Happy Times for COIPP

The Cupcake Fun 5K Run was a huge success for COIPP.  We made over $2500, all of which will go to help our children and their caregivers.  We can hardly wait until next year’s race!

Resource Fair at the Frederick Adult Detention Center – We had a wonderful time at the annual Resource Fair at the Frederick Adult Detention Center during men’s visitation.  We gave out Resource Bags, handmade blankets, information on different programs that assist children and caregivers, stuffed animals, children’s books and much more. There was even face painting!  Next year we are going to extend our hours, so that more children can have a great day while they visit a loved one.

Bowling/Pizza Party – Our first bowling/pizza party was terrific. We had more than 30 caregivers and children come out for a Sunday morning of fun.  As one child, Cait, put it, “The reason why we’re bowling is because we are letting go of sadness.” We already have plans underway to start some Fall weekend children and caregivers trips and activities.

InBloom Jewelry – Fantastic news! Stacey Krantz, designer of InBloom Jewelry, has chosen Shari Ostrow Scher as her first ‘hero’.  Stacey is an amazing talent who always believes in giving back. She has designed a stunning ginkgo shaped necklace to celebrate .  All proceeds above cost will be given to Children Of Incarcerated Parents Partnership.  These necklaces are not only stunning; the proceeds will greatly help our cause. Go to her website  and see the two necklace choices.