Beehive Food packages, Beehive School Tools school supply kits, Laptops for KidZ computers and Beehive Winter Coats.
Thursday's deliveries saw 75 toddler coats delivered at The Children's Place, 20 coats at Eastham Elementary and 17 at Wellfleet Elementary. School staff determine which children need coats and transmit sizing information to the MAF volunteers. Each child also receives a hat and a pair of mittens. Coats, hats and mittens for these three schools were underwritten primarily by grants from The Federated Church of Orleans' Virginia Cook Trust and the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank.
Beehive Winter Coat deliveries continue this week and next week.