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Kind words of women we have helped!

Here are two testimonials received about the scholarships for FCC that were offered to two caregivers in year 2015. We are very proud of them and what they have accomplished! 

The purpose of this letter is to express my gratitude for your generous financial assistance during my Fall semester at Frederick Community college. The Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership scholarship will benefit me greatly by helping me hire a tutor for my math class, and takes some of the burden off my shoulders financially. I will be able to focus more on school and work less hours this semester because of this contribution. I appreciate the needs of parents with children who have incarcerated parents, being recognized by your foundation, as young women like myself are often forgotten about and left to struggle without our children's father doing their part. I hope to complete my education and show my child that adversity does not create failure, and that she can look at me as an inspiration.

Thank you for your time, consideration and charity.

Mollie S.

 

Dear Donors,

I was very pleased and appreciative to learn that I was a recipient of your scholarship.  I am writing you to deeply thank you for your generous gift.

I am currently a nursing student at Frederick Community College.  My career plans are to obtain my associates degree from FCC and eventually my Bachelors in Nursing.  I currently dedicate some time at Frederick Memorial Hospital as a patient care companion.  I plan on seeking a nursing job upon graduation.

Also, I believe the COIPP scholarship has impacted my life tremendously and is changing my world by lightening my financial burden which allows me to focus on achieving my educational goals. Your immense generosity has inspired me especially on the importance of giving back. I hope to one day help other students achieve their educational and career goals just as you have helped me.

Lina A.

May Update!

Our first Resource Fair held during Women's Visitation at the Frederick County Detention Center took place on Saturday, May 7, and it was a great success. The visitors were so grateful for everything we shared- Resource Bags and handmade blankets for children, hygiene supplies for families, stuffed animals for little ones, and books, books, books. Many recipients wanted to talk, share their stories, and tell us how they hoped to pay forward our kindness. We were touched- and now know we are going to add a yearly resource fair during women visitations to our present list of fairs.

When we started over 14 years ago, we never thought we would grow as we have. Recently we decided to rent a storage unit to hold all of the resources we have for families.  Interestingly, we have almost outgrown our new large space.  We now have enough books, blankets, stuffed animals and resource bags to serve many children and caregivers. 

We get more and more interest in our work.  Recently, Shari Scher was asked by two Boston College Professors to write an essay for their book, Parental Incarceration: Personal Accounts and Developmental Impact.  Hot off the press, it has 30 essays and will be used in classrooms across the nation that are dealing with issues of justice.  Who ever thought COIPP would be part of a publication!

This year's Cupcake Run was a huge success.  Held in April, we had donors and supporters from all over.  We raised $1250 front he run- and a great time was had by all. Sadly, this was the last year the Cupcake Run will take place, but we are forever grateful for the money raised. We received a check for $1250 and we had $1600 in sponsorships. We exist thanks to grants, donations and the kindness of others; thank you to everyone who helped make this a beneficial fundraiser

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!!!

All Great Things Happening With COIPP!

Thank goodness for the blizzard  It allowed COIPP the time necessary to review and order 500 books from 'Reading is Fundamental'. In the Fall we were the local Macy' and RIF's chosen non-profit; their support led to today's order. Thank you everyone who participated; our looking/taking library at the Detention center is soon to be filled with terrific new books for the boys and girls.

Save the date!  This year's Cupcake Run will be on Sunday April, 17th, in the morning at Monocacy Village Park in Frederick. Once again, we will be sharing the money raised with our friends at Blessings in A Backpack. We are going to need volunteers, volunteers, and more volunteers on the day of the race. If you can help  out, please let us know!

Great news keeps coming our way!  Just got an email from Love and Company Marketing Agency. Each year at their anniversary they choose a non-profit for their 'Love Fest'.  Two years ago they chose Heartley House, last year they chose Blessings In A Backpack, and this year US!  They are going to be collecting items for the kids and filling bags so that they will be ready well before our next Resource Fair. We will be presenting a COIPP overview to the employees late next week.  What a great community service they are offering.

So many wonderful things keep happening and we can't thank our supporters enough! Thank you!