So many things have happened for COIPP during the holiday season! This year's Silent Auction was a great success. We made over $8,250, and donations continue to come in. This is even more than last year. We thank everyone who donated items, attended the event, or sent us donations. We are already planning for next year and will publicize a "save the Date" as soon as we know when it is. Thank you, thank you, thank you! It truly did 'take the village.'
Thanks to a Middletown, Md. man who made a generous donation to honor Laura Duncan, a Defense Attorney, and a donation from an wonderful, old friend, COIPP has $600 more in the bank. We cannot wait to increase our offerings to families.
Thank you Doug Zaruba, of Doug Zaruba's Jewelry. The beautiful feather necklace he designed for COIPP has brought in $1200 to our non-profit, for he donates half of the cost for each one sold right back to us. Amazing! If you have not been by his store at 35 North Market Street you are missing an opportunity to see exquisite, artistic, one of a kind jewelry. We just love to stop by!
Looking forward to next week when we will meet with a Mom who is struggling with the incarceration of a husband. The good news is that we will be able to meet with her and chat, give her books that hopefully will help her children through this time, and recommend resources that may help her and the kids out. We are hoping that her kids will join us in some weekend fun activities during the new school year. It is great to have some ways to help this Mom out.
We are always looking for new ideas. If you have some thoughts on things we can do for the children, or how we can best reach out to this population, we would love to hear your thoughts. Just message us and let us know your thinking. We are looking forward to growing in the new year.
Want to volunteer? As we grow in what we do we need all hands on deck. Let us know if you would like to be a part of COIPP!