A Great Start To Our Year!

We have had a great start to the year here at COIPP, but we could use more volunteers! Volunteers are needed!  We need people to assist on for the Cupcake Run on August 17 in the morning at Monocacy Village Park near East Street  . We need help with registration, cheering on the course, welcoming runners back and more.  Please let us know immediately if you can help.  Remember, it is the sweetest race in town!!!

The 8th Annual Cupcake Run is almost here. Make sure to register early.  All proceeds will go to COIPP and our dear friends at Blessings In a Backpack. This is a wonderful opportunity to support us, support them-and support your own physical fitness. Remember, this is the sweetest race in town!!!

We challenge all schools to put together a team of walkers and runners for the 8th annual Cupcake Run.  This year it will be held onSunday, April 17th, in the morning at Monocacy Village Park near East Street. Registration on site will begin at 6:30; the race begins at8:30. It could not be better-you get to exercise, raise money for us, and enjoy a cupcake when done. What a way to begin the day. This is the sweetest race in town!!!

Do we have a deal for you.  Join us on Sunday, April 17, in the morning at Monocacy Village Park.  You can participate as a walker or a runner in the 8th annual Cupcake Run. This year City Loaf Baked Goods will be selling egg and biscuit or egg, bacon and biscuit  breakfast sandwiches-with all proceeds benefitting COIPP and Blessings In A Backpack. What a way to start the day- a walk/run, a cupcake and a homemade biscuit sandwich. That is what I call a great morning!!!

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

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!